Warm Honeyed Brie with Raspberries and Almonds
Warm Honeyed Bried with Raspberries and Almonds is a superb holiday appetizer; it’s delicious and the perfect colors for the season.
When I was asked to serve as a host for a ‘food’ event, how could I say no? I invited friends; asked them to make something with the featured product and we convened at my home for a fun night of chatting, laughter, food and Twitter.
I’m lucky to be a part of a local blogger group I helped to get started this time last year and it’s sure nice to have a group of friends to invite that enjoy getting together and bringing a dish as much as I do. We had such fun and I hope you find something in this selection that you’ll want to make yourself. Hey…the cocktail at least!
I sent out a cellphone picture I snapped that night I thought you might enjoy…is this the new cocktail party; drinks and appetizers and Twitter? Hope Karen, Andrea and Donna don’t kill me!
We each had a recipe that had been developed by Chef Rick Rodgers who is known as America’s Thanksgiving expert and the author of the best-selling cookbook ‘Thanksgiving 101‘ as well as being a frequent contributor to Williams-Sonoma and Bon Appetit magazine.
We used his recipes as a start and everyone had the liberty of following or making whatever changes they wanted. All that was required were raspberries.
Holiday Berry Bellini
I did the cocktail (go figure) and we just loved it. How can you go wrong with St. Germain, Cava, raspberries and a bit of lime juice? SO good. The original recipe for this cocktail called for lemon juice but I had limes and truth is…I can’t imagine it any other way now.
Not too sweet; just right. Mixing a liqueur you love with some fruit and topping it with a sparkling wine makes for an easy and delicious holiday cocktail.
Wild Rice Dressing with Raspberries and Carmelized Shallots
Andrea prepared this dish; I admit it was new to me to have fresh fruit with a rice dish but I loved it. Andrea also brought a dozen freshly made tamales; I begged and she stopped and picked some up. Now we all want to make some of our own (are you listening Karen?).
Roasted Acorn Squash with Raspberry Sauce
Donna prepared this gorgeous squash dish. Really…have you EVER thought of a raspberry sauce for squash? The sauce makes it visually pretty and gives your taste buds a treat too…not your mothers’ overly sweet squash.
Eggnog Panna Cotta with Raspberries and a Balsamic Vinegar Glaze
Karen brought us this amazing dessert. Both light and rich, it was a delicious finish to our meal. Not overly sweet, it was a just the perfect way to end our meal.
Brie with Honeyed Raspberries and Almonds
My friend Jane was charged with the Brie and Raspberry appetizer but she had a last minute opportunity to see a relative coming through Denver International Airport and decided to head out there for a visit.
Jane was a trouper though, kind enough to drop off her goodies and we managed to put the appetizer together in her absence. Jane has substituted almonds for the pistachios in the original recipe and they were so perfect I can’t imagine not having used them! This was something I will do again for a party…warm brie, fruit and nuts? Oh yes, my kind of appetizer.
I loved every single dish; I hope you’ll get some inspiration from these and make something you love too!
Warm Honeyed Brie with Raspberries and Almonds
- ½ cup 2 ounces slivered almonds
- 1 wheel 13.3 ounces ripe Brie, box reserved, top rind sliced off, cheese chilled
- ¼ cup honey
- 1 tsp. balsamic vinegar
- ½ tsp. finely chopped fresh rosemary
- 1 package 6 ounces or 1 1/4 cups Driscoll’s Raspberries
- Water crackers or baguette slices for serving
- Preheat the oven to 350?F.
- Spread the almonds on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake, stirring occasionally, until lightly toasted and fragrant, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a plate.
- Place Brie, in its box, on baking sheet. Bake until warm and the top is softened, but not until cheese is oozing, about 15 minutes.
- Remove all box/packaging and transfer cheese to serving platter.
- Stir honey, vinegar, and rosemary in a medium skillet over medium heat just until warm. Add raspberries and almonds and gently fold in with a rubber spatula.
- Pour raspberry mixture over warm cheese. Serve at once, with the crackers for spreading.
so beautiful and looks yummy! hmmm.. 🙂
This looks beautiful. Brie is so good and decadent. I’ve never thought to pair it with raspberries. I am sure this is a great flavor combination. It looks pretty enough for entertaining too — on my list for my next dinner party. Thanks for sharing Barb!
I’ve matched brie with a lot of things so I was sort of shocked myself I had never thought raspberries but it was the hit of the evening; I can’t wait to do it again.
I had never thought of so many savory ways to incorporate raspberries!!! This is great Barb!! Always the culinary goddess you are! 🙂
Well, we had a lot of help from Driscolls and other attendees but the consensus was that the brie and the cocktail were the favorites of the night.So good!
This looks so festive and delicious, Barb!! I’ve never tasted Brie before, but that doesn’t stop me from drooling 😉
Oh gosh you must try it! Very creamy and mellow flavor that is just perfect with fruit.
I am so all about brie right now – this is so festive for the upcoming season.
Hi Barb! Oh my…Jane’s Brie with Honeyed Raspberries and Almonds sounds and looks so alluring. This is my type of appetizer – so beautiful for entertaining or just enjoying wine in the evening with Hubbs. I wonder if frozen raspberries would work if fresh cannot be found? 😉
All those images are absolutely edible…beautiful!
Thank you Christina; some I actually took without much time for really ‘staging’ – you know the times when people are around to eat; not watch you photograph what they want to eat! I wish I had a definitive answer for frozen raspberries; they would definitely not be as plump but I’m sure would work. Even just adding raspberry jam to the balsamic and making a drizzle would be good too I think.
everything looks so pretty !!
Gorgeous!!! How can i say that loud enough? The Brie is stunning! I’ve been meaning to make something similar but wow the raspberries! I would never have thought to go there. And so stunning and festive. I want (and the panna cotta). Beautiful! And I wished I could gather together with food bloggers in my livingroom.
I hear you…thanks! It is one of those that was a big winner…in the looks and taste department. I’ll have it with me next time on the elevator; how’s that?
Hello, gorgeous melted Brie. Where have you been all my life? What a combination of flavors! I always love food blogger get-togethers – a bunch of like-minded people in one room with awesome cocktails and even better food.
that brie looks incredible!
Looks like a fantastic appetizer Barb! And your get together looks like such fun 😉
It was fun Winnie and the cocktail was fabulous…not super sweet which we all loved. Pretty too.
Yum, yum, yum, YUM! Happy Thanksgiving!
And Happy Thanksgiving to you Rachel!
This is great! I’m going to try the cocktail, Panna Cota, brie and squash.
Yay! Let me know how you like, OK? Enjoy!
I always knew we were on the same wavelength Barb and this just confirms it – I love the cocktail and the appetizer!! It looks and sounds like you all had a great time – food, friends and cocktails.. what could be better??
That does seem to be the consensus favorite; but then it is booze and something to eat with it, right? 🙂
This looks delicious and I think the almonds are perfect with the raspberries. Jane was my swimming buddy before she moved to CO. Give her a hug for me and tell her well done!
SERIOUSLY?? True story. I run a local wine meetup. Janes hubs has come several times alone; last year about this time he came with Jane. I asked how they knew each other. Um…married? I didn’t know he was married but then they had such a unique situation. I’ve really enjoyed getting to know Jane; she’s in the local blogger group I started too so we’ve done some fun things locally with restaurants.
I will do just that. Small world huh?
I am so happy I had a chance to participate too and it was so much fun! Every thing looks wonderful. I loved all of the recipes. My favorite one ended up being the squash:)
Me too. Glad you participated that is. 🙂
So pretty! And what a great flavor combination. The tangy raspberries with the honey, almonds and brie – fabulous. As usual.
It was perfect. I’ve put raspberry jam on baked brie but this was so different. And we loved it even more.
Everything looks wonderful including the cocktail but I have to say that I’m partial to the brie, berry and nut dish. Love brie!
I think you may be right about cocktail parties evolving to include social media (not the old fashioned social media where people spoke continually face to face without checking their iPhones LOL)
You and me both…let’s have it and the cocktail OK?
I love that raspberry brie recipe we (only 2 of us) ate it in less than 20 minutes. I couldn’t stay away from the temptation of those fresh raspberries. 😉
Fabulous recipes – i am huge fan of raspberries and on a warm brie – YUM!
We were all lucky we loved everything so much…though I must admit, maybe a bit of raspberry overload. Which I was over within a day!
Wish I could join you sometime! The warm honeyed brie looks divine, and there’s St. Germain in the cocktail 🙂
You’ll have to tag along with Nancy…we keep threatening to get together!
Barb, I loved participating in this too, and I especially wanted to thank you for “vouching” for me with the great folks at Winetwits as my blog is so new and does not have nearly as many visitors as an established and fabulous blog like yours. You are an inspiration. Beautiful photos as always and I feel so lucky to call you a friend. I thank you for your unwavering support and wish you the best Thanksgiving ever.
Of course Wendy…and you are too kind. Hoping the same to you…Happy Thanksgiving my friend.
Everything was so good but the cocktail and brie were the scene stealers. Now, punishment for that photo . . . I’ll have to give that some thought.
I have the brie in the fridge to do over…and thanks for reminding me to put Cava on my list too…cause I’ll want to do that drink again. So pretty and so good. Perfect holiday drink isn’t it? Thanks for joining me and not bopping me on the head next time we see each other. I love the photo.
Oh dear, three of most favorite foods, all in one. I adore raspberries, almonds, and Brie, but it never occurred to me to put them together!
I’ve done brie with a lot of fruits and probably a raspberry jam but this was spectacular and so easy; funny how something can seem so right that we never considered…love being inspired.
Everything looks so delectable! I particularly like Brie with rapberries and almonds. So original!
And so pretty right…just perfect for the holidays.