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Brie and Blue Savory No Bake Cheesecake with Toasted Walnuts and Honey

A Brie and Blue savory, no bake cheesecake with toasted walnuts and honey is a perfect appetizer. Sliced into wedges and served with crackers or French bread; this is an appetizer your guests will truly enjoy!
This savory Brie and blue cheesecake make an elegant appetizer. Made with brie and blue cheese, toasted walnuts and a port wine grape glaze. This is one every cheese lover will love. #appetizers #cheese #cheesecake www.thisishowicook.com

It is well into July and I feel like I deserted my poor, dear blog. Unintended but totally necessary, as you see my friends, I was welcoming the queen with very short notice. Yes, my mother came to visit. You know the one that just turned 80, but doesn’t look it. She hasn’t visited me without her male escort (my father),  since Alex and Zoe were 5 years old. And to what did I owe this visit? It was a dear, sweet puppy that enticed her.

We had a great time with queenly massages and perfect pedicures and a required stop at our favorite Vietnamese restaurant. We even made a stop at the Savory Spice shop where the Queen bought truffle salt, za’atar and other queenly spices.  Denver’s weather was totally uncooperative but the coolness felt good to the queen, who hails from very hot Phoenix weather.  I even celebrated her short, but sweet arrival, with a girl’s happy hour where we ate this royal cheese appetizer that was quite fitting for a queen during tea time. So fitting, we skipped the tea and drank champagne sangria. No. I don’t have photos of that.

This savory Brie and blue cheesecake makes an elegant appetizer. Made with brie and blue cheese, toasted walnuts and a port wine grape glaze. This is one every cheese lover will love. #appetizers #cheese #cheesecake www.thisishowicook.com
In my spare time, I’ve been exorcising my yard of weeds and watching Manservant pull down the kid’s old tree house and turn it into a folly. My folly, and I can’t wait to entertain my royal friends in it. He assures me that it will be finished in a few weeks, which is a good thing because I have high hopes of using it this summer. Folly, in this sense, was a new definition for me and this is how it’s described:

Folly“: a costly ornamental building with no practical purpose, especially a tower or mock-Gothic ruin built in a large garden or park. I just hope this doesn’t turn into a folly! My job is to find old windows to put in. The Manservant is even putting in a sliding barn door so I can open one entire side to the outside! I did save a few boards of graffiti that my darling kids left behind. This is one that is not X-rated.

So let’s just cut some corners and get to this savory Brie, Blue and Goat cheese cheesecake! What a fun appetizer. It is rich and tasty and totally decadent. I loved serving queenly slices of it to my friends on little individual plates. Each queen was given their own knife for spreading purposes. With the addition of some dried fruit and crackers this made a delicious and elegant appetizer. There are a myriad of ways one could jazz this up, but this was simplicity at its best. Thank you Martha Stewart.  I’m not sure when I ripped this recipe out of your magazine because it has been sitting in THAT drawer for a long while. And of course that drawer is another project!
This savory Brie and blue cheesecake makes an elegant appetizer. Made with brie and blue cheese, toasted walnuts and a port wine grape glaze. This is one every cheese lover will love. #appetizers #cheese #cheesecake www.thisishowicook.com
Now is the time to make this. It is perfect for enjoying while summer sipping. Easy and pretty, this savory Brie and Blue cheesecake tastes like pretty should. And we all know how good pretty tastes, don’t we?
This savory Brie and Blue cheesecake makes an elegant appetizer. Made with brie and blue cheese, toasted walnuts and a port wine grape glaze. This is one every cheese lover will love. #appetizers #cheese #cheesecake www.thisishowicook.com

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Brie and Blue Savory No Bake Cheesecake with Toasted Walnuts and Honey

  • Author: Abbe Odenwalder
  • Prep Time: 20 Minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 9-12 Servings 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: No Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

Scale

15 oz fresh goat cheese
4 oz mild blue cheese, such as gorgonzola dolce
1 9″ wheel of Brie, chilled

1 c toasted walnut halves (I put mine in a pie pan and toast them at 350 until I smell them. I’m guessing about 10 minutes. Cool, before using.)

Topping:
1/2 c ruby port
2 T honey
Fresh thyme
2 c red seedless grapes sliced in half


Instructions

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat goat and blue cheese until light and fluffy. This may take a few minutes.

Using a sharp, serrated knife slice Brie in half horizontally, gently easing the two halves apart. Spread 3/4 c goat cheese mixture on bottom half of Brie. Sprinkle with toasted walnuts. Top with other half of Brie, cut side down, on top of walnuts.

Using a spatula, spread remaining goat cheese mixture over Brie. Chill 2 hours or even overnight.

Up to 1 hour before serving, combine port, honey and 2 sprigs of thyme in a small pot. Bring to a boil over medium high heat and cook until reduced by half- about 6 minutes. Add sliced grapes and cook 30 seconds more. Using a slotted spoon, transfer grapes to a small bowl to cool. Reduce remaining liquid until thickened, about 6 minutes more. This will become very syrupy. Remove from heat. If left to sit for too long this will become hard and difficult to drip over cheese as it will be like sticky candy.

Just before serving, arrange cake on a platter and arrange reserved grapes over top. Drizzle with port mixture. Top with thyme sprigs to achieve the pretty effect! Serve with dried fruits and an assortment of crackers.


Notes

Thanks Martha Stewart!

Prep time does not included chilling.

Keywords: savory cheesecake, no bake savory cheesecake,

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GiGi Eats Celebrities

Thursday 16th of July 2015

OMG I just cannot handle the pornography on this screen! It's too much...AWESOME! ha ha!

Abbe Odenwalder

Saturday 18th of July 2015

And you are too much, too, Gigi!

Carol at Wild Goose Mama

Wednesday 15th of July 2015

I love love the pics of your Mom and the dog. Sooo precious. You are so lucky to still have your parents.I am a HUGE cheesecake fan. Brie is my favorite cheese too. Perfect Recipe!

Abbe Odenwalder

Saturday 18th of July 2015

Well, this isn't that kind of cheesecake but it is very good! You will love this! My doggie is precious!

La Table De Nana

Wednesday 15th of July 2015

You are such a lucky girl!A mom!A smiling happy mom:)

And what a beautiful cake..I can't even tell you how much it bugs me..yes bugs me ..that I do not get your blog posts:(

Hope to make this Abbe!

Abbe Odenwalder

Saturday 18th of July 2015

Let me try unsubscribing you and then try again. Maybe it will work that way! I'll email you! I am a lucky girl, Monique and my kids still have both sets of grandparents. How lucky is that at 25? Thanks!

Biz

Wednesday 15th of July 2015

Your Mom is like my Mom - she's turning 75 and I have to book stuff weeks in advance because she's so busy!

OMG. . .almost an all CHEESE appetizer! I may have peed my pants a bit when I saw it - so good!

Abbe Odenwalder

Saturday 18th of July 2015

Too funny, Biz! This is a good one! Even to serve to a Queen!

shannon weber

Wednesday 15th of July 2015

your mom! how lovely that she got to come and hang out with you. and this cheesecake: i'd eat this all day long.

Abbe Odenwalder

Wednesday 15th of July 2015

It is easy to munch on all day long. It was fun hanging out! Short and sweet is good!