We used to make this scrumptious app for holiday parties back in the 90s. Before we had kids with nut allergies, before we started to worry about the fat content of brie and before Paula Deen did it on the Food Network.
We don't know anyone who can resist this. And, did we mention, it's EASY?
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Here's what you need and how you do it
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup broken walnuts, pecans, almonds or hazelnuts
1 Tablespoon Brandy (or whiskey...you all have some of that in your cupboards, don't you?)
1 14-ounce round of Brie cheese
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Stir together sugar, nuts and brandy (or whiskey). (You can cover this and chill it up to a week ahead of time.)
Place brie on a pie plate. Bake for 4 to 5 minutes.
Sprinkle sugar mixture on top of brie. Bake 2 to 3 minutes more, until sugar is melted and cheese is heated through but not melted.
Serve with apples (brushed with lemon juice to keep them from browning) and crackers.
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