Brie & Bacon Bites
Melted Président® Triple Crème Brie and brown sugar-glazed bacon is a spectacular combination. A generous spread of Président® Unsalted Butter takes these gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches to the next level. Almost like what mom used to make.
Prep Time15 min
Cook Time35 min
- 2 tbsp Brown Sugar packed
- 2 tbsp Good Quality Maple Syrup
- 3 tbsp Pecans finely chopped
- 1/4 tsp Black Pepper
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- 1 Pinch Cayenne Pepper
- 4 Slices Thick-Cut Bacon
- 1 Small Baguette (or 1/2 a large baguette) sliced into 1/4 inch pieces
- 3 1/2 tbsp Président Unsalted Butter softened
- 1 Wedge Président Triple Crème Brie
- Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil. Spray a wire rack with non-stick cooking spray and place it on the prepared baking sheet.
- In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, maple syrup, chopped pecans, black pepper, salt and cayenne pepper.
- Place bacon on wire rack, making sure the slices aren’t touching. Evenly spread the brown sugar mixture on top of each piece of bacon. Bake for 25-30 minutes until the bacon is crisp and the topping is nicely browned, without burning.
- Remove from the oven and let cool to room temperature. When cool, chop the candied bacon into very small pieces.
- Cut the Président Triple Crème Brie lengthwise into 1/8-inch slices. Then cut those slices in half (or thirds, depending on the size of your baguette).
- Spread Président Unsalted Butter on one side of each baguette slice.
- Place 1 slice of Président Triple Crème Brie on the unbuttered side of a baguette. Top with a sprinkling of candied bacon and a second slice of Brie. Cover with a second buttered baguette slice.
- Heat a skillet over medium heat. When hot, place the grilled cheese bites in the pan. Cook for about 1 minute on each side, or until the sandwiches are golden brown and the cheese has melted.
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