Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Summer Peaches w/ Brie

Summer is here and and so are the bounties of some wonderful fruit trees.  Entertaining can be made easy and delicious with the addition of just a few pantry and herb garden items, for an impromptu appetizer that is light and fragrant, with nutritional benefits to boot like Potassium, Vitamin A and Vitamin C.    I came up with this recipe as a result of peaches and Brie both being on sale ( the peaches on our tree aren't ripe yet and are much smaller) and I wanted an appetizer for family to critique for future gatherings.  The finished product is full of fresh and bright flavors, with a hint of salty, provided by a splash of Sherry.  Recipe may easily be doubled!
1 half  wheel Brie, about 4 oz. ( allow to come to room temperature before saute of peaches)
1 1/2  to 2 tsp. butter
1 tbsp. brown sugar
1 peach, sliced about 1 c.
splash Sherry
2 basil leaves, julienned
In a medium pan over medium high heat, melt butter and add peaches .
Saute for about one minute .
Add brown sugar and continue for about one minute more.
Add splash of sherry to de-glaze pan and remove from heat.
Fold in basil.
Pour over Brie and garnish with fresh cracked pepper and Lime Thyme.
Serve with crackers ( I used bacon Ritz)

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