I found it! I truly did. THIS is the perfect starter ever. The flavor of a pear on creamy brie is to die for. You will not have enough. Serve with a toasted baguette or flatbread.
- 1 x 8 oz. round of double cream Brie
- 1 tbsp. chopped pistachios, toasted
Caramelizing the Pear
- 2 tsp. butter
- 1 shallot, thinly sliced (optional)
- 1 pear, thinly sliced
- pinch of salt and pepper
- 1/4 cup pear juice
- 1 tbsp. pear liqueur
- 2 tsp. chopped fresh thyme
- 1 tsp. brown sugar, packed
In a non-stick skillet, melt the butter of a medium heat, cooking the shallot, pear, salt and pepper until the shallot is cooked (about 5-6 minutes).
Add the pear juice, liqueur, thyme and sugar, bringing to a boil. Stir occasionally until no liquid remains and the pear has softened (again, about 5 minutes). Let cool.
Place on a foil lined pie plate, top with the pear mixture . Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 10 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes. Sprinkle the toasted pistachios over the top.
Serve with toasted baguettes. OG this is sooooo good!