If you’re hosting any dinner parties year, you need this recipe for easy baked Camembert! This delicious appetizer is quick, easy, and oh so good, especially when paired with my partner, Wente Wine.
Easy Baked Camembert with Pears, Pomegranates, & Hazelnuts
One of my favorite appetizers is just about any kind of cheese and baked Camembert is simply fabulous. This easy appetizer pairs wonderfully with wine and is an impressive, yet easy, recipe that just about anyone can make. I adapted this recipe for Foodandwine.com.
To make this baked Camembert, simply whisk together brandy, pure maple syrup, and salt. Place the Camembert in a small oven safe dish and pour the brandy mixture on top. Then bake in a 400 degree oven for about 9 minutes. Top with chopped hazelnuts and pomegranate seeds and serve with sliced pears and assorted crackers! Simply delicious.
Here’s a quick recipe video! It’s really super easy to make this appetizer. I hope you’ll give it a try!
- 8 ounce Camembert wheel
- 2 TBS brandy
- 2 TBS pure maple syrup
- Dash of salt
- 2 TBS pomegranate seeds
- 2 TBS chopped hazelnuts
- 2 pears, sliced and drizzled with lemon juice to keep them from turning brown
- Assorted crackers.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees and place Camembert in an oven safe dish.
- Whisk brandy, maple syrup and salt and pour over Camembert.
- Bake at 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes.
- Remove from oven and let cool to touch. Remove Camembert to cheese plate, top with syrup if you can spoon any from the pan, the nuts, and the pomegranate seeds.
- Serve with sliced pear and crackers.
Don’t forget the Wente Wine!
Wine is a necessity at my house and I drink it almost every day. I’m a red wine kind of gal, and Wente Wine’s Southern Hill’s Cabernet is really delicious, but Wente Morning Fog Chardonnay recently earned a Wine Enthusiast score of 90 points and it’s quite tasty too!
Wente Vineyards is a 5th generation winery and has been making wine since 1883. I really like that the company promotes “farming and wine making practices that are sensitive to the environment and responsive to the needs and interests of society in general.” Head over to Wente to learn more about their sustainable practices and also for easy online ordering! You’ll want to make sure you have a few bottles of Wente wines on hand this holiday season! Shipping is only $9.99 if you order 12 bottles. 😀
Wine also makes a great host gift, so you’ll definitely want to check out Wente Wines next time you’re at the wine store.
Let me know if you make this easy baked Camembert! I’d love to hear what you think.