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Baked Brie in Puff Pastry. Holiday Appetizer Series Part II

This baked brie is a snap to make and will add color and flavor to any cheese platter. I made it two different ways and both were equally good.

First thaw out your puff pastry as per box instructions. Then, using a rolling pin, roll it flat. Place your brie in the middle of the pastry and mark the edges with a fork. Remove the brie, leaving a marked circle in the middle.

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Option One: In the circle place whole pecans, dried cranberries and some apricot jam.

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Option Two: In the circle place sliced pear and chopped walnuts. Drizzle maple syrup over the top.

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Place your brie back on top of the circle and fold the pastry over the sides of the brie.

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Turn brie over so the seam is at the bottom and place on a baking sheet.

Option One: Place some pecans and cranberries on top to decorate.

Option Two: Place some walnuts on top and drizzle with more maple syrup.

Bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes or until golden brown.

Serve and enjoy!

Baked Brie

Ingredients
  • 1 pkg puff pastry
  • 2 rounds brie
  • 2 tbsp whole pecans
  • 2 tbsp dried cranberries
  • 3 tbsp apricot jam
  • 1 pear sliced
  • 2 tbsp chopped walnuts
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
Instructions
  1. Thaw out the puff pastry according to package directions

  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees

  3. Using a rolling pin, roll the puff pastry flat

  4. Place the brie in the middle of the pastry and mark edges of brie into the pastry using a fork

  5. Remove the brie, leaving the marked circle.


  6. Option One: place pecans, cranberries and apricot jam in the circle. Replace the brie.

  7. Option Two: place sliced pears, chopped walnuts and drizzle maple syrup over the circle.  Replace the cheese.

  8. Fold puff pastry over the brie

  9. Place brie, seam side down, on a baking sheet

  10. Option One: decorate top with pecans and cranberries

  11. Option Two: decorate the top with walnuts and drizzle with more maple syrup

  12. Bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes or until golden brown and serve warm