Whether you’re planning a festive celebration for friends or just looking for new dinnertime ideas, you’ll want to check out the new cookbook, 101 Christmas Recipes. With over 100 recipes in full-color photos, it’s a great way to start your holiday season. Kathleen Richter-Niedbala, Pawcatuck, is one of those people whose original recipe, Brie with Caramelized Onions, was published in 101 Christmas Recipes.
Gooseberry Patch invites customers to share their tried & true family recipes for possible publication in the company’s community-style cookbooks at www.gooseberrypatch.com. Each recipe tells a special story with ingredients and family memories. Those who submit recipes are located all across the country and each has a heartwarming story to tell.
Brie with Caramelized Onions
5-oz. wheel Brie cheese
1 onion, chopped
2 T. butter
½ c. brown sugar, packed
½ c. sweetened dried cranberries
2 T. balsamic vinegar
1/4 c. pistachio nuts, chopped
Slice top off cheese. Place cheese in a greased 9” pie plate; bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Remove from oven; set aside. In a saucepan, over medium heat, sauté onion in butter until tender, about 5 minutes. Add brown sugar, berries and vinegar. Cook until mixture caramelizes and thickens, about 5 minutes. Spoon mixture over cheese; sprinkle with pistachios. Serve warm with crackers.