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23 July 2006

Baked Brie Cups (Cooks Illustrated)

Baked Brie Cups

Makes 30 pieces

Make-Ahead Note: The filled cups will keep up to 2 days in the refrigerator or 1 month in the freezer. If frozen, defrost for 20 minutes before baking.

Other Tips:

· Use frozen filo pastry cups from the freezer section instead of puff pastry.

· Add a little currant jelly, small cubes of Brie, and smoked almonds to each cup. Keep the cheese very cold to cut it into cubes; if it’s too warm it will smear when cut.

1/3 cup red currant jelly

2 (2.1-ounce) boxes frozen mini filo cups

1 (8-ounce) wheel firm Brie , rind trimmed, cheese cut into 1/2-inch cubes

1/4 cup coarsely chopped smokehouse almonds

Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 350 degrees. Spoon 1/2 teaspoon jelly into each filo cup. Place 1 piece of Brie in each cup and sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon almonds. Place filo cups on parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake until cheese is melted and jelly is bubbly, about 15 minutes. Cool slightly and serve warm.