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Brie lovers will flip for this super cheesy burger. Brie is added to the ground meat mixture, grilled and then topped with another slice of brie. Serve with crusty bread or baguettes and a tomato, red onion and avocado salad.

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Those famous beef, onion, and pepper sandwiches that Philadelphia is famous for translate beautifully when you add thin slices of creamy Brie to the sautéed beef and vegetables. Layer the ingredients on a hero or bulky roll and you've got the makings of a truly great sandwich. The beef and vegetables can be made ahead of time, but assemble the sandwiches at the last minute for the best results. Serve with ice cold beer.
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Savory ham, creamy Brie, and thin, crunchy slices of raw pear combine to make an unforgettable hot sandwich. I refer to it as a sophisticated, new-wave grilled cheese. If you have a panini grill you can make this delicious, creamy, cheese sandwich in no time. But it's no problem it you don't have one: simply heat a touch of olive oil in a skillet and cook the sandwich for about 2 minutes on each side until golden brown using a full tea kettle to press it.
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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.