Recipe Wed. Oct 16: Caramelized Ginger Pears and Baked Brie

      Caramelized Ginger Pears and Baked Brie

      Homemade Caramelized Ginger Pears pair well with a round of{}hot baked Brie. Serve this savory appetizer of Caramelized Ginger Pears and Baked Brie at your next party.

      • Yield: Makes about 2 cups

      • Hands-on:40 Minutes

      • Total: 4 Hours, 25 Minutes

      • 2 pounds firm, ripe Anjou pears, peeled and chopped

      • 1 cups granulated sugar

      • 1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar

      • 1/4 cup finely chopped crystallized ginger

      • 1 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

      • 1 (8-oz.) Brie round

      • Gingersnaps and/or crackers


      1. Stir together first 5 ingredients in a large Dutch oven, and let stand at room temperature, stirring occasionally, 2 hours.

      2. Bring pear mixture to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low, and cook, stirring often, 1 hour or until thickened and golden. Cool completely (about 45 minutes).

      3. Trim rind from top of Brie round, leaving a 1/2-inch border on top. Place Brie round on an ovenproof plate. Spoon 1/2 cup pears over Brie round. Bake 15 minutes or until cheese begins to melt. Serve immediately with gingersnaps and crackers.