Brie en Croute

This melty cheese treat is a yummy appetizer at any party! Puff pastry can be found in your frozen foods section, but it's not usually with the sweet rolls like you might think. it comes in boxes of two, but this recipe only uses one. Check out the blog tomorrow for a yummy recipe to use the other one on!

1 sheet Puff Pastry
1 round Brie cheese (8 oz)
1/4 c Peach Preserves
1/8 t ground Ginger
2 T dried Cranberries
2 T Pecans, chopped
2 T Brown Sugar
1 large Egg, beaten
1 T Heavy Cream

  1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Defrost puff pastry according to package directions & unroll.
  3. Finely chop the cranberries & pecans then mix with brown sugar.
  4. Cut top & bottom rind off cheese.
  5. Press one side of cheese into the cranberry mixture.
  6. Sprinkle the rest of the cranberry mixture onto the puff pastry.
  7. Place the cheese, cranberry side down, onto the center of the pastry.
  8. Top cheese with the Peach Preserves & sprinkle with ground ginger.
  9. Gather up the edges of the brie, pressing around the brie and gather at the top.
  10. Gently squeeze together the excess dough and tie together with a piece of kitchen twine (or do like I do & just stick it together as best as you can).
  11. Mix the egg & cream together & brush over the top and sides of the pastry.
  12. Bake on a cookie sheet or baking stone for 20 minutes until the pastry is golden brown & flaky.
  13. Slice & serve hot with crackers!