I owe apologies to both of my baking groups.....I couldn't pull it together this past week to bake a cookie recipe for the 12 Weeks of Christmas Cookies nor could I manage baking the Cinnamon Pudding Cake for the Cake Slice Bakers. I'd like to just blame it on my "lack of energy" @ 32 weeks of pregnancy but the reality was that I just had too many other (unexpected) things on my plate last week. Thus, I gave myself permission to not over do myself and just skip this past week of baking commitments. It was NOT an easy decision. But as they say, "C'est la vie" - LIFE HAPPENS!!!
In an effort to redeem myself I am sharing with all of you lovely people a most scrumptious appetizer. OMYumminess this is a serious, serious appetizer that will make most (if not all) of you fall over backwards with happiness....as you wipe off the drool from your lips! ;-)
I discovered this recipe from a wonderful cooking class (Simple Holiday Recipes) that I took a few weeks ago at Kristen's Bakery with a couple of my precious girlfriends (Hey, Diane, Bridget and Julie!). What a delight the class was! - full of fabulous recipes, lots of laughs and new discoveries. Just priceless in every way possible.
Baked Brie with Pecan, Brown Sugar and Kaluha Glaze
A wheel of Brie cheese
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup of Kaluha (I used 2 nips)
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a medium sauce pan over medium heat, toast pecans for 5 minutes. Stirring occasionally.
2. Add to toasted pecans, brown sugar and Kahlua - mix well to combine all together. Lower heat to medium-low and cook for 7-10 minutes....allowing all the flavors to cook together and mixture to thicken.
3. Place wheel of Brie in an oven proof dish and pour glaze over top of cheese. Place cheese in oven and bake for 10-12 minutes or until cheese has melted and heated through.
4. Serve with your favorite crackers or sliced fresh French Bread.....
Nothing better than a unique and EASY appetizer for the holidays ahead!
Happy Baked Brie with Pecans, Brown Sugar and Kaluha Glaze Baking!