Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Baked Brie in Puff Pastry with Honey Walnut Sauce

1 sheet of puff pastry, freshly made or frozen, thawed (17 1/4 oz. package)
2 wedges of Brie, each about 6 1/2" long by 1/1/2" wide at rind end.
1 egg, beaten
1/4 c. butter
3 Tbs. honey

1 1/2 tsp. minced garlic
3 Tbs. chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Roll out puff pastry sheet
on a floured surface to form a 12' square.
Cut diagonally through the pastry to form two triangles.
Place one Brie edge in the center of each triangle,
with the tip of the cheese wedge facing toward
the 90 degree angle of the triangle. Sprinkle the top of the cheese
wedges with 1/2 Tbs. of the chopped walnuts.
Pull up and fold the puff pastry loosely to enclose the cheese.
Press gently to seal. Press fork on the seam to seal completely.

Transfer the pastry wrapped Brie to a baking sheet, seam side up.
Brush with an egg glaze. Bake Brie until the pastry is golden,
about 18 minutes.

Meanwhile combine butter, honey and garlic in a small saucepan
over low heat. Stir until the butter melts. Divide
the sauce between two plates. Sprinkle sauce with remaining walnuts.
Place Pastry wrapped Brie atop sauce on plates and serve.

Hot Crab Dip 1

1 can jumbo lump crab meat
1 8 oz. package cream cheese, softened
1 tb. minced onion
Dash worcestershire sauce

Drain crab, save juice. Beat all ingredients together with mixer.
Add crab juice as needed for desired consistency.
Heat 20 minutes at 350 degrees in a baking dish.

Hot Crab Dip 2

8 oz. cream cheese, softened
6 oz can crabmeat spread, drained and flaked
1/2 c. dairy sour cream
2 Tb. green onions, finely chopped
1 Tb. milk
1 tsp. lemon juice
1/4 tsp. garlic salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1/2 c. toasted sliced almonds

Heat oven to 375 degrees. In a medium bowl,
combine all ingredients, except almonds; mix well.
Spread in an ungreased 9 inch pip plate or
shallow 1 qt. casserole dish. Sprinkle with almonds.
Bake for 15-20 minutes or until thoroughly heated.
Serve with crackers.

Celia's Grapefruit Pie Story

My friend Celia who started me on blogging, but did not want
to be member of this blog for she does not cook, finally baked something.
I have to link the story.