I love warm, baked brie. It can be prepared in so many different ways, wrapped in pastry and/or layered with a variety of toppings. No matter how you serve it, the creamy, warm cheese is always satisfying.
Recently, I tried some thing new. The idea of pairing brie with prosciutto seemed quite appetizing so I made some bite-sized snacks. Since baked prosciutto can turn out quite salty, I added some orange marmalade to give it a sweet and zesty touch. With the creamy brie inside, these little nests turned out very tasty and delectable! They are so easy to make and these bite-sized treats don’t create the mess like a whole round of baked brie tends to do when cut into.
All you need is:
- thinly sliced prosciutto
- brie, cut into 1″ cubes
- orange marmalade
- mini muffin pan
Press a slice of prosciutto into a mini muffin pan cup and carefully form a pocket. (Note: if your prosciutto slices are quite wide, half a slice might be sufficient.)
Place a cube of brie into the pocket and top it with a teaspoon of orange marmalade (red pepper jelly, or any kind of sweet topping such as jam will work well too).
Close the nests by folding the prosciutto over the brie and marmalade.
Place the pan in the preheated oven and bake for approximately 10-12 minutes. The prosciutto should be firm enough for the little nests to keep their shape.
Let them rest for 1-2 minutes before removing them from the pan and they are ready to be served.
I suggest pouring yourself a glass of bold, red wine to go along with these and enjoy!
Note: for convenience, you can prepare these ahead of time and bake them just before serving. Just make sure to tightly cover the nests with plastic wrap before storing them in the fridge.