Brie and Bacon Bites

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Brbabts - Recipe
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1.00 LBS

BRIE AND BACON BITES

Don't be surprised if these savory appetizer bites vanish as quickly as they're served.

By Serena

Art of Cheese

DIRECTIONS
  1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil. Spray a wire rack with non-stick cooking spray and place it on the prepared baking sheet.
  2. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, maple syrup, chopped pecans, black pepper, salt and cayenne pepper.
  3. Place bacon on wire rack, making sure the slices aren’t touching. Evenly spread the brown sugar mixture on top of each piece of bacon. Bake for 25-30 minutes until the bacon is crisp and the topping is nicely browned, without burning.
  4. Remove from the oven and let cool to room temperature. When cool, chop the candied bacon into very small pieces.
  5. Cut the Président Triple Crème Brie lengthwise into 1/8-inch slices. Then cut those slices in half (or thirds, depending on the size of your baguette).
  6. Spread Président Unsalted Butter on one side of each baguette slice.
  7. Place 1 slice of Président Triple Crème Brie on the unbuttered side of a baguette. Top with a sprinkling of candied bacon and a second slice of Brie. Cover with a second buttered baguette slice.
  8. Heat a skillet over medium heat. When hot, place the grilled cheese bites in the pan. Cook for about 1 minute on each side, or until the sandwiches are golden brown and the cheese has melted.
INGREDIENTS
2 tablespoons brown sugar, packed
2 teaspoons good quality maple syrup
3 tablespoons pecans, finely chopped
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 pinch cayenne pepper
4 slices thick-cut bacon
1 small baguette (or 1/2 a large baguette), sliced into 1/4-inch pieces
3 1/2 tablespoons Président Unsalted Butter, softened
1 wedge Président Triple Crème Brie