Edible Landscaping - Brie Glazed with Kiwi Fruit

By Charlie Nardozzi

The soft, delicate taste of baked brie cheese is complemented by sweet-tart kiwis and savory spices. This dish makes a great appetizer or snack.

1/2cup dried cranberries
2tablespoons currants
3tablespoons dark brown sugar
1/8teaspoon ground cloves
1/2teaspoon minced fresh ginger root
1/4teaspoon ground allspice
1/4teaspoon dry mustard
1/4cup plus 2 tablespoons water
1kiwifruit, peeled and chopped
2tablespoons pecan pieces
1small wheel of brie cheese

Place the cranberries, currants, brown sugar, cloves, ginger root, allspice, mustard, and water in a medium saucepan. Cook gently over medium heat until the mixture comes to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer the mixture until the cranberries swell and the liquid thickens to a jam-like consistency, about 8 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool completely. Stir in chopped kiwi and pecan pieces.

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Place the whole brie on a parchment-lined cookie sheet. Spread the cooled kiwi-cranberry mixture over the top of the brie and coat the edges evenly.

Bake in the preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the brie round swells. Remove from the oven and gently slide the brie onto a cheese board or plate.

Serve immediately with crackers.

Serves 12.

Recipe courtesy of the California Kiwi Fruit Commission.

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