With all the holiday parties and potlucks coming up over the next couple of months, you're going to need an impressive yet easy appetizer. This bacon baked brie bread bowl is just the ticket. Bring it with you and you're guaranteed to be invited back next year.
Baked brie is already a beloved appetizer, but serve it in a garlic-butter bread bowl stuffed with bacon, candied walnuts, and mozzarella and you've really got a crowd-pleaser on your hands.
The key to success here lies in using good-quality ingredients, since there are so few in the recipe. It also comes down to technique: By slicing slits around the bread (not all the way through), you are essentially creating easy tear-off portions of cheesy, bacon-studded bread. When the baked brie comes hot out of the oven, everyone can grab a slice and relish in the beauty of a perfect cheese pull.
After making baked brie this way, you'll never go back to the plain ol' format again.
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