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I got this recipe from a friend in Canada. I like it because the mixture can be made 1-2 days ahead of time, is truly delicious and very pretty.
- Chop sun dried tomatoes, and cover with hot water for 15 minutes.
- Chop basil and parsley.
- Mince garlic.
- Drain tomatoes well, squeezing out excess water.
- In saute pan, heat olive oil and saute tomatoes 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
- Add garlic and continue to saute, stirring constantly.
- Add balsamic vinegar, basil and parsley.
- Stir constantly for 1 minute and remove from heat.
- Remove as much rind as possible from brie.
- Put in an oven-safe dish, cover with tomato mixture and heat at 350 degrees until bubbly.
- I serve this with crackers and crostini.
Wow! Great blend of flavors - It's runny (or perhaps I left it in the oven longer than intended but it was wonderful this way) so serve with napkins, spoons or bibs. Wonderful appetizer. I served it with crusty baguette slices. Baked it in an attractive oven proof dish and that came from the oven to the table. I used a small brie round (recipe doesn't specify) and cut the recipe in half. Perfect for 3- 4 people
We assemebled the entire thing a day ahead and stuck it in the fridge until we were ready to bake. Served as an appetizer for Thanksgiving dinner. The savory ingredients were a nice balance to the brie. Everyone really enjoyed it. I do agree that the balsamic flavor wasn't quite as strong as I would have liked, being a huge fan of vinegar. So I might add more next time. But would definitely make again. It is more labor intensive than most of our other baked brie dishes, but it's worth the time for a special occassion.
I think next time I would try Unico's presliced marinated sundried tomatoes. We found the herb mixture was a bit unbalanced with the vinegar and olive oil. I actually added more balsamic to give it more moisture. Thank you for posting the recipe, it was alot of fun to try.