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    Baked Brie in Puff Pastry (Brie en Croute)

    Published December 30, 2022. This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy.

    This incredible baked brie-in-puff pastry is stuffed with sour cherry jam, baked until golden brown, and served with caramel, pecans, and dried cherries. You will be blown away by the amazing flavor combinations in this.

    Whenever there is a get-together or party, there is nothing like a full assortment spread of delicious appetizers. If you want to impress your guests, check out my oysters Rockefeller, or arancini balls.

    brie baked in puff pastry

    Baked Brie in Puff Pastry

    Baked brie in puff pastry, also known as brie en croute, is brie cheese enclosed in puff pastry, or shortcrust dough, brushed with egg wash and baked until golden brown, and the cheese is melted. This is a popular appetizer that is commonly served with crackers or crostini.

    There are many ways to customize this recipe by adding sweet or sour jams onto the brie before wrapping it in the puff pastry. In addition, there can be several toppings like nuts, and fresh, or dried fruits to accompany the recipe.

    Ingredients

    brie en croute ingredients
    • Brie – I used a 6” round of double cream brie.
    • Puff Pastry – My homemade puff pastry recipe is perfect for this, or you can use 1 sheet of thawed pre-frozen puff pastry.
    • Pecans – You can use pecan halves or pieces.
    • Brown Sugar – This is used in caramel and candied pecans.
    • Butter – Always use unsalted butter in your cooking and baking so that you control the salt content.
    • Cream – This is for the caramel sauce.
    • Jam – I used a sour cherry jam from the grocery store. You can use regular cherry jam or cherry preserves.
    • Dried Cherries – Finishing off the recipe with dried cherries add great flavor to this appetizer.
    • Eggs – This is used with cream or milk to brush the puff pastry to help make it golden brown.

    How to Make Brie en Croute

    Roll out the puff pastry until it is a 16”x16” square on a clean, lightly floured surface.

    rolling out puff pastry

    Place the brie in the center of the puff pastry.

    addin brie to puff pastry

    Evenly spread the jam on top of the brie.

    spreading jam on brie

    Grab the top left corner of the puff pastry and fold it diagonally over the brie cheese.

    folding puff pastry over brie

    Next, move to the right of the fold, fold it over the first fold, and continue the same gesture around the brie cheese until it’s wrapped up and enclosed. Place on a sheet tray lined with parchment paper.

    wrapping puff pastry around brie

    Whisk together the egg and milk in a small bowl.

    making an egg wash

    Brush the top and sides of the brie in puff pastry in the egg wash and bake at 400° for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown on top.

    brushing puff pastry with an egg wash

    In the meantime, make the candied pecans following the recipe in the video below or my baked candied pecans recipe. Set to the side.

    making candied pecans

    Next, make the bourbon caramel according to the video below or use my homemade caramel recipe and finish it by whisking in the bourbon. Set it aside.

    making caramel

    Remove the brie en croute from the oven and place it on a plate or platter.

    adding brie en croute to a plate

    Place the candied pecans on top of the brie, bourbon caramel, and dried cherries.

    adding pecans and cherries to puff pastry

    Serve with crackers.

    scoop of brie en croute

    Make-Ahead and Storage

    Make-Ahead: You can make the brie en croute without brushing it with egg wash or baking it 1 day ahead of time.

    How to Store: Store the baked brie in puff pastry covered in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days. This will not freeze well.

    How to Reheat: Add the desired amount of baked brie on a sheet tray lined with parchment paper, without the toppings, cover with aluminum foil and bake at 375° for 15 to 20 minutes or until hot and the cheese is melted.

    Chef Billy Parisi

    Chef Notes + Tips

    • You can use smaller brie rounds in this recipe.
    • Feel free to substitute the cherry jam with your favorite jam or preserves. If you do this, you will want to skip the dried cherry garnish in this recipe.
    • Croute is French for “crust.”

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    Baked Brie in Puff Pastry (Brie en Croute)

    This baked brie in puff pastry is stuffed with sour cherry jam, baked until golden brown, and served with candied pecans and dried cherries.
    Servings: 8
    Prep Time: 20 minutes
    Cook Time: 30 minutes

    Ingredients 

    Instructions

    • Preheat the oven to 400°.
    • Roll out the puff pastry until it is a 16”x16” square on a clean, lightly floured surface.
    • Place the brie in the center of the puff pastry.
    • Evenly spread the jam on top of the brie.
    • Grab the top left corner of the puff pastry and fold it diagonally over the brie cheese.
    • Next, move to the right of the fold and fold it over the first fold and continue the same gesture around the brie cheese until it’s wrapped up and enclosed. Place on a sheet tray lined with parchment paper.
    • Whisk together the egg and milk in a small bowl.
    • Brush the top and sides of the brie in puff pastry in the egg wash and bake at 400° for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown on top.
    • Once the caramel is done, remove the pot from the cooktop and whisk in the bourbon until combined. Garnish Brie en croute with candied pecans, bourbon caramel, and dried cherries.

    Notes

    Make-Ahead: You can make the brie en croute without brushing it with egg wash or baking it 1 day ahead of time.
    How to Store: Store the baked brie in puff pastry covered in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days. This will not freeze well.
    How to Reheat: Add the desired amount of baked brie on a sheet tray lined with parchment paper, without the toppings, cover with aluminum foil and bake at 375° for 15 to 20 minutes or until hot and the cheese is melted.
    You can use smaller brie rounds in this recipe.
    Feel free to substitute the cherry jam with your favorite jam or preserves. If you do this, you will want to skip the dried cherry garnish in this recipe.
    Croute is French for “crust.”

    Nutrition

    Calories: 198kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 7gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0.003gCholesterol: 49mgSodium: 215mgPotassium: 68mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 200IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 61mgIron: 1mg
    Course: Appetizer
    Cuisine: French