The first time I ever tried baked brie was about 5 years ago, my mom made a savoury one with onions and bell peppers and cooked it on the BBQ. It was life changing in the way that things sometimes are when they are completely foreign, but immediately make perfect sense the moment you are exposed to them.
Of course melty delicious cheese should be paired with thousands of different toppings and served on bits of crispy baguette. The world made sense again. Since then, it’s become kind of a go-to dish in our family, but we are always mixing it up and trying new recipes. This one was really delicious, and pretty easy, I substituted figs for pears since that’s what I had on hand.
After toasting the almonds, and sauteing the pears in the brown sugar and vanilla, place the fruit and nut mixture on top of a peeled wheel of brie, wrap in Pillsbury Crescent roll dough, and bake for about 45 minutes. You can serve it with baguette, apples, crackers, or just get right in there and eat it with a spoon. There is no judgement here.