In the summer, fresh lemons overflow from my fridge. I squeeze wedges into water, onto salads and into all kinds of cocktails.
But in cooler months, I don’t use lemons as frequently and so I don’t always have them on hand.
To make sure that I always have lemon juice, even if I don’t have lemons, I’ve started keeping some bottled juice in the fridge. I particularly like the little lemon-shaped squeeze bottles. They don’t take up much space and are easy to spot when I need them.
Also, the lemon-shaped bottle is what my Baba used to use. Whenever I take the bottle out of the fridge, I get to spend a second remembering her and her kitchen, which always brightens my day.
The first time that I tested today’s oozey brie recipe, I happened to have a fresh lemon on hand and so I used it. For my second test, I didn’t have a fresh lemon and so I used lemon juice from my yellow squeeze bottle. I was delighted to discover that I couldn’t tell the difference. The bottled lemon juice offered just as much sour tang and brightness to the brie as the fresh lemon juice had.
This recipe uses cranberry sauce. I love to make it when I happen to have leftover cranberry sauce in the fridge. This always happens after Thanksgiving, making this brie a perfect recipe for the Holiday season. If you have leftover cranberry sauce, try out this recipe or have a look at my ideas for what to do with leftover cranberry sauce. There are tips and recipes too.
(Don’t forget to scroll down further and get the links to the other 19 brie recipes. I want to dive in to them all and I know you will too).
This is a super-simple but super delicious baked brie recipe. If you don't have a 7oz. wheel of brie, you can use a wedge. Put the wedge in a small casserole dish that is only a bit bigger than your brie. Serve straight from the oven in the casserole dish.
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