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TROPICAL BAKED BRIE

Tropical baked Brie

The fruit topping can be made ahead of time; it's one less thing to do for a holiday dinner or dinner party. Sure you've got to bake the Brie, but there's always room even in a crowded "company coming" oven to heat this appetizer up. Double the recipe to top waffles or pancakes the next day.

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup Caribbean Red papaya (about 1/4 of the fruit)
1/4 cup Groovy Coconut, shredded
1/4 cup pistachios, shelled and chopped
1/2 cup honey
Non-fat cooking spray
1 wheel of Brie cheese

Yield: 6
Prep time: 10 minutes plus 10 minutes of baking

EZ open - Caribbean Red papaya

DIRECTIONS:

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a baking dish bottom with cooking spray.
2. Peel the Caribbean Red papaya. Cut in half and discard the seeds. Finely chop about _ of the fruit. Add to a large bowl, reserving the rest for another dish.
3. Open a Groovy Coconut. Extract the white flesh and shred using a food processor. Add _ cup to the bowl, reserving the rest for another dish.
4. Add the pistachios and honey to the bowl. Toss gently to combine.
5. Place the Brie in the baking dish. Top with fruit mixture and bake for 10 minutes.
6. Serve warm with crackers.



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