*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                          Brie with Roasted Garlic
 
 Recipe By     : BHG Oct 1991 / Wine Country Recipes
 Serving Size  : 16   Preparation Time :1:00
 Categories    : Appetizers                       Cheese
                 Low Fat                          Italian
                 Summer
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2      whole         garlic bulbs
      1/4  cup           olive oil
    2      pounds        Brie -- wheel
                         -- chill well -- (four 4-1/2 oz tiny
                         wheels)
      1/2  cup           Olives  (Greek, or ripe) -- pitted and quartered
    4      teaspoons     finely chopped fresh parsley
                         Apple -- wedges
                         baguette slices
 
 ~Place whole heads of garlic in a heavy saucepan with olive or cooking oil.
 Cook and stir over medium heat for 5 minutes. Cover and reduce heat to
 medium-low for 15 minutes or till garlic is soft. Remove heads of garlic
 from oil; drain on paper towels; cool. 
 ~ To assemble Brie, carefully slice the thin rind off one of the flat sides
 of the Brie wheel (s). Place on a baking sheet, cut side up. Divide heads of
 garlic into cloves and peel. With a small, sharp knife, slice cloves
 diagonally, being careful not to completely sever each slice. Gently press
 garlic cloves into fans. Arrange garlic fans and olives atop Brie wheel (s)*. 
 ~ Bake uncovered, in a 400F oven for 10 to 12 minutes or till Brie is warm
 and slightly softened. Sprinkle warm Brie with parsley. Carefully transfer
 to a plate and serve with apple wedges or bread. Makes 16 servings. 
 * To make ahead: At this point, you can wrap the Brie whell (s) in plastic
 wrap and chill for up to 3 days. Before serving, heat through as directed. 
  
 
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