Brie cheese smothered with fresh figs cooked with brown sugar, vanilla, and almonds, then baked until almost melted. Serve warm with water crackers as a wonderful holiday appetizer or special treat during fig season. Canned figs in syrup may be substitu
INGREDIENTS (for 1 servings):
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons water
- 6 fresh figs, stemmed and quartered
- 1 (14 ounce) round 4 1/4-inch diameter round Brie cheese
- 1/2 cup toasted almonds
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 C).
Heat brown sugar and water in a small saucepan over medium heat until sugar is completely dissolved. Add figs and vanilla, and cook until softened, about 10 minutes. Stir in almonds and vanilla. Place brie wheel in a baking dish, and pour fig mixture over the top.
Bake in the preheated oven for 10 to 15 minutes, or until softened but not melted. Serve with water crackers.