Baked Brie in Puff Pastry With Apricot or Raspberry Preserves
photo by limeandspoontt
- Ready In:
- 0.5 (17 ounce) package frozen puff pastry, thawed
- 1 (8 ounce) package brie cheese, round
- 1⁄8 cup toasted almond, slices (optional)
- 1⁄4 1/4 cup raspberry preserves or 1/4 cup your favorite preserves
- Preheat oven to 425.
- Lightly grease cookie sheet.
- Roll puff pastry out slightly.
- Place cheese wheel on top (leave rind on).
- Place preserves on top of cheese.
- Place almonds on top of preserves.
- Bundle Puff Pastry up and around the cheese.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes.
- Let cool for five minutes.
- Serve with your favorite crackers.
Questions & Replies
I made this recipe as directed for New Years Eve. It was good, but not quite as great as I would have expected given the reviews. The pastry shell didn't quite crisp, so I think next time I will use the egg wash a few reviewers suggested. Also, the top of the rind tended to collapse as the cheese was consumed. I had to keep cutting away at it so that guests could eat the cheese towards the back. I think next time I would suggest cutting just the top of the rind off.
I used raspberry pastry filling and raspberry margarita jelly and a little white clover honey instead of the apricot preserves. Also, used phillo dough sprayed with buttery cooking spray and sprinkled with a little bit of sugar instead of the puff pastry for a lighter fare. It was very very yummy on crackers or baquette. I did try to warm up the leftovers in the microwave, and that was less satisfactory. Probably should be warmed in oven or toaster oven to keep the crispy crust taste. Overall, it was a big hit at girl's night! Would make it again for a special treat.
Wow!!! This was so easy, so good and looked so professional. My 18 year old son asked where I bought it! Only change I made was to spread the apricot preserserves all over the puff pastry instead of just on top of the cheese. Probably used a bit more than 1/4 cup. That way you got a taste of the preserves with almost every bite. I used a knife to write 2009 on the top before I baked it but, apparently it wasn't deep enough as it disappeared during baking. Oh well. There were only 7 of us here so we were not able to eat it all as there was so much other food but, there was not much left. Son number one (27 yrs old) wanted to take what was leftover home and son number two (18 yrs old) and wife of son #1 want me to print the recipes for them. I love to make appetizers and this one has moved to the top of my list. Should have centered my brie on the platter before I took the picture. :)