Saturday, December 24, 2016

Brie en Croute (Baked Brie in Puff Pastry)

It's Christmas Eve, when our family celebrates in true German tradition.  Last year, I made this appetizer, and it was gone in a flash.  Puff pastry is a product that can make some of the prettiest, and simplest, appetizers! Baked Brie is a tasty, and easy appetizer to make for your next holiday party.

All you need to do is buy a 13-16 ounce Brie round. The night before, thaw a sheet of puff pastry.
Preheat the oven to 400F.

Roll the puff pastry into a 14-inch square on a lightly floured surface.  I didn't photograph where I put a "schmear" of raspberry jam (apricot works well, too).  You can add about an ounce of sliced, toasted, almonds if you desire.  Then place the Brie on the center and fold the pastry up and over the cheese.  Flip it over onto a parchment covered baking sheet. Cut off any excess puff pastry. I used the extra puff pastry to cut out some leaf shapes with some small cutters that I have.

Beat one egg with water, and brush it all all over your Brie en Croute.

 There! Now pop it into the oven for about 20 minutes, or until the pastry is golden brown. 

Whoa! A lava flow of melted Brie and raspberry jam is starting to flow out from the sides!

As our guests starting digging in with a cracker and knife, the warm melted Brie kept oozing out.  This is perfect with a glass of cold Prosecco-- in my opinion.

If you've never made this easy appetizer, give it a try. This will be part of our New Year's Eve quiet evening at home, with family and a few friends.

Happy New Year!


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Big Dude said...

Looks awesome Debbie - Merry Christmas.

obat aborsi said...

so delicious, happy new year to you and all

Roz Corieri Paige said...

The first time that I enjoyed baked brie was from a German friend in the midwest. I have been wanting a good recipe to prepare it every since! This must be the one Debby! I love the raspberry jam inside too, and at Christmas I'll use some cranberries as well. Thank you so much and Happiest of New Years!

Ciao Chow Linda said...

It may be after Christmas, but there's a wheel of unopened brie in my freezer and just waiting for this recipe.It looks delicious.

Karen (Back Road Journal) said...

Always popular at a gathering with friends. Your brie is beautifully decorated.

Kate said...

What is it about anything wrapped in a crust? This, though, is the best of!! It is beautiful and such a nice brown.....lots of goodness here!!