Figs and Toasted Almonds Brie Recipe -
Figs and Toasted Almonds Brie Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Figs and Toasted Almonds Brie

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"This has a been a hit every time I have served it. Is a great appetizer for the holidays or when figs are in season."

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Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    35 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 C).
  2. Heat brown sugar and water in a small saucepan over medium heat until sugar is completely dissolved. Add figs and vanilla, and cook until softened, about 10 minutes. Stir in almonds and vanilla. Place brie wheel in a baking dish, and pour fig mixture over the top.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 to 15 minutes, or until softened but not melted. Serve with water crackers.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 06, 2006

I made this along with a bunch of other dishes for a party, and this was, by far, the standout of the evening! The only adjustment I made to the recipe was simmering the figs, brown sugar, & vanilla in much more water than the two Tbsp. for about twenty minutes until it turned syrupy. Then I refrigerated this overnight before using on the cheese the next day, letting the figs really absorb the syrup and soften. Heavenly!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 13, 2011

This recipe sounded so good, but was entirely too sweet! My guests would not eat it - several of them. I was disappointed as I was really looking forward to a great recipe using fresh figs.

Sep 17, 2005

I have made this several times now and it is just wonderful. As a timesaver, I purchased fig jam from Williams-Sonoma and put this on top of the brie (rind removed throughout). Also, try it with pecans.

Aug 19, 2007

We thought this was delicious. It was a great dinner - green salad, this, and French bread. Mmmm. A few thoughts - if your figs are very ripe, you don't need 10 minutes to soften them. Whole, toasted almonds are divine in this. And if you peel the rind off your cheese, it becomes a gooey dip. Next time we'll leave the rind on so it stays a bit more in its' original form.

Jan 04, 2007

Delicious and a hit at the party. I could not get fresh figs, used 1/2 pkg of dried about 8-12, increased the water to 4T and the vanilla to 1t. Cooked the figs longer to soften. Next time I'll try soaking the figs overnight.

Sep 04, 2004

I decided to try this recipe and it was absolutely wonderful. Everyone loved it!! I cut each fig into 8 pieces and cut the almonds into halves. The cheese was done in less than 10 minutes. Next time I'll add more figs and make more syrup. It was really yummy!!

Nov 29, 2004

This is an excellent recipe! I used a 20 oz. baby brie. I also cut the figs into eigths. I kept the almonds whole, but toasted them in the oven for about 15 minutes. Finally, instead of water crackers, I served the cheese with french bread. The result was visually gorgeous and tasted wonderful. Thank you for the recipe!

Aug 17, 2008

These were great after initially not liking this. But, I stuck with it and reread some of the reviews to see what I needed to do to make it better. 1) Don't eat it with heavy crackers like Wasa- it messes up the flavor combination. We used Honey Butter Ritz and that was much better. 2) Next time I'll chop up the figs because they hold together too much in just quarters and it's hard to spread on a cracker without getting a huge glob of fig. 3) Be sure to cook the figs, sugar, water, vanilla combo long enough to get it think and goopy. It needs to blend well with each other. Very exotic tasting and fancy! We had it with Salmon and Wild Rice and it was a fabulous meal!


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  • Calories
  • 187 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 12.1 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 33 mg
  • 11%
  • Fat
  • 12.3 g
  • 19%
  • Fiber
  • 1.4 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 8.3 g
  • 17%
  • Sodium
  • 211 mg
  • 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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