Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Brie en Croute

I'm sitting here looking at some of the photos from this year's Christmas Party, and I passed a few shots of one of my favorite recipe's. I must share it with you! It's so easy, quick and so savory. Brie en Croute. For all of you who may not know what that is. It's brie cheese baked inside a pastry puff. Oh so yummy! Who doesn't love cheese? Also, it's SO easy.
You must be wondering what you will need for this decadent little hors d'oeuvre. As a side dish for this little treat I made a cranberry chutney and placed out some sliced bread. It was a perfect pairing. I also used crackers.


  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, pre-packaged 
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 (8-ounce) wheel Brie
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  •  Crackers, for serving


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Defrost puff pastry for approximately 15 to 20 minutes and unfold.
In a saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Saute the walnuts in the butter until golden brown, approximately 5 minutes. Add the cinnamon and stir until walnuts are coated well. Place the walnut mixture on top of the Brie and sprinkle the brown sugar over the mixture. Lay the puff pastry out on a flat surface. Place the brie in the center of the pastry. Gather up the edges of the brie, pressing around the brie and gather at the top. Gently squeeze together the excess dough. Brush the beaten egg over top and side of Brie. Place Brie on a cookie sheet and bake for 20 minutes until pastry is golden brown.
Serve with crackers.
To give a special look, cut extra pastry into heart or flower shapes and bake until golden.
Also, I got this little recipe from the always lovely Paula Deen.
So, it was pretty tasty!


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