Saturday, January 3, 2009

Brie with Jam and Bread

Actually, it's Brie with Apricot Preserves and Puff Pastry - but that loses that whole "Ti, a drink with jam and bread" flavor a la Sound of Music.


Here is one of the appetizers I made for the New Year's Day party that turned out fabulously.

Here's what you need:

1 Wheel of Brie
1 sheet of puff pastry
A few tablespoons of preserves (apricot, raspberry, whatever you want. I used apricot)
optional - chopped nuts of some sort - I didn't use any.

Preheat oven to 350

Thaw out puff pastry and lay it in a greased pie plate.

Slice wheel of brie in half so that there are two wheels.

Place bottom of wheel on top of puff pastry rind side down.
Spread preserves over brie, sprinkle nuts.
Place top of brie on top of all that rind side up.

Fold over puff pastry around brie, seal seams with fingers.

Bake for about 20 minutes. Allow to cool 5 minutes. Serve with crackers or bread or whatever strikes your fancy.

Everyone seemed to like this a lot - and it's really best HOT.


  1. interesting. i dont think ive ever had anything like that before. i once tasted brie and didn't like it, but that was on an airplane ride to germany, so that probably doesn't count.

  2. That looks interesting. I've never had brie. Does it have a strong taste? I'd like to try that sometime.

  3. the taste is pretty mild as far as foreign cheeses go

  4. Brie is a safe bet if you're picky about cheeses, since it's quite mild. Some people don't like the rind, but I hear it's not so bad when it's hot (I haven't tried brie hot before).

    I think it's so neat that you posted this, because I just saw an ad in a magazine (really, like 20 minutes ago!) for this (they were selling the pastry part). Their main "line" was "Easier done than said," and I thought, "Reeeeeally?" rather cynically. But you really do make it sound easy!