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Bubbly Brie Party Dip

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12 – 14 oz brie
1 small jar (approx 7 oz) preserved chestnuts
1/2 cup pitted dates
1/2 cup water
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ginger
Pinch of salt
2-3 grinds of black pepper (optional)
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1-2 tablespoons demerara or light brown sugar

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Using the edge of a knife, gently scrape off most of the white coating from the brie (don’t worry about the grooves) and place it in a small lidded baking dish or ramekin.

Chop or break up the chestnuts with your fingers into large chunks and sprinkle on and around the brie.

In a food processor, chop the dates until finely minced.

Bring the dates, water, nutmeg, ginger, salt, and pepper to a simmer in a small saucepan for about 5-7 minutes.

Spread the date mixture over the brie and chestnuts. Sprinkle with the dried cranberries. Cover and bake 20-25 minutes until brie is melted and bubbly. To add additional sweetness, sprinkle the top with the sugar and pass under the broiler for a minute or two.

Serve hot or at room temperature. Serves 4-6 as an appetizer.

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