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                             GLAZED ALMOND BRIE
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 Serving Size  : 16   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Appetizers                       Cheese/Eggs
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1 3/4   oz           Wheel imported Brie cheese
                         - well chilled
    2       tb           Confectioners' sugar
      1/2   c            Sliced unblanched almonds
                         Red & green seedless grapes
                         - in clusters, for garnish
   WITH A SMALL, flexible knife, cut away rind from top
   of chilled cheese. Be careful not to remove or split
   the rind on the sides. It will form a wall for the
   melted cheese. Sift 1 tablespoon of confectioners'
   sugar evenly over the surface and arrange almonds on
   top, pressing gently into place. The cheese can be
   prepared to this point as many as 2 days in advance.
   Cover loosely with foil and refrigerate. Bring to room
   temperature before heating, place rack 6 inches from
   heat source and preheat the broiler. Line large baking
   sheet with aluminum foil, place cheese on it and sift
   1 tablespoon of confectioners' sugar over nuts. Broil
   cheese until top is evenly browned--about 1 to 2
   minutes. Rotate cheese, if necessary, for even
   browning. Watch carefully so it does not burn. Use
   foil to lift cheese and transfer it to serving
   platter. Tear foil and gently remove it. Garnish with
   clusters of grapes. Volume I of Abby Mandel’s
   cookbook, “Fast and Flavorful” (Cuisinarts Cooking
   Club, Inc., 1985).
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