Jews' Next Dor

Congregation Beth David's Young Adult Group for Jewish 20 & 30 Somethings

Baked Brie Basket with Caramelized Apples, Onions and Thyme

Posted by jewsnextdor on September 14, 2008

The judging of our Apples & Honey Cook-off has taken place, now we’ll let you try your hand at our entries. Look for each of the recipes in separate posts. We’ll start with our first place winners.

We’d love your recipes for our recipe exchange any time send them to us at JewsNextDor[at]

Have a sweet new year.

This yummy recipe took first place in the Savory category.

Baked Brie Basket with Caramelized Apples, Onions and Thyme



  • 1 tablespoons butter
  • 1 yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 2-3 green apples – peeled, cored and sliced
  • 1/3 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 (8 ounce) loaf sourdough bread
  • 1 (8 ounce) round Brie cheese
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds


1.       Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

2.       Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add onion; cook and stir for 1 minute to soften. Add thinly sliced apples; cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Pour in white wine, brown sugar, thyme, salt, and pepper; increase heat to medium-high and simmer until the liquid has evaporated, and the pears have lightly caramelized, about 10 minutes. Set aside.

3.       Cut a Brie-sized hole in the top of the sourdough bread to within 1/2-inch of the bottom. Cut the removed bread into pieces for serving, set aside. Score the Brie around its edge and cut in half lengthwise.

4.       Place the bottom half of the Brie, cut-side-up, into the sourdough loaf. Top with 1/2 of the pear mixture and sprinkle with 1/2 of the slivered almonds. Place the remaining brie half on top, spread with remaining pear mixture, and sprinkle with remaining slivered almonds. Place on a baking sheet.

5.       Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes or until soft and gooey. Serve with sliced sourdough bread.


One Response to “Baked Brie Basket with Caramelized Apples, Onions and Thyme”

  1. […] Dor’s first Apples and Honey Cook-off a year ago. They include our Savory category winner, a Baked Brie and Faith’s version of our 2nd place winner in the Dessert category, an Apple Cocktail […]

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