2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 pound apples, peeled, cored and diced
1/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons red hot cinnamon candies
1/4 cup apple juice
3/4 cups heavy cream
6 ounces Brie cheese, cut into small cubes
2 teaspoons almond extract
Crushed almonds for garnish, optional
In a large skillet, over medium-high heat, add the butter and melt.
When melted, add the apples, 1/4 cup sugar, red hot cinnamon chips and apple juice. Continue cooking and stirring occasionally, until the apples have softened and the liquid has thickened, about 7-9 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a mixing bowl, beat the heavy cream until soft peaks form.
Add the remaining sugar and continue beating on high until stiff peaks form.
Slowly add the Brie cheese cubes and continue beating until cheese is fully incorporated into the cream. Remove, cover and refrigerate until needed.
Remove the apples from the heat, stir in the extract and transfer to a bowl. Cover and refrigerate until cooled.
When apple mixture is completely cooled, add to the cheese mixture and blend well. Divide into individual serving dishes and garnish with crushed almonds if desired.
Makes about 4 servings