Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Say Brie! Smile for Pizza

Say Brie!


Wait, that’s not the title of my new book, but that’s how I feel. Especially during holiday season. So much to do.

In addition, I have a book coming out soon. 8 weeks until TO BRIE OR NOT TO BRIE comes out. I'm excited. I turned in the final draft. My editor loves it (yay, always a good thing). I'm doing the typical PR things while trying to keep calm in my normal life. Hard to do when you’re decorating the house, wrapping presents, entertaining family or friends…or none of the above if that’s your choice.

But baking. I bet you’re baking. How can you not? This is the time of the year where resolutions have flown the coop and we allow ourselves a few indulgences, right?

But before I get into the sugar rush, I like something savory.

In honor of TO BRIE OR NOT TO BRIE, I’ve been focused on lots of recipes with Brie in them.

This week, I was dying for pizza. With Brie. It's a great melting cheese and lusciously rich.

I made a gluten-free one and it was fabulous. This recipe is NOT purely a gluten-free recipe. Just the crust, which all you “regular” readers can substitute with a regular crust pizza. How easy is that?

Enjoy. Try to breathe through the season. Take care of your health. But occasionally indulge.



1 freshly made pizza crust, uncooked
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 8-ounce Brie cheese, rind removed, cheese cut into 1/2-inch cubes
2 plum tomatoes, cut into thin rounds
1 minced shallot (about 2 tablespoons)
1 tablespoon oregano
2 tablespoons coarsely grated Parmesan cheese


Preheat oven to 400°F. Prepare pizza crust, as directed on package (I used Gluten Free Pantry mix).

Spread mustard on crust. Spread Brie cubes on top. Layer with tomatoes and sprinkle with shallots. Sprinkle with oregano, then Parmesan cheese.

Bake pizza until crust is crisp and cheeses melt, about 15-20 minutes.

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