Baked brie in puff pastry is an easy, crowd-pleasing appetizer! You’ll be amazed at how quickly it disappears at your next party or holiday get-together.
Baked Brie with jam
Getting ready for the holidays? Still planning? Don’t worry, I’ve got you and here is your holiday appetizer all figured out. Check out my Thanksgiving tag for lots more ideas!
When I was looking over what recipes to share this holiday season, I couldn’t believe I hadn’t already posted this one, since it is SO GOOD and SO EASY and you all should be making it right now. Okay maybe not literally right now, but very soon!
Every year for Thanksgiving we have baked brie in puff pastry all topped with whatever jam mom has in the house. I make it and bake it in a tiny toaster oven (you know since the turkey is the big one!), then put it on a platter. And with the speed it disappears you would think that no one has eaten in days! 🙂
I mean it’s seriously blink and you’ll miss it.
Last year no one had their baked brie and they were very sad! And we were very sad too because our whole household had terrible, very bad, no good colds and couldn’t even contemplate driving for hours to visit. (They also didn’t have any of the best apple pie. It was a sad Thanksgiving. We at least did have pie, since I make the pies and I can make apple pie in my sleep.)
This year I will be there and the brie will be served.
How do you make baked brie in puff pastry?
To make baked brie in puff pastry, top a wheel of brie with jam and wrap it in puff pastry. Bake the brie in a hot oven until the pastry is deep brown and serve with bread and fruit.
- Cut the top off the brie and top it with jam.
- Roll out the puff pastry, place the brie in the middle, and wrap it up.
- Brush egg wash.
- Bake at 400F for 40 minutes.
- Serve with bread, crackers, fruit.
You ready for a seriously easy and seriously yummy appetizer? Yes? Okay!
Cut the rind off the brie
Take a basic round of brie and cut off the top. This will ensure maximum yummy ooziness from the cheese.
Lay out your thawed piece of puff pastry and roll it out a little bit. Enough that you can easily wrap it around the brie. No need to measure, just put your brie on the pastry and check. That looks good!
Wrap the brie in puff pastry
Then spoon some jam over. You want enough that everyone will get some jam as they eat the brie, but not so much you’re going to make a big mess. A few tablespoons is usually plenty.
Then wrap up your brie all pretty and brush it with the egg wash. This will help it brown and stick the puff pastry together. Just keep the wash to the top and upper sides of the brie or it could stick the brie to the baking dish. (Important if you aren’t using parchment and are moving the brie to the serving platter.)
If you want to get fancy use another piece of pastry or some scraps from the first and make some cutouts. What can I say? I bought leaf stamps and now I want to use them on everything.
Baking the brie in the oven
Bake the brie at 400F for at least 40 minutes, up to 45 minutes. If the pastry is getting too brown, cover it with some foil.
What to serve with baked brie
- apple slices
- pear slices
- thinly sliced bread
- whatever else you like
Then get right in there and snag some before it disappears!
Need a few more ideas for holiday appetizers and nibbles? I have a few!
Holiday Appetizer Ideas
- Caviar and Smoked Salmon Cream Cheese Dip – easy luxury
- Italian Marinated Olives – great for nibbles
- Spanish Garlic Shrimp with Paprika Tapas – great to make ahead
- Figs with Brie and Spiced Honey – for when you need more brie
- Deep Fried Brussels Sprouts – if you’re not afraid of deep frying
If you try my recipe for Baked Brie in Puff Pastry, I would love to hear from you in the comments with your experience and rating! And I’m happy to answer any questions you might have.
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– Happy Eating, Annemarie
Baked brie in puff pastry topped with jam is a simple and ever popular holiday appetizer, great for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Make one this year and watch it disappear!
- 8-10 oz wheel of brie
- flour, for rolling the pastry
- 1 sheet packaged puff pastry, thawed overnight in the fridge
- 3 tbsp jam, see note
- 1 large egg
Set oven to 400F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Take your wheel of brie and carefully cut off the top rind.
Lightly dust a rolling surface with flour and unfold your sheet of puff pastry. Dust the top of the pastry with flour as well and roll out the pastry until it's about 11 inches. (Or at least enough to be able to wrap the brie - check and roll it more if you need to.)
Move the puff pastry to the prepared baking sheet.
Place the brie in the center of the puff pastry and top with the jam.
Beat the egg with a tablespoon of water and set it out in a bowl with a pastry brush.
Wrap and fold the puff pastry up around the brie, brushing the pastry with the egg wash. Press the puff pastry around the brie to make a neat bundle.
If you want to decorate, use small cutouts or freeform the shapes of your choice. Then press them onto the top of the puff pastry.
Bake the brie for 40-45 minutes. If your puff pastry is getting too brown, cover with some foil and continue baking.
Let the brie rest for about 5 minutes then serve with thinly sliced bread, crackers, and/or sliced fruit.
- Brie: Don't bother with a fancy brie for this recipe. A standard, fairly firm supermarket brie will be able to stand up to the oven.
- Cutting off the rind: Don't skip this! By removing the top rind you will allow the jam to mingle with cheese and also make it easier for people to get right in there and start scooping out cheese.
- Jam: There are a number of jams and fruit toppings which will work with the brie. Raspberry, fig (my favorite), or apricot jam. Cranberry sauce or apple pie filling. Sweet and spicy jams with jalapenos or habaneros. If you're not sure, you can't go wrong with raspberry or apricot jam.
- Decorating the puff pastry: If you want to get fancy and decorate you can either trim off the corners of the piece of puff pastry you are wrapping around the brie or use a second piece, depending on how many decorative cutouts you want.
- Cutouts: I like to use seasonal decorations on the puff pastry. Leaf stamps are great in the fall and snowflake stamps are fun for winter holidays.