We have this weird “boil water advisory” thing going on right now in Montreal.

Baked Brie

Essentially, they want me to boil my water for 60 seconds before drinking or cooking with it, or buy bottled water for two days to avoid bacterial infection. Now that’s just gross. Nobody, and I mean nobody, wants to have an E.coli infected friend. Eww.

Baked Brie

So anyway, to be safe I’m baking stuff and drinking bottled water. Enter: oozing baked Brie in puff pastry. Sweet goodness this stuff is good. The boy and I actually ate this as a dinner for two. Needless to say we had to change into our fat pants afterward (/no pants, I’ll let you decide). And speaking of no pants, it is 86% humidity outside right now…excuse me while I lay pant-less on the cold tile of the bathroom floor.

Baked Brie

This appetizer is so easy to make when you’ve had a busy day! The photo pictured below is baked Brie, fig preserves, and a little bit of fresh basil. HELLO carby goodness!

Baked Brie

To make this, thaw your puff pastry and preheat oven to 400 F.

Unfold the pastry and roll it out on a lightly floured surface. Place the Brie in the centre of the puff pastry, and fold the edges of the puff pastry over the Brie. You’ll need to trim the excess off and discard so that there isn’t too much extra puff pastry on the Brie.

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Using a pastry brush, gently brush egg wash mixture over the entire surface of the puff pastry. This will make it nice and glassy when it’s done.

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Bake for 10 minutes, reduce the oven temperature to 350 and bake for an additional 30 to 40 minutes.

You’re supposed to let the Brie stand for 1 hour before transfering to a plate, but that was impossible for me. I let it stand for 20 minutes and the cheese was simply more runny. Serve with slices of fresh French bread and preserves.

Baked Brie

Enjoy! And have a happy weekend!!

Baked Brie in Puff Pastry

Serving Size: 3-6

A delicious appetizer of fresh Brie cheese baked in puff pastry served with fabulous fig preserves and a fresh baguette.

Ingredients

  • One sheet of frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • sprinkle of all purpose flour (for floured surface)
  • One 8-oz wheel of Brie cheese
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 3-4 tbsp sweet fruit chutney or preserves
  • sliced baguette

Instructions

  1. Thaw your puff pastry by either leaving it in the fridge overnight, or by leaving it on the counter for at least 4 hours.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 F. Unfold the pastry and roll it out on a lightly floured surface. Place the Brie in the centre of the puff pastry, and fold the edges of the puff pastry over the Brie. You'll need to trim the excess off and discard so that there isn't too much extra pastry on the Brie.
  3. In a small bowl, stir together the egg yolk and milk. Using a pastry brush, gently wash mixture over the entire surface of the puff pastry.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes, reduce the oven temperature to 350 F and bake for an additional 30 to 40 minutes. Let stand for 1 hour and then transfer to a plate of serving board.
  5. Cut a small wedge and then partially remove it, then set out Brie with a knife surrounded by slices of fresh French bread and preserves.

Notes

Recipe adapted from the Joy of Cooking Cookbook.

http://warmvanillasugar.com/2013/05/23/baked-brie-in-puff-pastry/

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32 Responses to Baked Brie in Puff Pastry

  1. Ashley says:

    Oh gosh I could use a big hunk of this right about now! So easy yet so good. I really need to get my hands on some fig preserves – that sounds amazing with it!

  2. Julia says:

    This looks amazing! I love brie and add that into a puff pastry..and it’s over! I love the pictures of the brie oozing out. Yum!

  3. This is so getting pinned! I love brie!!! It’s probably one of my favorite cheeses! This recipe sounds fantastic! I look forward to trying it out!

  4. Jaclyn says:

    This looks perfect! That crust is perfectly golden and gorgeous! I wish I had some for breakfast right now!

  5. Puff pastry is one of my fave things on the planet. This looks so delish!

  6. Kelly Senyei | Just a Taste says:

    Is there anything on this planet better than baked brie in puff pastry?! This looks divine!

  7. Dayna says:

    This just looks so beautiful and of course… delicious! 🙂

  8. I have forever wanted to try and do my own baked brie at home. This looks wonderful!

  9. I’ve never had brie before. Don’t ask why, but I want it in my life now!!

  10. Seriously brie is my weakness. It’s dangerous how much I can eat.

  11. JulieD says:

    This is my all-time favorite party appetizer and yours looks amazingggg!

  12. Puff pastry + Brie = comfort food at its finest! I love that you ate it before it had had time to sit and cool long enough, so that the cheese remains goey and runny. I would’ve done the same!

  13. OMG, this is one of my favorite appetizers, EVER. It is just so wonderfully versatile! I think my favorite filling has been homemade raspberry jam within the brie layer, but I need to give fig preserves a try next time! Sorry about the humidity 🙁 That sounds really horribly intense. Whenever the weather gets too hot, I just eat popsicles. It’s like ACing your body from the inside!

  14. Such an easy, elegant classic appetizer! This looks so delicious, Katrina!

  15. Joanne says:

    You totally made the best out of this water advisory situation! Baked brie is the perfect way to comfort yourself after having to buy days worth of bottled water!

  16. I’ve been thinking about this recipe for a few days. Must be fate that brought me here. Looks lovely! Can’t wait to try it. – the perfect solution to any issue at hand, obviously-

  17. mimi says:

    Is there nothing better than baked brie? (that’s rhetorical.) Beautiful recipe.

  18. I could go to TOWN on this. I love brie and love it when it’s baked into bread. Normally I see things like this around the holidays/Xmas – nice to see it now 🙂

  19. Cookin Canuck says:

    You can never go wrong with baked Brie – one of my all-time favorite appetizers. That oozing cheese looks so good…even at 6:30am.

  20. Amanda says:

    YUM my favorite thing in the world. I love making slices in the bree and putting pieces of apple, slathers of jam or drizzles of honey between them before I wrap/bake! Great photos.

  21. That looks so good with all of that ooey gooey melted cheese!

  22. Oh god I may have just drooled on my keyboard. This is one of my favorite things to eat, although I’ve never attempted it at home…I blame the added calories on you 😉

  23. Sasha says:

    OMG this looks soooo good! As if brie isn’t good enough on its own, but they had to go and bake it in a freakin’ pastry crust. Ahh… I love it. Good job 😉

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