Come Party With Me: Classic Thanksgiving — Menu (Appetizers)



One dish that's easily overlooked at Thanksgiving is the appetizers. Some people find them unnecessary, but with all the fragrant aromas coming from the kitchen, it's important to offer guests something to snack on while the turkey cooks. Keep it easy, don't experiment with new, difficult recipes. Fill bowls with nuts, olives, and dried fruits. Set out an assortment of crackers and flatbreads. Serve these with a nut crusted baked brie. The brie can be prepared in advanced and quickly baked while the guests arrive. Sound scrumptious? Get the recipe when you read more

Baked Brie with Nut Crust
From How Stuff Works

1/3 cup pecans
1/3 cup almonds
1/3 cup walnuts
1 egg
1 tablespoon heavy cream
1 wheel (8 ounces) Brie cheese
2 tablespoons raspberry jam

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Place nuts in food processor fitted with steel blade; pulse to finely chop. Do not overprocess. Transfer chopped nuts to shallow dish or pie plate.
  3. Combine egg and cream in another shallow dish; whisk until well blended.
  4. Dip Brie (rind on) into egg mixture; then into nut mixture, turning to coat. Press nuts to adhere.
  5. Transfer Brie to baking sheet; spread jam over top.
  6. Bake 15 minutes or until cheese is warm and soft.

Serves 8.

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