Mega Kiwi and Walnut Baked Brie
This recipe is decadent. Brie is a mild and creamy cheese, which also makes it the perfect base for the best sweets - -sugar, honey, Mega Kiwi - - its a match made in heaven.
Baked brie is also kind of a “community” dessert – you can either have your own wheel or give everyone a spoon, making this a great option for get togethers, and festive enough for holidays like Christmas! Move over cheese ball, it's ooey-gooey baked Brie's moment.
To add to the grandeur of this fancy cheese bake, brie pairs well with fruity red wines, such as Electra -- my favorite Moscato! Friends, grab a bottle and bake a Brie wheel topped with Mega Kiwi, you won't be disappointed!
1 cup walnuts
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tbsp unsalted butter melted
1 wheel brie 13.2 oz
2 tbsp light brown sugar
1/4 cup honey
1/2 tsp balsamic vinegar
1/3 cup Mega Kiwi
crackers or bread for dipping
Preheat oven to 350 F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set nearby.
Add walnuts, melted butter, and granulated sugar to a small spatula over medium heat. Toss walnuts to coat and cook for 5 minutes until sugar has melted, stirring frequently so sugar doesn't burn. Once sugar has coated the walnuts, quickly transfer the nuts the parchment paper and spread out so that walnuts don't stick together. Let walnuts cool.
Place brie in a rimmed baking dish (or cast iron skillet). If you don't like the rind, trip off the top of the brie. Sprinkle top of brie with brown sugar.
Bake brie for 12-14 minutes or until brie is heated through. Remove from oven and allow brie to cool for 5 minutes.
While brie bakes, add honey and balsamic vinegar to a microwave safe bowl and heat for 1 minute. Remove from microwave, stir, then add Mega Kiwi and toss to coat. Let Mega Kiwi sit in warm honey balsamic mixture for 2-3 minutes.
To serve, sprinkle candied walnuts on top of baked brie, then scoop out Mega Kiwi and arrange on top of walnuts. Drizzle honey balsamic mixture generously on and around the brie. Use crackers or bread for dipping.