Baked Blackberry Brie

Baked Blackberry Brie

Cook: 10 - 15 minutes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Serves 6

1 wheel of double brie
1/4 cup fresh blackberries
1 tablespoon blackberry compote (recipe below)
1 tablespoon pistachio nuts, roughly chopped
Herbs for garnish (optional)

Preheat oven to 180C. Prepare the brie by shaving off the top of the white rind on one side. Position onto a tray lined with baking paper, then arrange blackberries and scatter small dollops of blackberry compote in between the berries. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until the brie is soft and gooey. Sprinkle with pistachio nuts and desired herbs. Serve immediately.

Raspberry or Blackberry Compote

Cook: 10 minutes + cooling
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Serves 8

1 cup blackberries or raspberries
1/4 cup caster sugar
1 tablespoon lemon or orange juice
1 tablespoon water or Chambord
1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste.

Place blackberries or raspberries, caster sugar, lemon, water and vanilla in a saucepan and shimmer over a low heat until sugar has dissolved and has thickened slightly, approx 5-10 minutes. Do not boil. It will continue to thicken slightly as it cools. Transfer bowl of compote to fridge and leave for 1-2 hours before serving.

Kitchen Notes:
Keeps in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days, or freeze for up to 3 months.

Recipe by Megann Evans for Fresh Aussie Berries.

It's Aussie Raspberry & Blackberry Season!

Australian raspberry and blackberry growers have enjoyed perfect growing conditions this season, thanks to warm days and cool nights in the southern regions, resulting in high quality and volumes of these super berries.

From Simple To Super

Entertaining essential: Add fresh Aussie raspberries and blackberries to grazing boards, salads and desserts for a burst of colour and flavour.

Perfect pairing: Raspberries go with rhubarb, thyme, ginger, stone fruits, lemon, vanilla, goats cheese, ricotta, kangaroo, chocolate and ice-cream.

Blackberries go with almonds, duck, venison, beef, black pepper, cinnamon, stone fruits, melon, lemon, chocolate and cream.

Everyday special: Make simple things super – sprinkle your berries on cereal, yoghurt, fruit salad and cheese platters. Or, try combinations like sweet raspberries with crunchy nuts to add a burst of sweetness.

Pick A Winner

Fresh pick: Look for firm, bright and plump berries, and avoid any that look too dark, dull or squashed.
Ripe and ready: Enjoy straight from the punnet, within 1-2 days.
Best eaten when: Keep your berries unwashed and loosely packed in the fridge, but bring them to room temperature before enjoying so they taste their berry best.

Berry Healthy

Nutritionist Nadia Felsch has shared the amazing health benefits of these little super berries.

A 150g serve of raspberries or blackberries offers a range of health benefits:
Good for your gut: They're bursting with fibre, important for a healthy gut.
Fatigue fighter: Help fight fatigue with their combination of B vitamins and high levels of vitamin C.
Immunity booster: Packed full of vitamin C and a good source of folate, they help keep your immune system fighting fit.
Glowing skin: Fresh Aussie raspberries and blackberries contain skin-loving vitamins C and E, with raspberries also containing B vitamin biotin.
Pump it up: Ideal for active muscles, raspberries are a source of potassium and blackberries and source of magnesium.
Brain power: These amazing little berries help support your state of mind with their combination of B vitamins and vitamin C.

Did You Know?

While peak Aussie raspberry and blackberry season is November - May, they are available almost all year round to enjoy
All fresh Aussie raspberries and blackberries are locally grown and lovingly picked by hand
Unlike other fruits, raspberries and blackberries don't continue to ripen after they've been picked so you can enjoy right from the punnet!