Brie With Pear and Chocolate Wine Sauce

Recipe by Corrinne J
READY IN: 25mins
SERVES: 20
YIELD: 40 toasts
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 12
  • 4
    tablespoons sugar
  • 2
    tablespoons chopped bittersweet chocolate
  • 1
    loaf French bread, sliced into 40 slices
  • 14
  • 1
    (13 1/4 ounce) package alouette baby brie cheese, Original
  • 4
    tablespoons almonds, finely chopped
  • 14
    teaspoon allspice
  • 2
    ripe pears, peeled and finely diced
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DIRECTIONS

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