Baked Brie for Valentine’s Day

1622186_10152258328721388_532847509_nA very romantic day is coming up and you all know that I like celebrating love in a Non-commercial way! Create a beautiful and intimate meal for your true love! This is a great starter and is known as “the marriage proposal brie!” You can swap out the dried cranberries for cherries and it is super great. Serve with a great crusty bread! Enjoy!

Baked Brie with Mushrooms, Cranberries, Caramelized Onions and Garlic

4 tablespoons butter

2 large onions, sliced

1-tablespoon thyme, minced

4 garlic cloves, sliced

2 cups crimini mushrooms sliced

1 cup dried cranberries or dried cherries or a combo of both

1 8-inch-diameter 32- to 36-ounce French Brie

French bread baguettes, sliced

Melt butter in heavy very large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions and garlic and sauté until just tender, about 6 minutes. Add minced thyme and mushrooms, cherries or cranberries and stir until soft. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Cool. Preheat oven to 350 Unwrap brie, reserving bottom of wooden box. Cut away only top rind of cheese, leaving rind on sides and bottom intact. Return Brie to box, rind side down. Place box on baking sheet. Top Brie evenly with onion mixture. Bake until cheese just melts, about 30 minutes.
Transfer Brie in box to platter. Surround with baguette slices.

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