Camembert with Balsamic Bell Pepper

Creamy Camembert is perfectly paired with a sweet-savory red bell pepper relish.

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  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 40 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 12
 

Ingredients

1
teaspoon olive or vegetable oil
1
medium red bell pepper, chopped
1/2
teaspoon packed brown sugar
1
tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1
round (8 ounces) Camembert cheese
2
medium green onions, chopped (2 tablespoons)
1
tablespoon chopped pistachio nuts
48
assorted crackers or small cocktail bread slices

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°. Heat oil in 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cook bell pepper in oil 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until tender. Stir in brown sugar and vinegar. Cook 1 to 2 minutes or until pepper is glazed.
  • 2 Meanwhile, place cheese in ungreased decorative ovenproof plate or shallow ovenproof serving bowl. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until soft.
  • 3 Spoon bell pepper mixture over cheese. Sprinkle with onions and nuts. Serve with crackers.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°. Heat oil in 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cook bell pepper in oil 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until tender. Stir in brown sugar and vinegar. Cook 1 to 2 minutes or until pepper is glazed.
  • 2 Meanwhile, place cheese in ungreased decorative ovenproof plate or shallow ovenproof serving bowl. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until soft.
  • 3 Spoon bell pepper mixture over cheese. Sprinkle with onions and nuts. Serve with crackers.

Tips

Expert Tips

The bell pepper mixture can be made up to 24 hours in advance; cover and refrigerate. Just before serving, reheat in the microwave on High for 1 to 2 minutes.

Serve on a gold or silver holiday platter, and tuck a few sprigs of fresh rosemary around the cheese.

Camembert is a wonderful rich, creamy cheese from France that typically comes in a round and has a soft edible rind. When ripe, this fragrant cheese oozes slightly.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
135
(
Calories from Fat
80),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
9%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
280mg
280%;
Total Carbohydrate
9g
9%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
),
Protein
5g
5%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
16%;
Vitamin C
16%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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