Prep 30 mins
Cook 15 mins
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- 1 (8 ounce) brie round
- 1⁄4 cup dried apricot
- 1⁄4 cup chopped granny smith apple
- 2 tablespoons toasted pecan pieces (chopped)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon lemon zest
- 1⁄4 cup orange juice
- 1⁄4 cup apple juice
- 1⁄2 cup Chambord raspberry liquor
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- Peel and chop apples. In saucepan, add all ingredients except Brie.
- Simmer and stir occasionally over medium heat until thickened and fruit is tender. Cool.
- Slice Brie through center, making two round disks. Spread the cooled filling between the layers.
- Bake at 350ºF for 10 minutes. Remove and let set for 5 minutes.
- Drizzle with Chambord and serve with good quality crackers or crostinis.