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I have to say, my favorite part of the holiday feast is usually the appetizers. I live for dips, as exhibited on Pinterest. A simple relish tray makes me quite happy. And I can eat more pickles than your average housewife. (Dill ONLY. Garlic please.)
Back in college, my best friend Michelle introduced us to this awesome baked brie appetizer. Being college kids, we just sliced the rind off the brie, wrapped it in crescent rolls, and stuck it in the oven. Fifteen minutes later: gooey bits of hot bread and cheese.
My exposure to Brie was pretty limited up until that point; but since then, I’ve been playing around with baked Brie fairly often. It’s generally a crowd-pleaser. The creamy richness of Brie pairs wonderfully with many other ingredients: jams, honey, nuts.
Here, I’ve used tangy molasses and balsamic vinegar with lovely Diamond of California chopped pecans. I could eat pecans with everything, and they’re such a quintessential holiday food, don’t you think? This appetizer would be great on your holiday pre-meal spread!
What are your favorite holiday appetizers to serve? This post added to Gluten-Free Parade of Recipes at Musings of a Housewife. Just no French bread with it, OK?
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