This year we hosted boxing day at our house. Hopefully an inaugural party but time shall tell. Amongst many dishes that I put together the one stand out, my ‘Pièce de résistance ‘ was a Pecan, Kahlua and brown sugar baked Brie.
Of course, I had to make my little changes. The Brie was a HUGE (500g) wheel of Organic Brie from Costco for about $12.00-$15.00: My Kahlua was a French Vanilla Kahlua from the time we went to the Pacific Islands: and the only ‘brown sugar’ I had was Organic Coconut Sugar:
SO, fairly simple:
- 1 whole wheel of Brie
- 1 cup Kahlua (aforementioned French Vanilla for us)
- 1 cup packed light brown sugar (I used coconut sugar and this still worked perfectly)
- 1 cup chopped pecans (I do leave mine mostly whole for looks)
1. Add Kahlua and Sugar together in a saucepan and bring to the boil. If you are really committed you can use a pastry brush dipped in water to brush down the mixture that creeps up the sides but my commitment level wasn’t that high.
2. Once the mixture boils, turn it down and let the mixture slowly simmer until it starts to thicken slightly and the sugar is completely dissolved. Now is the time to add the pecans.
3. Once the mixture has thickened so its turning gooey it’s time to pour it onto your Brie.
N.B. I made this 2 days ahead of boxing day so I just let the mixture cool completely and placed it covered, still in the saucepan, into the fridge. On Boxing day when it was time to serve I pulled it out and heated it up on the stove. I ALSO didn’t want to put my Brie into the oven like some recipes ask for.
4. Thinly slice the top off of your Brie wheel and pour your hot, caramelized, toffeed, Kahlua mix onto the Brie and serve immediately with crackers. Win. A very rich, a very sweet, win.