Are you an 11th-hour party hostess? If so, I have the best express appetizer for you today! Get your oven ready for this French baked brie recipe with figs, walnuts and pistachios.
Appetizers, starters, hors d’oeuvres, or whatever you want to call them, are such an important part of any gathering. They provide the “welcome” and set the stage for what comes next. I found that appetizers, particularly dips, have a way of bringing people together at the kitchen counter. Don’t they? As a hostess, I don’t mind that. I love having everyone meet up around my kitchen island while I finish my work. I love to hear people catch up on life while they dig into the hummus or a warm baked brie like we have here today.
HOW TO MAKE FRENCH BAKED BRIE RECIPE WITH FIGS, WALNUTS AND PISTACHIOS
4 tbsp fig jam or preserves, divided
1/3 cup dried mission figs, sliced
1/3 cup shelled pistachios, roughly chopped
1/3 cup walnut hearts, roughly chopped
13-oz French brie
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
Place the fig jam/preserves in a microwave-safe dish. Microwave for 30 seconds to soften.
In a small bowl, combine the sliced dried figs with the nuts. Add half of the fig jam and mix well to coat the nut mixture.
Place the round of brie in a small cast iron skillet or oven-safe dish. Using a knife, coat the brie with the remainder of the jam.
Top the brie with the fig and nut mixture.
Place the brie dish on a baking sheet. Bake in 375 degree F-heated oven for 10 minutes (or until brie starts to ooze, but not melt).