Summer Memories of Paris

by on ‎07-31-2013 04:30 PM

What a wonderful summer we’ve had so far, and I can’t believe it’s already August! From longer days and casual backyard get-togethers to family time and all-American holidays, summertime has been one great celebration after the next.

But the highlight for me was the amazing trip I took with my mother to Paris. Beautiful, inspirational, delicious, full of history and wonder – Paris is especially lovely as it moves from spring into summer, and we savored every single moment. There were so many sites to see, so many museums to wander through, and so many fabulous meals to enjoy Smiley Happy And with a boulangerie (that’s French for “bakery”) on almost every corner, fresh baguettes and croissants were a daily treat.

Tara in Paris

Now that we’re back home, I’m trying to extend my foodie vacation memories by enjoying simple, yummy meals like this Beef & Brie Baguette with apricot jam. So easy to make on a Temp-tations cookie sheet (K37847), it’s a reminder that French-inspired food doesn’t have to be fussy to be delicious.

Hope you enjoy the recipe! 



Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 10 slices

Beef & Brie Baguette

1 French baguette

1 cup apricot jam

1 wheel (6oz) soft brie cheese

½ lb deli roast beef, medium thick

Preheat Oven to 400°

  1. Using a serrated knife, cut your baguette in half so that it will fit your Temp-tations Lid-it.  Then, cut each half in half length-wise so you end up with four halves.

  2. Spread ¼ cup of apricot jam on each piece of bread.

  3. Trim the outer wrapping off of the brie.  Take two of your pieces of bread and roughly spread half of the brie on each one.

  4. Fold each slice of roast beef and layer on top of the brie. 

  5. Place one of the remaining slices of bread on top of each, forming two long sandwiches.

  6. Place both onto your Temp-tations Lid-it and bake for 8-10 minutes or until cheese is melted.

  7. Slice and serve immediately.

Beef and Brie baguette