Easy-cheesey-diviney-winey. In this simple and straightforward recipe dried figs get plumped up in reduced Port wine syrup, and then are lusciously drizzled over a wheel of warm and oozing creamy brie. Serve with crackers, sliced baguette, or fresh fruit. Every bite is a luxurious symphony of flavor and texture.
- 1 1/2 cups Port wine
- 1/2 cup of sliced dried figs
- juice of half a lemon (about 2 tablespoons)
- 1 Costco-sized wheel of Brie cheese
- dash of pepper (optional)
1. Pour Port into a medium sized saucepan, add in sliced dried figs. Bring mixture to a boil over high heat for approximately 2-3 minutes. Lower to a simmer and allow the port to reduce to a syrupy consistency for approximately 45 minutes. The Port will be thick enough to coat the back of a spoon, and will be reduced to approximately a quarter cup.
2. Heat oven to 325°, remove brie from wrapping and place on top of parchment paper or foil. Let the brie warm up in oven for approximately 7-10 minutes or until it starts to get melty but still holds it shape. Carefully place on a serving platter and proceed to spoon the Port Syrup and plumped figs over the top of the brie, sprinkle with pepper. Serve while still hot and melty.