I am a big fan of brie.  So when I went to the store and they had wheels of brie on sale, I knew I was going to have to pick some up.  Warmed brie is excellent, so I decided to wrap it up in some puff pastry.  This is a great appetizer and it takes no time at all to prepare, as long as you don’t count waiting for the puff pastry to thaw.

Puff Pastry Wrapped Brie
Puff Pastry Wrapped Brie

Serve alone or with a side of crackers, toasted bread or apples.

Puff Pastry Wrapped Brie

  • 1 sheet of Puff Pastry
  • 1 8-10 oz brie round
  • 1 egg

Thaw the puff pastry.  Let it sit at room temperature for 20-30 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Unfold the pastry on a floured surface.  Roll out the pastry with a rolling pin to remove the creases. Using a pizza cutter cut out a 1/4-1/2 inch ribbon of dough from one edge.  We will use this to make a decoration. Place the brie in the center of the sheet.

You don't have to cut the ribbon, but I found that it makes a better bow this way.
You don't have to cut the ribbon, but I found that it makes a better bow this way.

Fold the pastry over the round of brie to form a tight package.  Trim off any extra pastry.  Make sure to make a good seal with the pastry.  Flip the brie over and place it on a cookie sheet, fold side down.

Tightly wrapped brie
Tightly wrapped brie

Using the ribbon that we cut out earlier form a bow and place it on the top of the pastry.

You don't have to make a ribbon, but it looks pretty.  Presentation counts.
You don't have to make a ribbon, but it looks pretty. Presentation counts.

Beat an egg and then brush the pastry with the egg mixture.

I may have gone a little overboard with the egg wash, oops.
I may have gone a little overboard with the egg wash, oops.

Place the pastry wrapped brie in the 400 degree oven for 25-30 minutes, or until it is golden brown.

Golden brown and ready for the party
Golden brown and ready for the Jersey Shore

Remove and let stand for 15-20 minutes before cutting into it.

Cut and enjoy
Cut and enjoy

Cut it open and serve with a side of crackers, toasted bread or apples.

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3 Comments

  1. I would eat that whole thing and gain 8lbs and it would be worth it. Steph Z made something similar but she added apricot (I think, maybe peach) preserves and it was amazing.

  2. Also good with some pecans and brown sugar sprinkled on the brie before wrapping, or raspberry preserves, or cranberries….yum!

  3. I'd take the plate and hide it from the rest of the party guests just so I could have it all! That looks amazingly good.

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