Brie parcels with pears and almonds

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Preparation info

  • Serves

    4

    • Difficulty

      Medium

    • Ready in

      1 hr 10

Appears in

Breakfasts: Le Cordon Bleu Home Collection

Breakfasts

By Le Cordon Bleu

Published 1998

  • About

A sophisticated brunch dish which may be served with grilled tomatoes, some watercress or a green salad. This would also make an elegant first course for a lunch or dinner party.

Ingredients

  • 120 g (4 oz) whole blanched almonds
  • 1 large or 2

Method

  1. Preheat a grill to a high heat. Place the almonds into a food processor and blend for 30 seconds, or until they resemble fine breadcrumbs. Turn out onto a baking tray and place under the grill to toast. Do not walk away while this is happening as the almonds will burn very quickly. Season the toasted almonds with a little salt and pepper.
  2. Place the pear slices in