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Caneel's Avatar Caneel 05:55 PM 08-31-2009
Against my better judgement, I sent DH to the grocery store alone.

One of his impluse purchases was a big wedge of brie, too much to just keep on hand for occasional brie binges. (I am not really that into brie lately)

Anyone have any ideas for using it up where I can incorporate it into main or side dishes?

russsk's Avatar russsk 06:02 PM 08-31-2009
One of our weaknesses is a brie app. I've only made it with whole wheels, but I'm sure you could adapt for a wedge. I cut the wheel through the middle, as if you were cutting a cake into two layers. Stuff the center with caramelized red onions and almonds. Replace the top and bake until melty. Eat with crackers, crudite, or bread. Soooo good.

I also love sandwiches made with brie, apples and a drizzle of honey. You can use a lot of brie in one sandwich!
Caneel's Avatar Caneel 06:19 PM 08-31-2009
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Originally Posted by russsk View Post
One of our weaknesses is a brie app. I've only made it with whole wheels, but I'm sure you could adapt for a wedge. I cut the wheel through the middle, as if you were cutting a cake into two layers. Stuff the center with caramelized red onions and almonds. Replace the top and bake until melty. Eat with crackers, crudite, or bread. Soooo good.

I also love sandwiches made with brie, apples and a drizzle of honey. You can use a lot of brie in one sandwich!
this is perfect. I have a big bag of pecans to use up. I could put those inside instead of the almonds. Almonds don't last long enough to go into a dish in our house, I can eat handfuls without realizing it.

With brie, I need something savory or protein-y to go with it. I don't know why but over the years my taste for brie has changed. My dad would buy big wheels and kept it on the counter. I used to eat it right off the plate with a fork. Not any more, it is funny how our tastes change.
Carley's Avatar Carley 06:29 PM 08-31-2009
I love brie en croute - I also stuff mine, though we prefer sweet with brie, so stuffings include roasted almonds and cherries, roasted apples and cranberries etc.

You can either use regular pastry crust to encase the brie or you can make/buy (I BUY, of course ) puff pastry or phillo.

What a delicious problem to have!!
Caneel's Avatar Caneel 06:57 PM 08-31-2009
So you just wrap the brie in the crust and bake? Brillant!

I love puff pastry dough.

Should the dough seam be up or down?
Carley's Avatar Carley 07:19 PM 08-31-2009
That's exactly what you do!!! I've done seam up and seam down, both work!! Wedges are easy to work with!

During the holidays brie en croute is "my thing" that I bring to all the parties/eves/dinners - I guess that might have something to do with our favouritism towards sweet cranberries and apples

I've done whole wheels seam up made to look like wrapped presents with cut-out pastry bows and seam down with cut-out holly leaves and berries etc of the remaining puff pastry. It looks so fancy, but it's sooo ridiculously easy! As long as the puff pastry stays cold you're golden.

I'm wondering if one could freeze a wrapped brie. Maybe I'll test it out with a wedge! That would be handy!

ETA brie en croute with blackberry jam is another sinfully delicious favourite!
alicia622's Avatar alicia622 07:29 PM 08-31-2009
I once made amazing sandwiches with brie- they had brie, carmalized onions and sauteed apples on nice bread- the whole thing was grilled or baked.
Ola_'s Avatar Ola_ 09:45 PM 08-31-2009
I love brie heated in the oven with some tart jam on top for a sweet version or sundried tomatoes for a savoury one. Lately I've been eating brie on my lunch sandwich a lot - with sliced roasted chicken breast, carmelized onions, and grilled sliced portobello mushrooms. There's usually something green there also, arugula or baby spinach would work well. Maybe spread the bread with some roasted garlic. Mmmm... this would make a tasty dinner with a little salad too!
yogabug's Avatar yogabug 09:30 AM 09-01-2009
Another awesome sandwich with Brie -bosc pears, dijon mustard on a crusty bread. These are absolutely amazing!
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