Appetizers/ Christmas Recipes/ Gluten Free/ Low Carb

Walnut Baked Camembert Cheese

Walnut baked Camembert cheese is a great appetiser or perhaps to share with a salad.

The crunch of the walnuts encrusted cheese goes well with the Camembert cheese which does not ooze too much once baked.  I find that Brie cheese, when baked flows out like hot lava.   Still delicious, though.

 

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I had a baked Camembert last December and loved the gooey, cheesy gorgeousness of it.  However, despite the hot, oozy cheese I felt that it lacked a little something.  So I had a play and added ground nuts with some low carb/gluten free bread crumbs to it..and…voila!  Now, this was a cooked cheese that we growled over like a pack of hungry dogs…it is truly delicious with crudities and toasted pieces of almond bread…well, I could eat it by itself in all honesty!  There are no photos of it cut as it was so gooey and I wanted to dive it..so use your imagination or try it yourself to see it in all it’s hot action!

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I used walnuts but you could use any other nuts…nuts just go so well with cheese!  I just blitzed the nuts in a food processor and voila!  This makes a wonderful starter or a great supper dish!  I used thyme purely as I enjoy it with walnuts.  Feel free to use the herb or spice of your choice.   You could do mini cheeses with this too and have it with a salad.  Hey, who I am kidding, bake it and eat it whole, I won’t judge you…..I’ve probably done it myself! 😉

Walnut Crusted Camembert

Course: Appetizer, Vegetarian
Calories: 508kcal
Author: Angela Coleby

Ingredients

  • 1 14oz (397g) Whole Camembert Cheese or Brie
  • 1/4 cup (29g) Walnuts finely chopped
  • 1 Egg beaten
  • 2-3 tablespoons Thyme dried or fresh

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 180C/350F degrees.
  • Mix the nuts and herbs in a shallow bowl
  • Dip the Camembert into the beaten egg, then into the nut mixture, ensuring that the cheese is thoroughly coated. Double dip if needed.
  • Place the cheese onto a greaseproof lined baking tray and bake for about 10-15 minutes
  • Eat, fight over it and enjoy!

Notes

Nutritional Info per quarter:  508 Calories, 44g Fat, 26g Protein, 5g Total Carbs, 2g Fibre, 3g Net Carbs

Nutrition

Calories: 508kcal
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3 Comments

  • Reply
    Nathan Broadbridge
    August 16, 2018 at 4:49 am

    What a fantastic idea and recipe. Never thought of doing this before. The walnuts complemented my home made Camembert cheese perfectly.

    • Reply
      Angela Coleby
      August 16, 2018 at 10:56 am

      I have cheese envy with your home made Camembert comment!

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