- 1 large Brie round
- 3-4 slices bacon
- 2 tbsp. minced shallots
- 1 c. blueberries
- 3 tbsp. pure maple syrup
- 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
- Crackers, sliced baguette, apple slices, etc. for serving
Preheat oven to 350*F.
Place Brie round on a baking sheet. With a sharp knife, cut into the rind on the top of the Brie about a quarter inch from the edge. Do not remove the rind. Bake 15 minutes, or until cheese is soft and melted.
While Brie is baking, in a skillet, cook the bacon until crispy. Remove bacon from the pan and drain on paper towels. Leave about 1 tablespoon of the bacon grease in the pan.
Reduce heat to medium-low, add shallots and sauté for 1-2 minutes or until they become translucent.
Add the blueberries, balsamic vinegar, maple syrup and the cinnamon to the pan, stir and bring to a simmer.
Reduce heat to low and simmer for about 8-10 minutes until the liquid is reduced and the mixture is thickened. Remove from heat and stir in the bacon.
Move the hot Brie to a serving plate. Carefully remove the top rind using a sharp knife, to separate it, if needed. Top Brie with blueberry mixture and serve with crackers, baguette, apple, etc.