Creamy, buttery brie is always a crowd-pleaser. Warming brie helps bring out its flavour, while pairing it with Canadian apples is a great way to combine some of the best that harvest season has to offer. This appetizer recipe has decadent maple-bacon flavouring that is unique enough to serve when entertaining and easy for any host to prepare. All the ingredients can be found at your local Walmart, making this dish a cost-effective appetizer that’s sure to please.
WITH MAPLE-BACON APPLES
- 1 apple, unpeeled, cored, and cut into thin wedges
- 2 slices thick-cut bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
- 2 tbsp maple syrup, divided
- 350g wheel of brie
- Crackers or sliced bread
- Chopped chives (optional)
Cut apple into thin wedges. Heat a medium frying pan on medium-high. Add bacon and cook 3 to 6 minutes or until crispy. Remove from pan using a slotted spoon. Drain on paper towels. Remove and discard half of fat from pan.
Add apples to bacon fat in pan. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook while stirring often, about 6 to 10 minutes or until apples are very soft. Add reserved bacon and 1 tbsp maple syrup.
Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a pie dish with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Place brie on top of foil and poke holes in it with a skewer. Spoon apple mixture on top. Bake until cheese is very soft, about 10
to 15 minutes. Drizzle with remaining maple syrup and sprinkle with chives. Serve immediately with crackers.
You can make the apple topping up to a day in advance, just be sure to keep refrigerated.
Find more Thanksgiving recipe ideas at www.walmart.ca/discoverfresh.