Course - Finger food
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This unbelievably simple - and incredibly delicious recipe - has it all.
It's got the crunchy texture of almonds, the rich taste of brie, and the sweet, gooey goodness of preserves.
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In bistros and backyards all over France, gorgeous platters of charcuterie --seasoned, smoked or aged meats and sausages -- are served with an assortment of country and peasant breads, pickles, and, of course, Gourmet cheeses. For a casual gathering of friends and family, this is the perfect way to whet their appetites. Here is our version, celebrating the great flavors of France.
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This classic French flatbread combines a crisp crust with smooth caramelized onions and zesty cumin seeds – the perfect accompaniment to Ile de France ® Le Brie and a French creamy blue cheese like St. Agur ® on your spring cheeseboard.

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Brie and tomatoes are a winning combination. In this simple, addictive dish, thick slices of crusty bread are smothered with fruity olive oil, topped with sweet, juicy, ripe tomato and topped with thin slices of creamy Brie. The toast is grilled until the tomato just begins to soften and the cheese melts on top. Serve tomato toast for breakfast (with eggs and strong coffee); for lunch, accompanied by a green salad; or as an hors d’oeuvre or first course.

This quick appetizer is a very elegant one with incredible flavors. The sweetness of the fig preserves blends incredibly with the smooth, creamy brie, and the crunchy walnuts add a nice texture to the underlying spiciness from the red-pepper and rosemary spiked oil.
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One of my family’s favorite snack foods is traditional quesadillas, or toasted tortillas with melted cheese. Here, I’ve prepared them with a slightly French twist, using a savory Brie. Quesadillas are perfect finger food for a large party but, unless you have a skillet that is large enough to hold two tortillas, it’s easiest to use two skillets.

This recipe may be simple to prepare, but the results are anything but! The entire dish takes about 10 minutes to prepare and is as tasty as it is impressive-looking. The pinwheels can be made up to an hour before serving.
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This combination of creamy Ile de France Brie, flavorful roast beef and tart watercress creates a wonderfully light, refreshing Spring sandwich. To complete this authentic tea sandwich, cut off the crusts and serve with a light red wine (such as Pinot Noir) or a tall glass of iced tea with sprigs of fresh mint. The sandwich can also be served whole (with crusts on) as an individual serving.