Lactalis Culinary

Brie

Concepts

Want to showcase Brie on your menu? Serve up something sensational with these innovative concepts featuring Président Brie, Président Triple Crème Brie, and Président Creamy Brie.

Président® Brie & Bacon Bites

Ingredients

2 tbsp. Brown Sugar, packed
2 tsp. Good Quality Maple Syrup
3 tbsp. Pecans, finely chopped
1/4 tsp. Black Pepper
1/4 tsp. Salt
1 pinch Cayenne Pepper
4 slices Thick-Cut Bacon
1 Small Baguette (or 1/2 a Large Baguette), sliced into 1/4-inch pieces
3 1/2 tbsp. Président® Unsalted Butter, softened
1 wedge Président® Triple Crème Brie

Preheat oven to 375°F

  1. Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil. Spray a wire rack with non-stick cooking spray and place on the baking sheet.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the sugar, syrup, pecans, salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper.
  3. Place bacon on wire rack, making sure the slices aren’t touching. Evenly spread sugar mixture on top of each slice. Bake 25-30 minutes until the bacon is crisp and the topping is nicely browned.
  4. Remove from oven, let cool to room temperature, and then chop the candied bacon into very small pieces.
  5. Cut the Président® Triple Crème Brie lengthwise into 1/8-inch slices. Then, cut those slices in half (or thirds, depending on the size of your baguette).
  6. Spread Président® Unsalted Butter on one side of each baguette slice.
  7. Place 1 slice of Président® Triple Crème Brie on the unbuttered side of each baguette slice. Top with a sprinkling of candied bacon and a second slice of Brie. Cover each one with a buttered baguette slice.
  8. Heat a skillet over medium heat. Place the grilled cheese bites in the pan. Cook for about 1 minute on each side, or until the sandwiches are golden brown and the cheese has melted.

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