Mini Brie & Whiskey Cocottes with Raisins & Vanilla

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Preparation info

  • Difficulty

    Easy

  • Serves

    6

Appears in

Home Made Christmas

Home Made Christmas

By Yvette van Boven

Published 2018

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Ingredients

For the Whiskey Cocottes

  • ½ cup plus 2 tablespoons (150 ml) whiskey (or brandy)
  • 4 tablespoons raisins
  • Seeds of 1 vanilla bean
  • 1 (10½-ounce/300-g) wheel of brie, rind removed, diced
  • freshly ground black pepper

Method

Prepare

In a saucepan, heat the whiskey with the raisins and vanilla. When it’s just about to boil, remove from the heat and let stand for 30 minutes.

Divide the raisins among four individual casseroles or mini cocottes, reserving a few for garnish. Divide the brie into four equal portions and place these on top of the raisins. Pour the whiskey over the cheese. Grind black pepper on top. Set aside.

Make

Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).

Bake the cocottes for about 20 minutes, until the cheese is soft. If the top isn’t browned after 20 minutes, turn on the broiler and broil until golden brown. Scatter the reserved raisins over the brie.

Serve each cocotte on a plate lined with a napkin so it won’t slide. Serve with the breadsticks and the endives, and some pieces of pear or cooked baby potatoes on a skewer.

For Serving

  • Nice artisanal breadsticks
  • Belgian endive leaves and chopped pear or cooked and halved new potatoes