Cherry Pecan Brie
maraschino cherry liquid
freshly ground black pepper
whole round brie cheese
toasted and chopped
Remove and discard stems from cherries and roughly chop.
Place the cherries, cherry liquid, vinegar, thyme, and pepper in a small skillet and bring to a boil over high heat.
Continue to boil until the liquid is mostly reduced and has thickened, about 2–3 minutes.
Place brie on a serving plate and microwave for 30–60 seconds on high power until soft. If you prefer, simply bake the brie in a 350 degree oven for 10–12 minutes.
Top the warmed brie with the cherry mixture and toasted pecans.
Serve with crackers or toasted slices of French bread.
Photos and recipes courtesy of the National Cherry Growers & Industries Foundation.