Sliced Apples with Ile de France® Brie and Lavender Honey-Nut topping

Description

Fruit, nuts, and cheese make a classic combination, particularly when the cheese is a flavorful Ile de France Brie. With this recipe, we take paper-thin slices of a tart, crunchy apple and top it with the creamy Brie and a delicious mixture of lavender-flavored honey and chopped toasted walnuts. Serve these tantalizing apple treats with salads, as an appetizer, or a satisfying snack.

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Ingredients

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Cheeses
Course
Soft-Ripened Cheeses
Occasions
Serves
8-10
2 Granny Smith or tart apples
6 ounces ripe Ile de France Brie (with or without the rind), at room temperature
1/3 cup finely chopped walnuts, almonds, cashews, pistachio, or whole pine nuts
1/4 cup lavender or herb-flavored honey, or a good quality honey of your choice
Freshly ground black pepper

Methods/steps

Preheat the oven to 350°F.

Place the nuts on a cookie sheet and bake for about 8 minutes, or until the nuts are fragrant.

Meanwhile, core the apples and cut 8 to 10 thin slices from each (with skin). The slices should be thick enough to hold the Brie and topping. Blot the apple slices with a paper towel to help the cheese adhere to them.

Cut the cheese (with or without the rind) into 20 thin slices. Criss-cross two Brie slices on top of each apple slice.

In a small bowl, mix the toasted nuts and honey with a generous grinding of pepper. Place a dollop on top of each Brie slice.

Arrange on a plate and serve at room temperature

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