Last night we hosted a bit of a pow-wow at our home. People gathered to hear the Chief speak. In order to get the people to come I had to offer them incentives that would make it worth their while. Those incentives came in the form of homebaked desserts. Like a Keebler elf I spent the night before toiling away in my little kitchen, baking a carrot cake, chocolate ganache cake, and a lemon yogurt pound cake. I figured that each cake represented a different sweet pallette, so I couldn't go wrong. Everyone would be happy and lulled into a sugar stupor as they settled in to hear the Chief speak.
In addition to the cakes I made a baked brie that was demolished in a total of 10 minutes. There's something so irresistable about a warm brie oozing forth it's goodness. This easy recipe features marmalade and chopped nuts, so it's also very dessert-like. I offered salty sweet crackers as a scoop, but you can just as easily substitute apple or pear slices.
Preheat oven to 375F. Place wheel of brie on baking sheet. Combine 3 heaping tbsp. of orange marmalade, 1 tbsp. brown sugar in a saucepan and cook over med. heat, until consistency is somewhat syrupy. Remove from heat, pour marmalade onto brie. Place in oven for 20-25 minutes. Sprinkle with toasted chopped walnuts or pecans.