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Baked Brie with Cherry Balsamic Reduction

This is always a good appetizer to have the ingredients on hand. It comes together very quickly.
Course: Beginnings
Cuisine: American
Keyword: balsamic, brie cheese, cherry preserves


  • 1 13-oz jar Bonne Maman Cherry Preserves
  • 1/2 cup Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt
  • 1/4 tsp. White Pepper
  • 1/4 cup Toasted, Chopped Pecans use lots
  • 1 8-oz. wheel Brie Cheese Goat cheese works too
  • Whole Grain Cracker, for serving


  • In a small saucepan, over a low medium flame, reduce balasamic by half. You want it thick.
    Stir in Cherry Preserves and cook until preserves are melted.
    Stir in salt & pepper.
  • Meanwhile, bake Brie, on a lined baking sheet, at 350° for 12-15 minutes. It should be soft and warm but hold its shape.
    Arrange Brie on serving platter surrounded by crackers. Pour about half of the cherry preserves over the top and sprinkle with toasted pecans. You can serve the additional cherry preserves in a dish on the side. It happens to be great with salami dipped in it.