|forgive my poor photography skills, it was dark outside and I was running late... this picture does not do justice|
Last weekend I was asked to bring an appetizer to a dinner party. Appetizers are definitely not my forte, so I looked through some of favorite cookbooks to see if anything caught my eye. I came across a recipe for Baked Brie that I thought sounded delicious, so I gave it a go. This recipe is definitely a keeper. It is quick and easy, delicious to boot, and looks beautiful. It was such a hit last weekend that I took it to a baby shower this week, where it also received great reviews. Yummy!!
- 19.6 oz. wheel of Brie cheese (this is the size that they sell at Costco- I know there are 8 oz. wheels at the grocery store, that I'm sure work just great you just might have to trim down the pastry slightly)
- 1 Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry Sheet (thawed for 40 minutes at room temperature)
- 1 egg, separated
- brown sugar
Sprinkle on brown sugar and replace top of the Brie. Place Brie on the pastry sheet. Beat the egg white with a fork and brush onto cheese and pastry.
Wrap the pastry up around the sides and the top of the Brie. Pinch the edges to enclose the cheese completely (pinch really hard or it will come apart- learned from experience). Beat the egg yolk with a fork and brush over the top and sides of the pastry. Bake on a baking sheet at 425 degrees for 30 minutes, or until golden brown.Let stand for 10 minutes before serving. I LOVE cheese with fruit so I served my Baked Brie with green apple slices (BTW- so delicious). It would also be yummy served with grapes or whole-grain crackers. It's also good the next day heated in the microwave for a few seconds.