Brie in Puff Pastry is a classic holiday appetizer idea. I also love it because it can feed a crowd. It’s a simple recipe that requires minimum effort but will surely deliver impressive results (my kind of recipe!)
It’s not as hard as it looks and for a video tutorial on my Baked Brie recipe you can watch the demo below. SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL and never miss a recipe! (it’s free!) and new videos post each Saturday!
You can top your cheese with all kinds of sweet and savory fillings. Fig jam, honey and apriciot jam are my favorites, but really get creative! Dried cranberries or cranberry jam would also be great for Christmas or Thanksgiving.
The best part is this can all be made the day before and rest in your fridge. Then all you have to do is pop in your oven and bake!
You can then top your Baked Brie with decorative shapes to suit the holiday theme. I like to use stars for Christmas but you could also use leaves or grapes for Thanksgiving.
- (3) wheels of brie (about 4″ round)
- 2 tbsp (30 ml) fig jam
- 2 tbsp (30 ml) apricot jam
- 2 tbsp (30 ml) chopped walnuts
- 1 tbsp (15 ml) honey
- 4 sheets of puff pastry
- 1 egg
- Unwrap brie and remove any stickers. Place fig jam on one and wrap in puff pastry, seam side down. Repeat the same with Apricot jam and 2nd wheel of brie. For third wheel spread honey on brie and top with chopped walnuts. Wrap in puff pastry, seam side down.
- Use 4th sheet of puff pastry to cut out decorative shapes (leaves, stars, christmas trees) with a cookie cutter. Place shapes on top of brie packages. Then brush the tops with a beaten egg.
- Bake at 400F (200C) degrees for 15-20 minutes, until the pastry is puffed and golden brown.
ALLOW TO COOL FOR 15-20 mins! Otherwise brie with run out and make a big mess! Idea is to serve these at room temperature. Place on platter garnished with grapes and toasted raisin bread.