Baked Brie with Spicy Cranberry Sauce
From the December/January 2018 of Eat Drink Mississippi
Wheel of brie cheese
1 pound of fresh or frozen cranberries
1 cup water
2 apples (sweet variety such as Gala), peeled, cored, and diced
1 orange, zested, peeled, and diced
1/2 cup golden raisins
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup chopped pecans
Toasted bread or crackers
Place the cranberries and water in large saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium high heat. Summer for about five minutes until berries begin to pop.
Add the apples, orange and zest, raisins, jalapeno, and sugar. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat, cover, and summer on medium low for about 30 minutes.
Remove the pan from the heat and allow the mixture to cool. Transfer the mixture to a blender and blend to desired consistency - you can leave it slightly chunky or puree it until it is the consistency of a jam.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Place the brie on a foil lined baking sheet or in a cheese baker. Bake the brie for 12-14 minutes. Allow it to cool for about five minutes.
Drizzle the cranberry sauce over the brie. Sprinkle with chopped pecans.
Serve with toasted bread or crackers.
Make ahead: the spicy cranberry sauce can be made several days ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator. Reheat the sauce on the stove or in the microwave before serving.