I suppose that makes me a bit of a hypocrite. "Do as I say, not as I do." Parenting: 101.
Weekends are for relaxing. What better way to relax than an adult beverage (or two) and some fancy cheese + sweets?
If like me, you're interested in diving face first into some delicious molten brie + wine, never fear I've got you covered with my loose take on this super simple recipe that has been making the internet rounds:
Baked Brie with Pears +Walnuts:
1 small wheel of Brie ("baby Brie" or Camembert if Brie is unavailable)
2-3 tbsps cane or brown sugar
2-3 tbsp apple juice
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground cloves
2 small pears, thinly sliced
1tbsp chopped dried cranberries
2-3 tbsp chopped walnuts.
Pre-heat your oven to 350F
*Gradually combine sugar & apple juice to make a 'syrup' of medium viscosity (neither too watery or too paste-like)
*add spices (to taste. should be fragrant) mix well.
*Place brie in an oven safe dish and drizzle lightly with syrup. Arrange pears on top of the cheese as desired and drizzle lightly with syrup.
*Mix walnuts and cranberries in the remaining syrup until fully coated. Pour/spread remainder on top of pears.
*Bake for 20-30minutes or until bubbly and melted. Let sit 1-2 minutes before serving.