Binkie Bites: Baked Pear Brie 

One of my favorite fall treats is a nice warm, baked Brie. Cheese is a delicious treat. I couldn’t live without cheese. I try to limit my dairy intake. When I had to go dairy free, gluten free, due to Bexley’s food allergies the first 6 months of nursing, I lived the benefits of life without. So now I balance my dairy intake. I no longer snack on cheese alone. I replace as much dairy with non lactose options when I can. But on a gloomy Saturday afternoon with company, a nice, warm, gooey, baked Brie with some caramelized pears, wrapped in a flaky pastry, sure hits the spot. Bonus that it’s also simple and pretty. Once again, I don’t measure my cooking, I cook everything by eye, but here is a guide to this delicious treat!

  • One Large Brie
  • One package pastry dough
  • 1/4 pear diced
  • 1TbLs butter
  • 1 TbLs brown sugar

Preheat oven per pastry dough instructions. Dice the pear and place in small microwave safe bowl with butter. Microwave for 30 seconds and stir in brown sugar. Lay out half of pastry dough on cookie sheet and roll pre-cut holes together. Spread half pear mixture and place cheese on top. Add a top layer of pear and the other half of pastry dough. Cool to dough’s specifications. Serve with crackers. Enjoy!