Blackberry Thyme Baked Cheese
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Blackberry Thyme Baked Cheese...A romantic and delicious baked cheese appetizer perfect for Valentine's Day!
- 1 cup fresh blackberries
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
- 1 tablespoon fresh thyme
- 1 circle of Brie or Camembert cheese
- 1 teaspoon sea salt I used merlot flavored pink sea salt. Any sea salt will do, but the colored salt was a fun twist! I found it at Whole Foods
- Crusty French Bread for dipping
Preheat oven to 400F
In a small saucepan, combine blackberries, sugar, and water. Bring to a boil on high heat, and then reduce to a simmer and let cook for approximately 12-15 minutes. The blackberries will become soft and bright in color and a pinkish purple syrup will form. Take off of the heat and drain the blackberries, keeping the syrup in a separate bowl. Set both aside.
Take the cheese out of the wrapping and cut the top rind off, cutting only about 1/4 inch down, just to take off the top rind. Place the cheese back into its wooden box, or directly on a parchment lined baking sheet, rind side down.
Sprinkle the cheese with the thyme and sea salt. Bake for 8-10 minutes, until cheese if visibly melty (yum!)
Take out of oven and drizzle with syrup. Top with the blackberries. Serve with French bread for dipping. Enjoy!
Calories: 261kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 544mg | Potassium: 108mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 220IU | Vitamin C: 3.5mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 1.5mg