Friday, October 30, 2009

midnight moon

1 round (8 ounces) Brie cheese
3 tablespoons plus 1-1/2 teaspoons crumbled blue cheese
2 tablespoons plus 1-1/2 teaspoons coarsely chopped walnuts
3 tablespoons apricot preserves, divided
Assorted crackers for serving

Preheat oven to 400°F. Cut Brie cheese horizontally into halves. Combine blue cheese and walnuts. Spread 4-1/2 teaspoons apricot preserves on cut side of one half of Brie cheese; sprinkle with half of blue cheese-walnut mixture. Place remaining half of Brie cheese on top; spread with remaining 4-1/2 teaspoons apricot preserves. Wrap 3-inch-high strip of foil tightly around Brie; secure with piece of tape. Sprinkle remaining blue-cheese-walnut mixture over half of apricot preserves to form crescent moon shape. Bake cheese in 8x8-inch baking pan 7 to 9 minutes or until soft and beginning to melt. Serve immediately with crackers and sliced apples.

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