Oct 04

Pear & Basil Marinated Brie

Pear & Basil Marinated Brie

Pear & Basil Marinated Brie

Impress your guests with a flavourful, triple cream brie

Room-temperature, triple cream brie is always a winner when entertaining. So why not elevate it to fabulous with this recipe from President’s Choice:

Pear & Basil Marinated Brie

Prep time: 10 minutes

Stand time: 4 hours


2 tbsp (25 ml) Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

2 tbsp (25 ml) finely chopped fresh basil

Pinch salt

8 oz (250 g) wedge PC® Triple Cream Brie

2 drained, canned pear halves packed in light syrup, thinly sliced

Half a baguette


In a small bowl, stir together oil, basil and salt.

Cut cheese in half horizontally. Place bottom half cut side up on a serving plate. Spoon half of the oil mixture over cheese. Place half of pear slices on top in a flat layer. Place remaining piece of cheese on top, cut side down. Spoon remaining oil over and layer with remaining pears. Cover with plastic wrap. Let stand at room temperature for 2 to 4 hours or until cheese is soft.

Meanwhile, cut the half-baguette into thin slices. Toast and serve with the brie.

Makes 6 servings

More recipe ideas are available online at pc.ca.


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