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- Beautiful layered mold of creamy brie and pesto.
- 8 oz (224 grm). cream cheese, softened
- 6 oz (168 grm). brie cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup (125 ml) heavy whipping cream, chilled
- 1-1/2 cups (350 ml) fresh basil
- 1/2 cup (125 ml) olive oil
- 1/4 cup (60 ml) vegetable oil
- 1/2 parmesan cheese
- 1 tbsp (15 ml) chopped garlic
- 1/3 cup (80 ml) chopped walnuts
- Pesto Layer:
- Blend all ingredients together in a food processor until a nice paste forms.
- set aside.
- Brie Layer:
- Blend the softened cream cheese and brie together in a medium bowl until combined.
- Set aside.
- Whip the chilled heavy cream in another bowl until peaks form.
- Fold the cream into the cheese mixture until combined.
- Take a 4-cup, deep bowl and line with plastic wrap.
- Drizzle with some olive oil and arrange some fresh, whole basil leaves on the bottom of bowl for a beautiful presentation or decoration (optional).
- 1/4 Pour of the cheese/cream mixture into the bottom of the lined bowl.
- Spoon a layer of pesto over the cheese, and continue to alternate layers until done - should end with cheese.
- Fold over the plastic wrap to cover and chill overnight.
- When ready to serve, invert and unmold on to a platter or dish.
- Serve with champagne crackers and toasted bread rounds. Very elegant and such a party pleaser. Will always impress anyone not just by the taste, but by the beautiful presentation.
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