Baked Brie with Caramelised Onions


        Ingredients (serves 8 to 10)

2 Tablespoons butter

4 large onions

1 Tablespoon fresh thyme finely chopped

4 garlic cloves chopped

1/2 cup dry white wine

1 teaspoon sugar

1 8-inch-diameter 32- to 36-ounce French Brie, packed in wooden box (save the box to serve)

French bread sliced

In a large frying pan melt the butter and add the onions sauté until just tender, about 6 minutes.
Reduce heat to medium add minced thyme,and cook until onions are golden, stirring often, about 25 minutes.
Add the chopped garlic and sauté for a further 2 minutes.
Add half of the wine ( 1/4 cup ) and stir until almost all the liquid has evaporated.
Sprinkle sugar over onions and sauté until soft and brown, about 10 minutes.
Add remaining 1/4 cup wine; stir just until liquid evaporates, about 2 minutes.
Season to taste with salt and pepper.
You can prepare the onions the day before and refrigerate
Preheat oven to 350°F. Unwrap Brie, reserving bottom of wooden box.
Cut away only top rind of cheese, leaving rind on sides and bottom intact.
Return Brie to box, rind side down. Place box on baking sheet.
Spread the onion mixture evenly over the  Brie and bake until cheese just melts, about 30 minutes.
Serve the Brie in it’s box on a plate with the sliced French  bread.

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