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Homemade Brie Cheese Sauce

My husband and I recently dined at a steakhouse. Their special of the day was a filet mignon topped with brie cheese sauce. Considering brie cheese is my favorite cheese on the planet, I couldn't pass up the sauce! It was the highlight of the meal and I pondered how to make the sauce for days.

Last week, I purchased a round of Alouette brie cheese so I could practice making homemade brie cheese sauce. I am happy to report it came out exceptionally well! You can use any brand of brie cheese you like, but I find that Alouette Cheeses are tasty, affordable, and make perfect sauces.

BRIE CHEESE SAUCE

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Yield: 1 cup
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes

INGREDIENTS:

1/2 teaspoon Bacon Grease (can substitute with Olive Oil)
1-1/2 teaspoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/2 teaspoon Butter
1/8 cup Onion, minced
1 Tablespoon Flour
1/2 cup Half-and-Half (can substitute with Whole Milk, Soy Milk, or Almond Milk)
3 ounces Alouette Brie Cheese (rind removed)

DIRECTIONS:

1. In a small saucepan, melt bacon grease, olive oil and butter over medium heat.
2. Add onion and saute until onion becomes translucent, about 3 minutes.
3. Add flour and mix well.
4. Slowly add milk and stir constantly.
5. Add brie cheese. Reduce heat to medium-low and heat until sauce is thickened, stirring constantly.
6. Remove from heat. Transfer to gravy pitcher and serve immediately

Brie cheese sauce tastes great served over steak, steamed veggies, pasta or as a dipping sauce for raw vegetables and fruit.

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