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Caramelised baked pear and brie

Wrap your taste buds around this indulgent caramelised baked pear and brie recipe is a brilliant way to make the most of pears this autumn season.
Caramelised baked pear and brie


To serve


1.Preheat the oven to 175oC.
2.Heat a large frying pan over a medium- high heat. Add olive oil to the hot pan with onion wedges and thyme leaves, and sauté for about 2 minutes until they start to caramelise.
3.Add butter and pear quarters and sear pear on all sides. Add walnuts, syrup, sugar, vinegar and brandy (if using) then increase heat a little, stir and cook until the liquid is syrupy.
4.Place the brie in the centre of a medium (about 23cm x 30cm) baking dish. Pour the hot liquid from the pan directly on top of the brie along with some of the pear and onion; tip the rest into the dish. Add the thyme twigs and bake for 10-15 minutes until the brie is soft to touch. Leave to rest in the dish for a few minutes before serving.
5.Place dish on a large board along with bread and fresh slices of pear then take to the table for people to help themselves.
  • Serves 4 as an appetiser or 2 as a meal with a green salad – Use a thick ceramic or pottery baking dish as it retains the heat and keeps the brie at a good, spreadable temperature.

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