This is a very elegant appetizer. Make sure to 'gently' pat down the brown sugar (perhaps sprinkling would be better). The first time I made it I was not gentle and the crust was much to hard (but still delicious). Some reviewers have suggested using less sugar which sounds like a good option. You be the judge. Either way, it's sure to be a hit at your next get together.
- Preheat broiler.
- Place Brie in 10-inch quiche dish or other oven-proof dish or pie plate and sprinkle with nuts.
- Cover top and sides with sugar, patting gently with fingertips (do not be concerned if sides are not fully covered).
- Broil on lowest rack until sugar bubbles and melts, about 3 minutes (cheese should retain its shape).
- Serve immediately with crackers.