CARAMEL PECAN BRIE
For your Holiday parties, or when you want to feel a little more up-scale watching the game – this quick appetizer is easy and impressive.
I’ve used it with Cinnamon Bliss and it’s wonderful…if you have that, it will be truly sugar free. If not, the Whey Low Gold, and my caramel sauce will still put this in your ‘favorites’ files.
One 7-ounce wheel Brie cheese
2/3 cup chopped pecans, or any nuts you prefer
Assorted fruit (grapes, sliced apples or pears) and crackers
Remove rind from Brie, if desired. Cut into wedges and arrange on a plate.
IF USING my Caramel Sauce previously-made: in a small saucepan add nuts to sauce and bring to a boil. Boil for 30 seconds and allow to cool slightly. Microwave the Brie 30-45 seconds – just until it starts to melt. Spoon over warmed Brie and serve. (If making the sauce at the same time, measure out 2/3 cup to a small saucepan and add the nuts. Bring to a boil and boil 30 seconds. Cool slightly. Pour sauce over warm Brie and serve.)
IF USING Cinnamon Bliss, in a small saucepan add nuts and bring to boil over medium-high heat and boil for 2 1/2 minutes, stirring constantly. Set aside to cool slightly. Microwave Brie for about 35-40 seconds or until just starting to melt. Spoon sauce mixture over cheese. Serve with fruits. Makes 8 servings.
Per Serving: Calories 130; Protein 6 g; Fat 13 g; Carbs 6 g; Sugar 1 g; Sodium 156 mg