Recipe by Susan Jackson
"A light, fluffy puff pastry is filled with melted Brie cheese and hot fruit preserves. If you do not want a sweet wheel, you may substitute herbed cheese spread for the preserves. Baking times are the same for the substitution."
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1 (8 ounce) wheel
1/2 (17.5 ounce) package
frozen puff pastry, thawed
This is always a hit!! I use a can of crescent rolls - it's definitely the best way - just roll out the rolls - & follow the rest of the recipe - wrap the dough to cover the cheese & bake. its awesome. (Also, crumble some brown sugar over the egg wash befor baking.)
Very odd consistency...I liked it but most people who tried it did not like it at all.
This is SO easy to prepare, but it looks impressive and tastes divine! Everybody will love it -- and you, for bringing it. A few changes: CHEESE - I always use brie wedges because they're more readily available than the circles. They work fine. Even though I don't LOVE the rind when I eat the cheese raw, I leave it on in this recipe and it all just tastes delicious when cooked. Also, the technique of freezing the brie before you cut it in half works splendidly. PRESERVES - Don't hold back. I use about half an 18 oz. jar per recipe and, like I said, it tastes SO good. ALMONDS - Yes! Add the shaved almonds in between the sandwiched halves of brie and preserves. You'll love it! TEMPERATURE - 400* F works well for me.
Everyone raved about this! I cut my brie in half and placed the preserves on the cut side. I made one with peach preserves, and one with 1/4 cup walnuts toasted in a tablespoon of butter and a tsp. of cinnamon then mixed with 1/2 cup of brown sugar. I rolled the puff pastry out with a rolling pin to stretch the dough for the two halves.Just be sure to seal the edges of the puff pastry well.I didn't brush it with egg and it was fine. You could use any kind of preserves and it would be fantastic. It went so fast,I should have made two more!
Loved, loved, loved this simple and elegant recipe! I actually used a 13 oz round of brie, and had plenty of pastry to cover. I was a little concerned about cutting the soft cheese in half, so I put it in the freezer while my pastry sheet was thawing. Cut beautifully. I used raspberry preserves, made beautiful pastry leaves and berries for the top, and served on a cake platter with fresh raspberries around. Wonderful! This would be terrific for the holidays. Thanks so much for sharing! Addendum 12/28/08: please note, I place the brie in the freezer only 30 minutes, I do not freeze it, just give it a good chill to set it up for easy slicing! Hope this helps clarify, Wendy
This is by far the best appetizer recipe I've ever made and it turned out perfect! I made this for our wine club and people raved about it. I used a 19 oz. wheel of Bire and 6 Tbl preserves. To help keep the preserves from leaking out the sides, I scooped out a small amount of the brie from the center of one side and filled with the preserves. I also used two sheets of puff pastry using the egg white as glue between the sheets. It looked beautiful and thanks to all the egg white - no leakage.
I made this for Christmas Eve. I used philo dough because that is what I accidentally bought instead of puffed pastry. I used 7 sheets and brushed each sheet VERY LIGHTLY with melted butter. I baked in a little hotter oven (400 deg) for only 20 minutes. Also sprinkled cinnamon sugar on the top before baking. It was delicous! Everyone wanted the recipe. Thank you, Susan!
This is a very good brie recipe. Some advice, make sure you bake it on a pan that has sides, so that if the pastry brakes open, the oils from the cheese don't melt all over your oven (speaking from experience). 2 of the 3 times I have made it the pasty has broken open while baking, which makes it messy, but it is still worth making! It is a very yummy mix. I have received many complements on it. I think next time I will try using half a wheel of brie, so the pasty wraps around the whole thing and I can wrap it a little more loosely so that maybe it won't break! Good luck and Bon Appetite!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Brie Cheese Appetizer
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 176
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