2 wheel (4-inch diameter) brie cheese
1 teaspoon each brandy and sugar
1/2 cup coarsely chopped seedless grapes
1 1/2teaspoons chopped fresh basil
2 tablespoons chopped toasted hazelnuts
2 sliced grapes
1 sprig basil leaf
Assorted crackers or toasted baguette
Slice brie cheese in half crosswise.
Combine brandy and sugar; brush both cut surfaces with brandy mixture.
Mix basil and grapes. Spread cut side of bottom half of brie with grapes;
sprinkle hazelnuts over top. Position top half of brie in place. Let stand 30
minutes at room temperature.
Bake brie on oiled baking pan or oven-safe plate 10 to 15 minutes at 350F.
Arrange grape slices in a fan on top and garnish with basil. Serve with crackers
or toasted baguette.
Makes 8 servings