Warm Oven Brie With Pesto
Soft, rich Brie cheese smothered with pesto is the type of appetizer you should never make at home alone because you'll eat the entire thing.
- Serves: 4 persons
- ¼cup pine nuts
- 1large clove garlic
- ½cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
- ¼cup freshly grated Pecorino Romano cheese
- ½cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 2cups fresh basil leaves, loosely packed
- ½- to 3/4-pound brie wedge
Step 1Gather the ingredients.
Step 2Pre heat the oven to 325 F. In a food processor, combine the pine nuts, garlic, and cheese until finely chopped.
Step 3With the food processor running, add the olive oil. Pulse until a paste is formed, about 30 to 40 seconds. Add basil leaves. Pulse just until the basil leaves are chopped and blended into the nut paste.
Step 4Put the wedge or round of brie in a rimmed baking dish that can also be used to serve it, or onto a cookie sheet.
Step 5Warm the brie in the oven just until the edges are melting and bubbly, about 6 to 8 minutes. Be careful not to overheat it or the Brie will completely melt.
Step 6Spread the pesto on top of the Brie. Extra pesto can be spooned around the brie, or placed in a separate bowl.