Baked Brie in Puff Pastry

Baked brie in puff pastry is a holiday staple for a reason! This effortlessly scrumptious appetizer recipe requires minimal prep and pairs wonderfully with crackers, apple slices, and fresh vegetables.

Overhead view of the brie with a small knife and forkful of the cheesePin

This recipe made with brie cheese is easy to make and so delicious you will glory in the flavors in every mouthful. You can serve this beautiful appetizer on crackers, bread, pita chips and even by the forkful.

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Helpful tips

  • Take the sheet of puff pastry dough out of the freezer around 40 minutes before you begin the recipe, so it can thaw. I leave it on the counter.
  • At around 20 minutes, check the pastry to see if you can unfold it without breaking it and when it’s ready, do so.
  • Use a rolling pin to roll out the pastry a little. This will make it slightly bigger and help get rid of the folds. (It doesn’t always get rid of them, but it will smooth the dough out.)
  • Use an egg wash if you want the pastry to turn a shiny golden brown color. Without the egg wash, the finished pastry won’t have that golden glow.
  • This recipe calls for pecans but use whichever nut you prefer or none at all.
  • I use prune spread because we love it so, but you can use other jams instead. Here are great additions – raspberry jam, apricot, peach, strawberry jam, and cranberry sauce.
  • Sometimes I dip fresh fruit in the baked brie. Here are my favorites – apple slices, strawberries, and pitted cherries.

How to make this brie appetizer

Pre-pre-step

Take the sheet of puff pastry out of the freezer at least 40 minutes before you are going to use it.

After it thaws, use a rolling pin to get rid of the fold lines and make it bigger. (It’s okay if they don’t totally disappear as you can see in the photo below.)

Pre-step

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and line a jelly roll pan or baking sheet with parchment paper.

Step one

Gather the ingredients – brie, prune spread or some other jam, puff pastry, and pecans. (A)

Step two

Place the thawed puff pastry on the jelly roll pan. Take the paper off the brie and place it on the middle of the pastry. (B)

Brie, prune spread, pecans and puff pastry on a jelly roll panPin

Step three

Take a knife and slather as much jam or spread you want on the brie. (C)

Step four

Sprinkle as many pecans you want on the spread. (D)

Prune spread smeared on the cheese and pecans laid on topPin

Wrap it up

Step five

Take edges of the puff pastry and wrap the brie into it. (E)

Step six

Crack an egg into a mixing bowl and add a few tablespoons of milk. Whisk until combined. Take a brush and distribute the egg wash over the pastry. (F)

You will have extra egg wash that you can toss or use to make a little omelette. πŸ˜‰

Puff pastry folded over the brie and on a jelly roll pan covered with parchment paper. There is an egg wash over the puff pastryPin

Step seven

Bake for 25 – 30 minutes. As every oven is different, check the brie after 25 minutes to gauge how much longer you need to bake it. It should be a nice golden brown.

Filled puff pastry straight out of the oven with crackers and maple syrup in the backgroundPin

Gather maple syrup, more pecans and some crackers!

Sprinkle the nuts on the baked brie and pour maple syrup on top. You could also dribble honey on it instead of the syrup.

Pecans and maple syrup being poured on the brie with crackers in the backgroundPin

Use as much as you like.

The whole brie in a blue bowl with maple syrup and crackers behind itPin

It’s a party

I cut the brie in half and separate it a little so we can see all the melted goodness.

Cut baked brie with cheese oozing out and crackers in the backgroundPin

I slather some cheese on a cracker.

A hand holding a cracker with cheese on it over the bowlPin

And there we have it. Appetizers for everyone! Everyone = Christopher and I.

Aren’t we the lucky ones?!

I hope you enjoyed this baked brie in puff pastry recipe.

And as always, may all your dishes be delish!

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Baked Brie in Puff Pastry

Baked brie in puff pastry is a holiday staple for a reason! This effortlessly scrumptious appetizer recipe requires minimal prep and pairs wonderfully with crackers, apple slices, and fresh vegetables.Β 
5 from 11 votes
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Appetizer
Keyword: baked brie, baked brie in puff pastry
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 261kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 sheet puff pastry (defrosted – and rolled out)
  • 8 ounces brie wheel
  • 4 tablespoons prune spread (or any jam you like)
  • 3 tablespoons pecans (or any nut
  • 1 egg (plus 2 tablespoons milk for egg wash – this is optional)
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon pecans (optional topping)

Instructions

  • Take puff pastry sheet out of freezer at least 40 minutes before starting. When puff pastry has defrosted, either take a rolling pin to smooth it out or leave as is.
    1 sheet puff pastry
  • Preheat oven to 375 F. Cover a small jelly roll pan with parchment paper.
  • Lay puff pastry flat on the jelly roll pan.
  • Unwrap wheel of brie and place it in the middle of the pastry.
    8 ounces brie wheel
  • Slather jam on brie and sprinkle pecans on top. Pull ends of pastry up over the brie and seal it as best you can.
    4 tablespoons prune spread, 3 tablespoons pecans
  • For the egg wash, crack egg in bowl, add two tablespoons of milk and whisk until combined.
    1 egg
  • Take a pastry brush and paint the egg on the pastry.
  • Bake for 25 – 30 minutes.
  • Place brie on serving dish and sprinkle more pecans on top. Pour as much maple syrup on top.
    1 tablespoon pecans, 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • Gather crackers or bread for the brie and cut the cheese in half.
  • Eat
  • Smile
  • Enjoy
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Notes

I didn’t add the time it takes to defrost the puff pastry, which would add 40 minutes.
Helpful tips
  • Take the sheet of puff pastry out of the freezer around 40 minutes before you begin the recipe, so it can thaw.
  • At around 20 minutes, check the pastry to see if you can unfold it without breaking it and when it’s ready, do so.
  • Use a rolling pin to roll out the pastry a little. This will make it slightly bigger and help get rid of the folds. (It doesn’t always get rid of them, but it will smooth the dough out.)
  • Use an egg wash if you want the pastry to turn a shiny golden brown color. Without the egg wash, the finished pastry won’t have that golden glow.
  • This recipe calls for pecans but use whichever nut you prefer or none at all.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 261kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 210mg | Potassium: 85mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 158IU | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 1mg
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36 Comments

  1. Brie in puff pastry? OMG… just can’t resist that. Looks absolutely delicious. Melted cheese is my weakness. Lovely recipe.

  2. Baked brie is possibly my favorite food in the world. I mean really, is there anything better than that gooey cheese right when it comes out of the oven? Love the plum jam topping!

  3. What fun memories you have of your dear friend! I’m sure they’re cherished. And how nice that she introduced you to Brie! This is a lovely appetizer – so pretty!

  4. I LOVE baked brie. If I wouldn’t resemble a hippopotamus I’d eat it every day of the week. It’s such a great thing to have stashed in the freezer for a just in case occasion, too.

    1. I totally agree. It’s a problem when Christopher and I are the only ones eating it. But, I can just do extra exercises…..or not.

  5. Such a sweet tribute to Virginia (literally!). This looks absolutely delicious!

  6. Baked brie is such a wonderful party appetizer! I could eat the entire thing myself! πŸ™‚

  7. I love to experiment with baked brie so much that I get into the point to try every recipe I find. Sometimes it feels crazy because I can serve brie every day πŸ™‚ I love your recipe and cannot wait to give it a try!

  8. I made this recipe to bring to my families party for an appetizer and it was gobbled up in no time!

  9. My Mum and I devoured this in minutes – it was absolutely incredible. We served with a glass of prosecco and what a combination! Amazing!

    1. That’s so fun! I’m so glad you get to enjoy it with your mum! Thank you for your comment Alexandra.

  10. I love brie. This recipe looks yummy and I can’t wait to try it. Just in case if I have leftovers and want to warm that up in the oven, at what temperature and how long should I do that for?

    Thanks,
    Ting

    1. I hardly ever have it leftover Ting, but the one time I did, I placed it on a baking sheet, preheated the oven to 325 and heated for 15 – 20 minutes. Just know the puff pastry may get a bit soggy. Good luck!