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Baked Camembert with Balsamic Strawberries and Pistachios

Balsamic-infused strawberries and vibrant pistachios elevate this gloriously rich and oozy camembert into a winning table centerpiece.

Baked Camembert with Balsamic Strawberries and Pistachios
Serves 6
To keep the camembert from oozing everywhere, bake and present the wheel in the wooden case it comes in. Serve with crusty baguette or oat biscuits for a decadent pairing that will have your guests “oohing and ahhing.”
  1. 1 cup strawberries, halved (or quartered if strawberries are larger)
  2. 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  3. 1 tablespoon honey
  4. ½ teaspoon sugar
  5. A pinch of kosher salt
  6. A pinch of freshly cracked black pepper, plus more to garnish
  7. 1 8.8-ounce Le Pommier Camembert wheel
  8. 3 tablespoons finely chopped toasted pistachios, to garnish
  1. Toss strawberries with vinegar, honey, sugar, salt, and pepper. Set aside at room temperature for at least 30 minutes and up to 3 hours.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F. Unwrap cheese from its packaging and nestle it back into its case. Slash the top a few times before placing it on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until cheese is liquid in the center. .
  3. Transfer baked camembert onto serving platter. Top with strawberries, chopped pistachios, and a crack or two of black pepper and eat immediately.
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Special thanks to Peterson Cheese for sponsoring this recipe.

Polina Chesnakova

Polina Chesnkova is a Seattle-based food writer, cooking class instructor, and the author of Hot Cheese: Over 50 Gooey, Oozy, Melty Recipes.

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