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Baked Brie With Fresh Herbs

14 cup sun-dried tomato, bits
12 cup fresh basil leaf, lightly packed
2 tablespoons parmesan cheese, grated
2 tablespoons nuts, lightly toasted
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 garlic clove
18 teaspoon fresh coarse ground black pepper
16 ounces brie cheese
garlic-flavored croutons or cracker


Reconstitute tomato bits in hot water about 10 minutes; drain and set aside. In bowl of food processor combine tomato bits, basil, cheese, nuts, oil, garlic and pepper. Process to form a fine paste; season with salt. Cover and refrigerate. Bring to room temperature before topping cheese. Trim top crust from Brie wheels. Cover top of cheese with tomato mixture, dividing equally. On baking sheet, bake in 375 degrees F oven about 5 minutes, just until cheese begins to melt. Transfer to serving plates and surround with croutons or crackers. Garnish with basil sprigs. Serve immediately.

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