Baked Brie

I'm not kidding, I had a MOMENT with some baked brie last week.  It was just decadent!   

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(weird lighting alert; that's why daytime photos are best...) 

I LOVE cheese, including brie, but had never had it baked until a couple years ago when my mother-in-law made it as part of a snacky dinner.  If you've never had it, it's amaaaazing!   It's cheesy, doughy, sweet, melty, buttery.  I licked all my fingers. 

The package had the "recipe" on it, and I already had all the ingredients so it was super easy.  And, I don't normally like the white casing, but when it's baked, it loses a lot of the bitter flavor, so I eat the whole thing!  This would make a good app or dessert or even a yummy/pretty/easy/unique party snack...

Ingredients: 

  • Brie wheel
  • 1 sheet puff pastry dough (thawed) 
  • Egg wash (1 whisked egg + 2 TBS water) 
  • Strawberry jam (optional + could be any fruit preserves) 

Directions: 

  • Preheat oven to 425.
  • Roll out sheet of puff pastry dough.  Cover in a light layer of jam.
  • Set full brie wheel in center of dough. 
  • Fold up the dough + pinch at the top to seal.  
  • Brush all over dough with egg wash. 
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until just golden brown (ours may have gone longer). 
  • Let cool for 5 minutes.   
  • Serve with crackers and enjoy! 

Our neighbor let us pick some ripe figs from his tree, so I quartered those and placed them (just raw) on top of the baked brie.  They added another sweet, fresh flavor paired with the cheese.  

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MmmmMmmmmMMMM!!  Whoever's coming over next better expect this as an app or dessert!  

 

Posted on August 26, 2013 and filed under yummy, party.