Roasted camembert with apricots, honey and rosemary
Do you know the wonderful combination of cheese and jam? Well, that effect, but with the added bonus of honey and the touch and juiciness of the roasted fruit, is what you get with this wonderful summer recipe. This camembert melted in a cheese bowl and accompanied by apricots and rosemary is going to be the star of summer appetizers or as a starter for a dinner for two.
Cheese recipes are perfect for looking good without complications, because they are made practically by themselves. In this case, the mixture of the cheese and the heat of the roast is ideal to enhance the flavor and aroma of the apricot, a seasonal fruit with an exquisite flavor and a delicate aroma, which combines wonderfully with soft-paste cow cheeses.
You will see how, as soon as you take the cheese bowl to the table and uncover it, the sum of the aromas of apricot, cheese, honey and rosemary will result in a fragrance that you will love. Finally, a recommendation: have good bread on hand to enjoy this delicious dish.
And now, for the recipe!
- 1 Camembert cheese (you can use brie or another creamy one, like coulommiers)
- 3 or 4 apricots
- 2 tbsp of honey
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tbsp sunflower seeds
- 1 or 2 sprigs of fresh rosemary
- Salt and pepper
- Toasted bread slices or crackers to serve
- Preheat the oven to 180 °C.
- Place the camembert cheese in the Cheese Baker and make a few cuts in the shape of crosses in the upper crust. Once the cuts are made, with the tip of the knife, slightly lift the squares of crust.
- Wash, dry and chop the apricots; arrange them around the cheese and place some on top.
- Sprinkle with sunflower seeds.
- Next, pour the honey on top and drizzle with olive oil.
- Place the rosemary sprigs on top of the apricots. Also place one on the cheese to decorate.
- Finally, add the salt and pepper and close the 'Cheese Baker'.
- Bake for about 15-20 minutes.
- Serve with toasted bread, toasted seed bread, or crackers.
Ceramic Cheese Baker Emile Henry
- As indicated, you can prepare this recipe with any cheese with characteristics similar to those of Camembert.
- Similarly, you can substitute peaches or nectarines for apricots.
- Choose the honey that you like the most, but try not to have a very marked flavor. A soft honey such as milflores, rosemary or lemon honey give it just the right amount of flavor and aroma without taking on an excessive role in the final result.