This sweet, cardamom flavored braid is sprinkled with pearl sugar just before baking. My family is Swedish, and ever year we make this recipe just in time for Christmas. We always enjoy it especially on Christmas morning.
Brie cheese smothered with fresh figs cooked with brown sugar, vanilla, and almonds, then baked until almost melted. Serve warm with water crackers as a wonderful holiday appetizer or special treat during fig season. Canned figs in syrup may be substituted for fresh by reducing the brown sugar to 1/4 cup and replacing the water with syrup.