Pesto / Brie / Pine Nut Appetizer

"This is a very easy, elegant and delicious appetizer!! You have to try it!"
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  • Heat brie at about 300 degrees for 10-15 minutes, until just soft to the touch.
  • At the same time, heat the pine nuts.
  • They are always best toasted just a little.
  • Set the brie on a platter.
  • Cover it with pesto.
  • I don't use the whole package, sot hat more can be added later.
  • Cover this with the pine nuts.
  • I usually hold a few of these back as well.
  • Slice the plum tomatoes and put them around the outside of tray.
  • Put the cocktail bread around the outside of this.
  • Enjoy!

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  1. LAURIE W.
    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...
  2. woodland hues
    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!
  3. Lizzie-Babette
    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!
  4. di.andy
    Simple and delicious! The entire thing disappeared in minutes when I served it at Christmas. The combination of creamy warm brie, pesto and toasted pine nuts is heavenly.



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