Baguette Stuffed with Brie and Cherries

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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Ingredients

Compote:

1 pound fresh Bing cherries, pitted and halved

1/2 cup good-quality Port wine 

1 teaspoon kosher salt 

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 

5 sprigs fresh thyme 

Baguette:

1 crusty French baguette

3 ounces Brie, sliced into 1/2-inch slices 

1 sprig fresh thyme

Directions

  1. For the compote: In a small saucepan on medium-high heat, add the cherries, wine, salt, pepper and thyme and stir. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat slightly to medium. Continue to cook at a rapid simmer until the liquid is reduced by half, 25 to 30 minutes. Turn off the heat and let cool, then remove the thyme sprigs.
  2. For the baguette: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  3. Using a paring knife, cut a deep "v" on the top of the baguette. Pull out some of the soft bread to create a deep crevice. Place the Brie slices into the crevice, overlapping each slice. Transfer to a baking sheet.
  4. Bake until the cheese is melted and the bread is slightly toasted, 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board. Spoon the cherry compote over the melted Brie. Slice into thick slices, garnish with the remaining thyme sprig and serve.

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