Wild Mushrooms & Leeks with Melted Brie

Wild mushrooms and leeks with melted Brie is an appetizer that my daughter Rani and I made for our Thanksgiving dinner and what a spectacular dish it turned out to be. Delicious, cheesy, flavorful and beautiful – melted Brie with mushrooms and leeks is one showstopper of an appetizer!

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Very easy to make with the most decadent of results, this cheesy appetizer was so good that our family cleaned out the entire platter!

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All this requires is a leek, a few mushrooms, garlic, rosemary and Brie. Sauté the mushrooms and leeks in butter and place on top of Brie with a sprig of rosemary, then melt the Brie in the oven. Serve with toasted baguette for a scrumptious appetizer that will surely wow your dinner guests.

Here is a cook’s note that will definitely help – when picking Brie for this recipe there is no need to pick the most expensive because the flavors mostly come from the mushrooms and leeks. So go ahead and choose a more affordable Brie wheel for this, you can’t go wrong.

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Wild Mushrooms & Leeks with Melted Brie

Ingredients:

  • 1 leek stalk – while and light green parts finely cut
  • 1 small box of mushrooms – about 10-12 mushroom cut thinly
  • 2 -4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 sprig of rosemary
  • 1 wheel of brie
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • Salt and pepper
  • Walnuts as much as you want
  • Baguette sliced
  • Olive oil to brush the baguette

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Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350F degrees
  • Brush the baguette slices with olive oil and toast in oven for 10 minutes. Set aside.
  • In a pan melt butter and sauté leeks, mushrooms and garlic for about 5-7 minutes until the veggies are tender and the aroma of veggies is released.

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  • Place a parchment paper on a baking sheet. Place the Brie on the paper. Pile on the the mushroom leek mixture. Top with a sprig of fresh rosemary. Sprinkle salt and pepper and evenly distribute walnuts around the Brie.

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  • Bake Brie for 10-15 minutes.
  • Take Brie out of the oven and place on a platter and serve with toasted baguette.

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Bon Appétit!

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