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Autumn baked Brie wrapped in puff pastry

Brandi is natural born food lover of anything from gourmet cheeses and wine down to plain baked breads. When not in the kitchen cooking, she loves to be outdoors, especially near the ocean. She puts her focus mainly on healthy organic ea...

An elegant starter for a holiday meal

Sweet apricot preserves, tangy balsamic vinegar and earthy pecans or walnuts are piled on a wheel of Brie and wrapped in puff pastry. This is an elegant and simple appetizer for any gathering or holiday meal.

 Autumn baked brie wrapped in puff pastry

With lots of guests visiting for the holidays, you need an appetizer that is quick, delicious and pretty. This autumn baked Brie will be your go-to recipe. We created this sweet and savory baked Brie that goes well with crackers and fresh fruits. The sweetness of the apricot preservers and the tartness of the balsamic balance out the flavors while the nuts add texture to this dish. If you have the orange zest, it adds just a hint of citrus flavor without overpowering.

Autumn Baked brie wrapped in puff pastry recipe

Yields 6-8 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 sheet puff pastry, thawed
  • 1 (8 ounce) wheel Brie, (do not remove the rind)
  • 1/4 cup walnut or pecan halves, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup apricot preserves
  • 2-3 tablespoons good-quality balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest (optional)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Assortment of fruits, pretzels or crackers, for serving

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a bowl, add the nuts, preserves, balsamic and orange zest, mixing well. Unroll the puff pastry and place the Brie on one side. Carefully spoon the mixture onto the top of the Brie.
  3. Fold the pastry dough over the top and gently press the dough around the Brie to form a circle. With a knife remove the extra dough and crimp the edges with a fork to create a seal. Decorate the top of your Brie with leftover pastry dough or simply skip this step.
  4. Place the Brie on the baking sheet and bake for about 30 minutes or until the puff pastry is a nice golden brown color. Remove from the oven and allow to set several minutes. Serve warm with fresh fruits and crackers.

More Brie recipe ideas

Rustic holiday baked Brie
Brie, raspberry & chocolate grilled cheese
Pancetta, Brie & Gorganzola cheese straws

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