Mache with warm brie and apples Recipe

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A friend invited us over for a BBQ and made this appetizer. I don't like brie, never have, and this is to die for! I couldn't stop thinking about it all week and decided to make it tonight. No one will be disappointed by this. It's actually a recipe from Ina Garten's Back to Basics cookbook.

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Servings: 4 servings


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  • 1 french baguette, sliced 1/2 thick diagonally
  • 12 ounces good french brie, cut into 4 wedges
  • 6 tablespoons honey
  • 3 T roasted and salted pistachios
  • 1 T syrupy aged balsamic vinegar
  • 3 T good olive oil
  • Kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 large granny smith apple, cored and thinly sliced
  • 4oz. bag of mache


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place the sliced bread on a sheet pan and bake for 6-8 minutes, until crisp.
  2. Arrange 4 wedges of Brie snugly in one layer in a glass or ceramic baking dish. Drizzle with honey and scatter pistachios over the top. Bake for 3-5 minutes, until the brie just begins to ooze but isn't melted. Be careful - it happens fast!
  3. Place the mache in a large bowl and toss it gently with the balsamic vinegar and olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  4. Divide the salad among 4 large salad plates and place a piece of the warm brie with pistachios on each plate next to the mache. Place a quarter of the apple slices on each plate fanned out on one side of the brie. Place 2-3 slices of toasted baguette on the other side of the brie. Drizzle with the honey still in the baking dish and serve immediately.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 171g
Recipe makes 4 servings
Calories 441  
Calories from Fat 241 55%
Total Fat 27.45g 34%
Saturated Fat 15.34g 61%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 85mg 28%
Sodium 537mg 22%
Potassium 210mg 6%
Total Carbs 33.55g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1.4g 5%
Sugars 31.54g 21%
Protein 18.08g 29%
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  • Aspen Lee-Moulden
    May 4, 2009
    Hi John. I just updated the recipe :-), it's 4 ounces of mache. T.J.'s sells it by the bag. I also posted a picture which doesn't do it justice. It's soo good!
    • John Spottiswood
      May 4, 2009
      Hi Aspen...this looks AWESOME and I want to try it. I don't see any Mache on the ingredient list. How much should I use?
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