Brie Torte with Dried Cherries
This tasty appetizer is easy to transport to parties and makes a great hostess gift.
1 (15- to 16-ounce) wheel Brie cheese
1/3 cup butter, softened
1/3 cup chopped dried tart cherries
1/4 cup finely chopped pecans
1/8 tablespoon of cherry juice concentrate
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme (or 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh thyme)
Refrigerate Brie until chilled and firm; or freeze 30 minutes, or until firm. Cut Brie in half horizontally.
Combine butter, dried cherries, cherry juice, pecans and thyme in a small bowl; mix well. Evenly spread mixture on cut-side of one piece of the Brie. Top with the other piece, cut-side down. Lightly press together. Wrap in plastic wrap; refrigerate 1 to 2 hours. To serve, cut into serving size wedges and bring to room temperature. Serve with crackers. makes about 20 appetizer servings
Note: If wrapped securely in plastic wrap, this appetizer will keep in the
refrigerator for at least a week.
TIP – Melt semisweet chocolate or white chocolate chips over low heat. Stir in dried cherries. Add toasted almonds, if desired. Mix until coated with chocolate. Spoon into waxed paper for a candy treat that kids and adults will love.