No one will believe this impressive appetizer is so easy to make. You can substitute dried cranberries or apricots for the cherries and apple juice for the brandy. — Kevin Phebus, Katy, Texas

Cherry-Brandy Baked Brie


1 round (8 ounces) Brie cheese
½ cup dried cherries
½ cup chopped walnuts
¼ cup packed brown sugar
¼ cup brandy or unsweetened apple juice
French bread baguette, sliced and toasted or assorted crackers


1. Place cheese in a 9-in. pie plate. Combine cherries, walnuts, brown sugar and brandy; spoon over cheese.

2. Bake the Brie at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until cheese is softened. Serve with the baguette.

Yield: 8 servings
Prep/total time: 20 min.

*Recipe excerpted from Taste of Home: Best Loved Recipes: 1485 Favorites from the World’s #1 Food & Entertaining Magazine.*