baked brie with blackberry preserves
Guys, how did I not know this was a thing? Oh wait, it’s because most of my appetizers revolve around a significant amount of cream cheese. So for a recent dinner party I thought I’d branch out and googled “baked brie” for the hell of it. Landed on the recipe below and I’ve got to say, it was super easy and everyone gobbled it up (and it looks fancy, so eat with pinky up)!
1 wheel of brie cheese
1 thawed puff pastry sheet
1/4 cup of fruit preserves
1 egg white
handful of sliced almonds
Preheat oven to 425 and grease a baking sheet. Roll out pastry with rolling pin on a floured surface, then place brie with rind left on in the center of the rolled out pastry. Spread the preserves on the top of the brie then pull the pastry towards the top and middle of the brie forming a little delicious pouch of gooey goodness. Make sure it’s sealed completely so the cheese doesn’t melt out during cooking. Brush the pastry with egg wash – using it to seal any open areas. Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown, top with almonds and serve with simple crackers. Here is the original recipe from another blogy blog.