tequila-cranberry chutney on brie

Tequila-Cranberry Chutney on Brie

2 teaspoons vegetable oil
1 cup diced red onion
2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
3/4 cup diced red Delicious apples
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup hot pepper jelly
2 tablespoons tequila
1 tablespoon orange-flavored liqueur
1 tablespoon grated orange peel

1 tablespoon butter or margarine
1 cup chopped pecans, toasted
1 small wheel or small wedges brie cheese
French bread, sliced and toasted, or melba rounds

To make chutney: Heat oil in large saucepan over medium heat; add onion and cook 7 minutes. Stir in onion, cranberries, apples, sugar, pepper jelly, tequila, orange liqueur and orange peel; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, 20 to 25 minutes or until thick. Cool.

To prepare brie: Heat butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add pecans and dash of salt; cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute. Place brie on a microwave-safe platter and microwave on high for 45 seconds, or just until warm. Top with chutney, then pecans.

Serve with toast or melba rounds.

Makes 30 servings.