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Looking for a simple, yet fancy appetizer? This Strawberry Jalapeño Baked Brie is perfect! The sweet heat combo will wow the crowd for sure!
Part of adulting is having a few great appetizers up your sleeve. You know, the ones that are sure to wow the crowd every time you bring it to a party. I always bring some form of cheese to a party–it must be the Wisconsin Badger in me. From queso to brie, I have the cheese portion of your party covered!
This appetizer is what Rachael Ray calls a “fancy fakeout”. The sight of it brings “ooohs” and “aaaahhhs”, but it truly couldn’t be easier to make. Gotta love simple recipes!
I absolutely adore the combination of sweet and heat. Smucker’s Fruit & Honey Strawberry Jalapeno Fruit Spread does the combo perfectly. I cannot wait to use this spread for my other signature party appetizer: meatballs. Stay tuned! The spread is naturally sweetened with honey, not sugar. If spice isn’t your thing, the Fruit & Honey Blueberry Lemon or Triple Berry varieties are fabulous too!
To go along with the baked brie, Wasa Multigrain Crispbreads are essential. You need something that can hold up for spreading and dipping! Not only are they a low calorie, crunchy snack, they have the Whole Grain Counsel seal right on the package. These crispbreads can be kept whole or broken into rustic style pieces. On a recent trip to Walmart, we picked up both the spread and the crispbread, along with our regular favorite groceries.
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- 1 wheel of Brie
- 1/4 cup Smuckers Strawberry Jalapeño Spread
- 1/4 cup almond slivers , toasted
- 1/4 cup chopped strawberries
- 1 package Wasa Multigrain Crispbreads
- Optional cheese plate sides: spiralized apples and almonds. Whatever you prefer!
Preheat oven to 375º.
Unwrap brie. Trim off outer casings with a parting knife. It's okay if you don't get all of it removed.
In a small bowl, combine fruit spread, strawberries and almond slivers. Set aside.
Place brie in a small, oven safe dish. I used a mini-cast iron skillet.
Spoon fruit spread mixture over the top of the brie.
Bake for 20 minutes, or until heated through and bubbling.
Serve immediately with Wasa Crispbread and favorite cheese plate sides.
Do you love the sweet heat combo? What’s your go-to appetizer for parties?