Looking for a last minute appetizer for a New Year’s Eve get together? Well then you’re in luck! Try this curried walnut baked brie. It’s probably one of the easiest appetizers to make. And if the test run with my family and friends was any indication, this will be a big hit.
You’ll only need 5 ingredients
- Creamed coconut
- Curry powder
(And water but that doesn’t really count as an ingredient…)
If you’re wondering where you can find creamed coconut, I get mine at Superstore. It’s in the same area of the Asian aisle as the coconut milk. The package looks like this. The creamed coconut itself is basically a hard brick of coconut solids. You can cook it up and add as much or as little water as you need to get your desired consistency.
As far as prepping this goes, it’s simple. Toast walnuts, then cook up your coconut/honey/curry mixture, combine them together, cover your brie with the toppings and bake. The baking time is only 10 minutes, so if you’re bringing this to someone else’s house you might want to do that step there.
This can be served with either crackers or baguette rounds. I prefer baguette rounds, but Vinta crackers also work well.
- 200g round of brie
- ⅓ cup chopped walnuts
- 1½ tbsp creamed coconut
- 4 tbsp water
- 2 tbsp honey
- 2 tsp curry powder
- Preheat oven to 350F while you prepare the topping.
- Toast walnuts in small nonstick pan over medium heat, stirring frequently, for approximately 10 minutes. When walnuts are fragrant and just starting to brown, pour them into a bowl and set aside.
- Reduce element heat to medium-low.
- Next add creamed coconut and water. Mix and break up the creamed coconut until the mixture is a thick and even consistency.
- Add honey and curry power, stirring until fully combined.
- Add walnuts back into pan, stirring until fully coated in curry mixture.
- Immediately pour over brie round in an oven safe dish.
- Bake for 10 minutes in pre-heated oven, until brie is starting to soften.
- Serve with baguette rounds or crackers.