We challenged Tablespoon bloggers to choose a classic recipe from the “Heirloom Recipes and New Twist” section of the brand new Betty Crocker Cookbook and throw down their own spin to share with you.
Today’s twist: Savory Baked Brie with Sundried Tomatoes and Capers, smwise’s version of Betty’s classic Brie in Puff Pastry with Cranberry Sauce.
While thinking up new twists on heirloom recipes from the amazing and fabulous new Betty Crocker Cookbook, I knew I had to take on a version of baked Brie.
My husband has an immense (albeit dangerous) salt tooth. He’ll eat pizza and potato chips any day over ice cream and brownies. He also has an unbelievable food memory, and can remember the distinct taste of things he’s tried years ago.
Heirloom Recipe Video: Brie in Puff Pastry with Cranberry Sauce
Enter baked Brie – after enjoying it once a restaurant a long time ago, one filled with sweet ingredients, he still talks about it to this day. So I just I had to surprise him with a homemade version, savory style.
This Savory Baked Brie with Sundried Tomatoes and Capers is just the thing for anyone with a salt tooth or for anyone who loves cheese. It’s also perfect for anyone who wants to make something that seems fancy, but in reality takes very little effort and time to make.
What tastes like a five-star restaurant recipe is simply a handful of ingredients placed into the oven for less than a half-hour. It really is that simple!
I’m a big fan of using phyllo dough instead of puff pastry for its light and crunchy texture, so I packaged my baked Brie in a few thin sheets. I also sandwich the fillings – tart sundried tomatoes, meaty black olives and briny capers – between two halves of creamy Brie cheese so the flavors meld and melt into the cheese while baking.
One dip into the appetizer and out cascades delicious, melted cheese and savory fillings, ready to be scooped up by crackers, veggies and fruit. It’s a great recipe to make for your next get-together, for a “fancy” yet effortless meal at home – or for pleasing the salt tooths in your circle.
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More Heirloom Recipe Twists
Watch for posts on Tablespoon.com this week for more blogger twists on heirloom recipes!
- Pound Cake Recipe
- Strawberry Freezer Jam Recipe
- Original Chex Mix Recipe
- Meat Loaf Recipe
- Pancakes Recipe
- Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe
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