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Baked Brie with Caramelized Onions and Bacon

brie with carmel onions bacon

I love caramelized onions, and they marry well with Brie.   Baked Brie is a classic.  It is served with toast or bread. It is usually made with jellies, fruits and nuts or some combination.  I made this one with caramelized onions left over from an apple onion hot pepper chutney, which, to me, sounds so good with this cheese.  Then as everyone knows bacon makes everything better so we sprinkled it with bacon pieces.

To save time I baked the brie in the microwave and started the onions there also.

Ingredients Baked Brie:

1 mini brie

caramelized onions

two slices of bacon

Ingredients of the caramelized onions:

3 large onions, chopped

2 tablespoons butter

1 tablespoon of corn oil

 Preparation of onions:

To speed up the cook time, place the chopped onions in a glass baking dish in the microwave on high for 4 minutes. Transfer to a saucepan with the oil and butter and cook for 10 minutes over low heat. Increase heat to medium and cook until onions become caramelized, about 15 minutes.

Preparation of baked Brie:

Line a plate with paper towels and arrange the bacon slices. Microwave for 1 ½ minutes.  Then let cool and break it into pieces.

Remove the top of the brie and place a spoonful of onions on cheese. Microwave for 1 minute and sprinkle with bacon. Enjoy!

 

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Bacon and Peanut Butter Chips Cookies

By Chef Lippe

For those of you who follow my blog you will know that I love BACON…. There is the post http://wp.me/p2n8ji-bG The 3 “B’s” bacon, bourbon and Brownies, then there was the candied bacon for ice cream and the list goes on. Today is Bacon and Peanut Butter and believe me when I say this is a GREAT flavor combination.

Ingredients:

1 cup butter (2 sticks)

1 cup sugar

¾ cup packed light brown sugar

1 Tablespoon corn syrup

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

2 large eggs

1 ¾ cups flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

2 teaspoons salt

¾ cup chocolate chips

¾ cup peanut butter chips

½ cup graham cracker crumbs

½ cup oats (NOT quick cooking)

¾ cup crushed kettle potato chips

¾ cup crushed pretzels

½ cup crumbled bacon pieces

Directions

With a mixer cream the butter, sugar and corn syrup for 3 minutes until fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla and beat for 10 minutes. (sugar will dissolve and mixture will double in size).

Mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together and on a low speed, slowly add flour mixture to the butter and egg mixture. Mix just until flour is incorporated into butter (about 1 minute)

On low speed add chocolate chips, graham cracker crumbs, oats and peanut butter chips and mix for ½ minute. Now add in the crushed potato chips, pretzels and bacon. Mixing on low until just mixed (1/2 minute).

This step is important and do not cook your cookies from room temperature! Make ice cream scoop size balls (about 5 oz each) then wrap them in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least an hour (or up to a week).

Heat oven to 400. Arrange cold cookie balls on a parchment lined cookie sheet about 4” apart. Bake for 9 to 11 minutes.  At 9 minutes the cookies should be browned on the edges, leave in the oven until the center just start to brown.

Cool and eat!

Cookies will keep fresh for 5 days in an airtight container or for a month in the freezer.

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