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    Pesto / Brie / Pine Nut Appetizer

    Pesto / Brie / Pine Nut Appetizer. Photo by woodland hues

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    25 mins

    10 mins

    15 mins

    Cheryl Cummins's Note:

    This is a very easy, elegant and delicious appetizer!! You have to try it!

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    1. 1
      Heat brie at about 300 degrees for 10-15 minutes, until just soft to the touch.
    2. 2
      At the same time, heat the pine nuts.
    3. 3
      They are always best toasted just a little.
    4. 4
      Set the brie on a platter.
    5. 5
      Cover it with pesto.
    6. 6
      I don't use the whole package, sot hat more can be added later.
    7. 7
      Cover this with the pine nuts.
    8. 8
      I usually hold a few of these back as well.
    9. 9
      Slice the plum tomatoes and put them around the outside of tray.
    10. 10
      Put the cocktail bread around the outside of this.
    11. 11

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 22, 2011


      Love this recipe. The only thing I do slightly different is I use camembert (in place of brie-stays soft better) and I make gentle slits on the top before heating and put a bit of pesto on it so the flavors get through the whole round of cheese. Then I add a bit more at serving. Also try taking small pieces of cheese & the pesto sauce & stuff a mushroom & bake. Ooolahlah...

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    • on December 21, 2008


      This was an outstanding appie, easier than many I've made, and it was received with oohs and aahs at the function I took it to; it does look elegant, and tastes divine. Thanks so much for posting this recipe, it was exactly what I was looking for!

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    • on July 17, 2003


      Fabulous! Made this for a July Fourth party, and it was one of the first appetizers to go. The combination of flavors was absolutely delicious. And boy, was it easy! The brie round that I had was pretty heavily coated in rind on top and bottom, so I used a filet knife to scrape a good bit of it off. This is really incredibly wonderful, and makes a great appetizer year-round (maybe roll the edges in paprika to make it look more Christmas-y?). Great recipe I'll make often, to rave reviews! Thanks, Cheryl!

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    Nutritional Facts for Pesto / Brie / Pine Nut Appetizer

    Serving Size: 1 (6 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 20

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 45.4
    Calories from Fat 41
    Total Fat 4.6 g
    Saturated Fat 0.3 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 0.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 0.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.2 g
    Sugars 0.2 g
    Protein 0.9 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    brie cheese

    pesto sauce

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