There is absolutely no better Valentine’s dinner in the world than this Baked Camembert with Walnuts and Pear Raspberry Sauce. Some might now think: “cook?! on Valentine’s Day? Shouldn’t I invite/be invited to a restaurant?” Would you really rather go to a crowded restaurant where, after a heavy meal, you’ll most likely have to wait forever for the bill to come, to be able to move forward with you “plans” for the evening?
Believe me when I say, there is absolutely no better Valentine’s dinner in the world than this Baked Camembert with Walnuts and Pear Raspberry Sauce. It is delicious, easy to prepare and very importantly requires minimal preparation time. That day time shouldn’t be spent preparing a 5 course dinner with 10,000 dishes for the loved one to scrub at the end but rather, eating and enjoying a meal together and …. well, whatever else everybody might have in mind for the day of the lovers ;) Camembert supposedly counts to the aphrodisiacs that get both men and women in the mood. Why not give it a try *grin*
I mean look at this:
At least it’ll get you in the mood for eating! That I can assure you. The Camembert is so flavorful it doesn’t require any seasoning at all. It is delicious simply like that but to give the senses a little more to cherish, bake it and mix the hot ooey gooey cheese with crunchy walnut crumbs and cold pear raspberry sauce and enjoy an orgasmic explosion of tastes and textures in your mouth.
For dessert you may want to consider my Valentine’s Apple Rose Tart. Make it a day ahead and you are good to go.
With all my love for the day of the lovers:
Baked Camembert with Walnuts and Pear Raspberry Sauce
- 1 350 g Camembert cheese
- 1/2 cup walnuts
- 1 pear (ripe)
- 5-8 raspberries
- butter (salted)
- Preheat oven to 350 F (180°C).
- Take Camembert out of wooden box, remove all paper and plastic around it and place back into wooden box.
- With a sharp knife carefully scrape off the top white layer only in the middle. Leave the sides so the eventually melted cheese doesn't go over the edges.
- Coarsely chop walnuts and put in a small bowl.
- Wash fruit and blend in blender or food processor until smooth and then put in a small bowl.
- Place the wooden box with Camembert on a baking sheet and bake for approximately 15 minutes. Keep an eye on it at the end. As soon as the box breaks, take it out of the oven, otherwise the cheese will run onto the baking sheet as opposed to stay in its beautiful round presentation.
- While the cheese is baking, cut up some of your favorite bread.
- Heat a Tbsp of salted butter in a pan over medium heat and once hot toss bread squares in it and move around until toasted golden.
- Put bread on a wooden skewer to dip into gooey Camembert, walnut crumbs and pear raspberry sauce.
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