My friend Sue is a professional cook and Sue says: One of my favorite recipes for the holidays, this simple spread is excellent served with sliced apples, pears, peaches, or thin slices of French bread. The Brie should be very ripe for the smoothest spread and best flavor. 1 tablespoon of fresh herbs or 1 teaspoon of minced garlic can be added to the recipe for more flavor, or to make a variety of spreads to offer. The spread can be made up to 3 days in advance and stored in the refrigerator. Return to room temperature before serving.