Baked Brie Recipes
Try one of these baked Brie recipes and I can almost guarantee you will be back for more of this French appetizer. Most people serve baked brie as a cocktail party nosh, but it works just as well as an entree or even as a main course accompanied by a simple green salad. Anyway you slice it, baked Brie is pure bliss.
Baking Brie is really very simple and the results are spectacular. This recipe is only intended to get you started and can be varied as you wish. I particularly like fig jam with cheese, but you may prefer another sort, or may want to take things in a more savory direction adding garlic, onions or shallots.
Use a high quality puff pastry dough for your baked Brie recipes. Always look at the ingredients on your prepared foods - the fewer ingredients, the better. I realize I may be spoiled for this, but here in France I can buy great tasting ready-made puff pastry in the refrigerator section of my grocery store. With a little searching, you should be able to find an equivalent.
You can easily halve this French appetizer recipe, using an 8 ounce wheel of Brie. Just place it on one round of puff pastry, and then gather the round on top of the cheese and pinch to close.
You can make your baked brie recipes into individual bouchées for ease of serving at a cocktail party. Just cut the puff pastry and the cheese into smaller portions and assemble with a spoonful or so of jam and a sprinkle of almonds. Place on a baking sheet and bake for slightly less time - about 20 minutes.
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