This super easy and delicious appetizer is perfect for holiday and othergatherings when your oven is already in use for other items. Tip: For a nice presentation, use a ramekin or other heat-proof bowl justlarge enough to fit the Brie round (approximately 4½ - 5-inch diameter and atleast 1-inch deep). If you don’t have a container this size, you can wrap theround of Brie tightly with aluminum foil, as well.
1 round of Brie8 oz.
2large baking applescored and chopped
1/2medium orangepeeled and chopped, with juice
2tspsfresh gingerfinely minced
Fresh thyme or rosemary sprigsfor garnish
Gluten-free crackers or crostiniand/or sliced apples tossed in some lemon juice to prevent browning
Carefully cut the top off the round of Brie and place inside a round heat-proof bowl just large enough to hold it (see dimensions above). Place the rind back on top of the Brie and cover tightly with aluminum foil. Set aside.
Add the chopped apples, orange, onion, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, rosemary, honey, salt, and apple cider to the Instant Pot and stir to combine.
Place the prepared round of Brie on to the silicone trivet and carefully lower into the unit with the trivet arms up for easy removal.
Lock the lid into place and flip the pressure valve to “Sealing.” Set the “Manual” setting to “High” for 5 minutes.
When the cook time is complete, allow pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes, then do a quick release for any remaining pressure. Once the pin drops and no additional steam comes out, carefully remove the lid before lifting out the trivet and Brie and set aside.
Select the Sauté function on the highest setting. Bring the fruit mixture to a low boil while stirring frequently. Heat until the mixture thickens, approximately 2-3 minutes. Turn the unit off.
Remove the foil and the top piece of rind from the warm Brie. To serve, transfer to a platter and spoon some of the fruit mixture on top. Sprinkle with the chopped pecans and garnish with small sprigs of fresh rosemary and/or thyme, if desired. Serve immediately with gluten-free crackers or crostini, and/or fresh apple slices. Enjoy!