Is there a better combination, than cheese and fruit? Well, maybe baked cheese and fruit! I was in my local shop the other day and fell upon a punnet of beautiful yellow plums. I had to think for a few days about what to turn them into, until I remembered there was a big wedge of brie in the fridge, just waiting of a sweet companion. This is so easy to make, but looks and tastes impressive. Perfect if you are having fiends over for lunch.
5-6 yellow plums
4 tbsp sugar
1/2 a lemon, juice and zest of
;And a 250g wedge of brie
Wash the plums, half them and remove the stones. Place in a small saucepan along with the lemon zest. Bring to a simmer and boil for 5-7 min, until the plums are soft. Add the sugar and stir in, then add the lemon juice. Simmer gently for 5 min. Set aside to cool.
In a preheated oven set to 200 °c / 400 °f / gas 6, bake the brie in a dish for 5-7 min, until soft.
Pour the compote over the brie and serve immediately with crusty bread and a green salad.