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    Brie With Pear and Chocolate Wine Sauce

    Brie With Pear and Chocolate Wine Sauce. Photo by CJ Alouette

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    Total Time:

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    Cook Time:

    25 mins

    10 mins

    15 mins

    Corrinne J's Note:

    This will surely impress Mom this Sunday! A sweet and savory snack or great during Brunch, the creamy baby brie and sweet chocolate will create a one of a kind special day!

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    Ingredients:

    Serves: 20

    Yield:

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    Units: US | Metric

    • 1/2 cup red wine
    • 4 tablespoons sugar
    • 2 tablespoons chopped bittersweet chocolate
    • 1 loaf French bread, sliced into 40 slices
    • 1/4 cup olive oil
    • 1 (13 1/4 ounce) package alouette baby brie cheese, Original
    • 4 tablespoons almonds, finely chopped
    • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
    • 2 ripe pears, peeled and finely diced

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 350º F.
    2. 2
      Combine wine and sugar in a non-reactive saucepan and reduce over medium heat for 10 minutes.
    3. 3
      Remove from heat and cool slightly. Stir in the chocolate to blend and set aside.
    4. 4
      Brush bread slices with olive oil and broil until golden brown on both sides. Cool.
    5. 5
      Cut wheel of Alouette Baby Brie into 4 quarters. Cut each quarter into 10 slices. Lay slices on a chilled plate.
    6. 6
      In a small skillet, over medium heat, toss the chopped almonds until golden brown.
    7. 7
      Remove from heat, add allspice and blend. Set aside to cool.
    8. 8
      Peel and finely dice pears.
    9. 9
      Assembly:.
    10. 10
      Place the French bread slices on a cookie sheet. Spread a ½ teaspoon of the chocolate wine sauce on each slice.
    11. 11
      Divide the minced pear equally among the slices.
    12. 12
      Lay a slice of Alouette Baby Brie on top of each “crouton” and sprinkle with toasted almonds.
    13. 13
      Heat in oven for 5 minutes.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on November 10, 2010

      55

      Delicious and different. I found it more savory than sweet, but it may depend on how much of the chocolate wine sauce you drizzle on the bread. I cheated and used packaged toasted sliced almonds and just sprinkled them with cinnamon and nutmeg. Also sprinkled some of the spice directly onto the diced pears. While I used a nice red wine for the sauce, I think grape juice would be a fine substitute (and cheaper, too). My grocery store had a package of 8 small brie wedges and each wedge made 6 perfect-sized slices. This was simple to prepare and much of it can be done ahead.

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    • on May 10, 2009

      55

      I made this for a party and it was a hit! Though I did some things a bit differently and still YUMMY!!! For the chocolate I used bittersweet chocolate chips...which worked great! I could only find the spreadable brie cheese. I used over ripe pears from Mexico. And I used slivered almonds to toast. I did not feel the need to warm these in the oven for 5 minutes either! My Mom especially was just in heaven...couldn't stop eating these! Oh- and I dusted a very light bit of all-spice over the finished product, which made them look prettier (as in your picture)! I would consider this a time consuming appetizer to put together, but it was worth it! Some of my guests thought this tasted more like a dessert, I think they fair perfect as an appetizer! Thanks for sharing!

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    Nutritional Facts for Brie With Pear and Chocolate Wine Sauce

    Serving Size: 1 (105 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 20

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 182.8
     
    Calories from Fat 85
    46%
    Total Fat 9.4 g
    14%
    Saturated Fat 3.8 g
    19%
    Cholesterol 18.7 mg
    6%
    Sodium 261.9 mg
    10%
    Total Carbohydrate 17.4 g
    5%
    Dietary Fiber 1.4 g
    5%
    Sugars 4.4 g
    17%
    Protein 6.3 g
    12%

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    bittersweet chocolate

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