5 Ingredients or Fewer

Brie En Croute

June  8, 2015
5 Ratings
Photo by Anna Francese Gass
  • Prep time 10 minutes
  • Cook time 15 minutes
  • Serves 6 to 8
Author Notes

I love brie and when you wrap it in puff pastry and stuff it with sweet filling, it can't really get any better. I make this appetizer for every get together and there is never, ever any left over. —Anna Francese Gass

What You'll Need
  • 1 Medium Brie, entire wheel
  • 1 Sheet Puff Pastry, I love Dufour
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup dried craisins
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten with 1 tablespoon water
  1. Cut Brie in half lengthwise. Sprinkle all other ingredients inside starting with brown sugar. Place top of brie on top and press down.
  2. Roll out puff pastry sheet and place brie in middle. Wrap the brie up with the puff pastry and turn over.
  3. Place brie in freezer for at least an hour so puff pastry refreezes.
  4. Heat oven to 425. Place parchment paper on a sheet tray with brie on top and brush top and side with egg wash.
  5. Heat in oven for at least 15 minutes. Brie is done when the puff pastry is evenly brown on all sides and puffed.
  6. To serve, place on a large platter with crackers, small cheese knives and cut bread. Cut a small wedge out so the melty goodness starts to pour out. Eat the sliver you cut before guests arrive, it will be the only piece you get!

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3 Reviews

Lois B. February 6, 2022
Only because the baking time was so off. 15 minutes is nowhere enough time for a frozen brie to brown and puff.
Lois B. February 6, 2022
I know is reads "at least 15" but mine took about 30. I lost track after the numerous 5 more minutes given
Ella4 December 19, 2021
How do you keep the melting cheese from running out of the pastry onto the cookie sheet?