With its buttery-soft interior, velvety exterior, and mellow flavor profile, there are many reasons to love Reny Picot Brie.
Perhaps one of the best things about Reny Picot Brie, however, is how un-brie-lievably incredible it becomes when it’s baked.
The perfect blend of comfort food and party food all in one, baked Brie lends itself to countless combinations of both sweet and savory toppings. So whether heading to a holiday party or just keeping your crackers company on a chilly night in, here’s the basic method for baking Brie:
How to Bake Brie:
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Use a serrated knife to trim and discard the topmost rind.
- Place Brie on a lightly greased baking sheet and bake for five minutes.
- Pile on your toppings and dig in.
Need some topping inspiration? Here are eight of our favorite ways to dress up a wheel of baked Reny Picot Brie this season:
1. Balsamic Macerated Strawberries and Black Pepper
Macerating strawberries in balsamic vinegar effortlessly brings out the natural flavor of the fruit and makes them sweeter and juicier, while hitting the berries with a couple grinds of black pepper further brings out their sweetness.
2. Maple Roasted Cranberries and Pistachios
Simply spread whole cranberries in a baking dish, toss with a little maple syrup, and roast for about 15 minutes until they pop and get juicy. Toss on some lightly toasted pistachios and you’ve got a festive appetizer welcome at any holiday party.
3. Roasted Garlic and Tomato Chutney
Through the simple alchemy of heat, astringent raw garlic cloves transforms into glistening caramelized gems with a gentle sweetness that mingle perfectly with tangy, kicky tomato chutney atop a wheel of baked Brie.
4. Orange Marmalade with Pine Nuts and Rosemary
Sunshiny orange marmalade brings out the fruity notes present in Reny Picot Brie while chopped fresh rosemary brings our the welcomingly woodsy flavor of crunchy roasted pine nuts. Serve with shortbread cookies for a next-level appetizer.
5. Toasted Walnuts and Honeyed Figs
Luxurious fresh figs lacquered in honey contribute a sublime sweetness to gooey baked Brie while toasted walnuts bring a rich, nutty crunch to the party. Warning: your friends and family will be begging you to make this for every occasion, ever.
6. Apple and Prosciutto
One marriage no one can object to is the mouthwatering combination of sweet and salty. In this case, apples and prosciutto. Each is delicious on its own, but when you pair the two atop a warm wheel of Reny Picot Brie, something magical happens.
7. Caramelized Onions with Mushrooms and Thyme
This is steal-your-heart savory comfort food at its finest. If you are willing to put in the extra effort to slowly coax out all the sweet and jammy goodness of the onions, you will be duly rewarded with a tantalizingly flavorful baked Brie topping.
8. Roasted Cinnamon Plums and Pecans
Roasted with cinnamon and a drizzle of honey, these plums are delicious enough to eat on their own, but heaped together with crunchy pecans on top of gently warmed Brie with all those red, sticky juices running over it? Out of this world.
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