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Brie en Croûte

Brie en croûte is an easy and delicious cheese and puff pastry appetizer.  It's gorgeous as a cheese board centerpiece, and is a perfect game day appetizer!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: French
Diet: Vegetarian
Servings: 16
Calories: 126kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 sheet puff pastry
  • 1 8oz wheel Brie
  • 1 TB orange marmalade (or other fruit jam)
  • cup dried cranberries, currants, raisins, or chopped dates (or a mix)
  • 2 TB chopped pecans or walnuts (or both)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • To serve: grapes, apple slices, crackers, sliced baguette

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.  Roll out puff pastry onto the paper.  Cut off about ⅓ of the puff pastry (reserve).
    Note: This recipe was written for refrigerated puff pastry. If using frozen puff pastry, thaw before using, rolled out to ¼" thickness, and work on a floured surface instead of parchment paper.
  • Place the wheel of Brie in the middle of the larger piece of puff. 
    Set Brie on Puff Pastry
  • Spread orange marmalade on top of the Brie.
    Top with Orange Marmalade
  • Add dried fruit and nuts.
    Add Dried Fruit + Nuts
  • Fold the puff around the Brie until it is entirely wrapped, smoothing any seams with your finger.  
    Brush with an Egg Wash
  • Brush the puff with the beaten egg.
  • Optionally, cut use a cookie cutter to cut decorative shapes out of the reserved, unused piece of puff.  Add the shapes to top of the wrapped Brie, and brush with more beaten egg.
    Tip: If you don't have a cookie cutter, you can use the lid from a spice jar to cut circles.
    Add Decorative Shapes, + Brush Again
  • Bake the Brie for 20-25 minutes or until golden.  Serve immediately along with fresh fruit, crackers, or sliced baguette.
    Bake Until Golden

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Notes

Makes 16 small servings or 8 generous servings.
Make Ahead: The Brie can be wrapped in puff up to one day ahead, and then wrapped and refrigerated.  Add the egg wash and any decorations right before baking.
Nutrition information includes ¾ sheet puff pastry and ¼ egg, since part of these ingredients are discarded.

Nutrition

Calories: 126kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 119mg | Potassium: 33mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 90IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 0.4mg