Brie en Croute

Happy (day after) Thanksgiving – hope everyone had a great day of eating and giving thanks, I sure did!

We made a little brie en croute to nosh on before our Thanksgiving meal, so I thought I would share the recipe. This is one of the easiest appetizers to make for a holiday party that make your guests go wild because it’s that delicious!
Brie en Croute

1 sheet of puff pastry (we love the puff pastry from Trader Joe’s)
1/2 C fruit preserves (this time we used fig preserves, but use whatever flavor you like – apricot, raspberry, etc…)
1 (13.2 oz) wheel of brie

Thaw pastry sheet at room temperature 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix egg and water to create egg wash.

Unfold pastry sheet on lightly floured surface. Roll into 14 inch square. Cut off corners to make a circle. Spread preserves to within 1 inch of pastry edge, lay brie on top. Brush edge of circle with egg mixture. Fold two opposite sides over cheese. Trim remaining two sides to 2 inch from edge of cheese. Fold these two sides onto the round. Press edges to seal. Place seam-side down on baking sheet. Decorate top with pastry scraps if desired. I used my mini fall cookie cutters and extra puff pastry to decorate the top and make it more “Thanksgiving-ish.” Brush with egg mixture and bake 20 minutes or until golden. Let stand 1 hour. Serve with crackers.


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