Helen McDonald, a regular customer, submitted this recipe in our Evanston store. This is one of her favorite appetizers. Thanks for sharing the recipe with us, Helen!
Preheat oven to 350F.
Coarsely chop apple with food processor. Combine apple, almonds, cranberries, brown sugar and cinnamon in small bowl and mix gently. Stir in butter just until ingredients are moistened.
Cut Brie in half horizontally. Place one half of Brie, rind side down, on pan. Spoon half of the apple mixture onto bottom half of Brie, spreading evenly. Top with remaining half of Brie, rind side up. Spoon remaining apple mixture over top. Bake 12-15 minutes, or until cheese is soft and just begins to melt. Serve with toasted French bread, apple wedges or assorted crackers.
Brie is a French cheese known for its soft texture and downy, white rind. When preparing Brie, leave the rind on the cheese. The entire cheese is edible , including the rind.
Golden raisins or dried cherries can be substituted for dried cranberries, if desired.