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Baked Camembert with Pears


A splash of pear brandy plus maple syrup and Spanish almonds put a modern spin on baked Brie.

Fruity, minerally sparkling wine: NV Domaine de Vodanis Vouvray Brut.

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  • One 8-ounce round of ripe Camembert
  • 1 tablespoon pear brandy
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup chopped marcona almonds
  • 2 Bosc pears, cut into thin wedges
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice


Servings 6
Cooking time 20mins
Adapted from food&


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 400°. Put the Camembert in a small baking dish. In a bowl, combine the brandy, maple syrup and salt and pour over the cheese. Bake for about 7 minutes, until the cheese is very soft. Spoon any liquid over the cheese and sprinkle with the almonds. Toss the pears with the lemon juice and serve alongside the cheese.

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