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Ingredients

Directions

  • In a heavy medium saucepan, bring wine and vinegar to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, until liquid is reduced to 1 cup (this should take about 15 minutes). Stir in whipping cream, Brie, garlic, sprig of thyme and basil. Cook and stir about 8 minutes, or until Brie melts.

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  • Set a fine mesh strainer over a large bowl. Carefully pour soup through the strainer. Season soup to taste with salt and white pepper. Serve in bowls topped with additional snipped basil and/or thyme. Serve with bread slices.

Brie Fondue:

For fondue, prepare as directed except increase the white wine vinegar to 1 cup. Whisk 1/4 cup all-purpose flour into the whipping cream before adding to vinegar mixture. Cook and stir until cheese is melted and mixture is thickened. Sprinkle with additional snipped basil and/or thyme. Serve with bread cubes and/or dippers. Makes 8 appetizer servings.

Nutrition Facts

690 calories; 57 g total fat; 207 mg cholesterol; 595 mg sodium. 23 g carbohydrates; 15 g protein;

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