November 25, 2009

Baked Brie

Looking for the perfect appetizer? Look no further! And be ready, because this may be the tastiest thing you will ever eat!

A wheel of Brie, topped with a sweet caramelized onion jam, baked in a crisp puff pastry until wonderfully soft and gooey!

Simple? Yes! Calorific? Maybe. Worth it? Absolutely!








Make it...



Bake it....



Eat it...



Love it!



Enjoy and Happy Thanksgiving to you all!

Serves about 8-10

450g thawed puff pastry, about two sheets
1 large wheel of Brie, about 1 lb in size (do not remove the rind)
Good quality caramelized onion jam (I recommend Stonewall Kitchen)
1 egg, beaten
Fruit and crackers to serve

Preheat oven to 375F
Unroll the pastry sheets and place the brie in the center of one piece. Cut a circle approximately 1 inch larger than the round of brie. Make another circle with the second piece of pastry, this time measuring 1 inch or so bigger than the last. Top the brie with about 4 tbls of caramelized onion jam and place the second circle on top, joining the edges of both pastry rounds together.
Decorate as you please with the remaining pastry and brush with the beaten egg. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for about 25-30 minutes. Serve with apples, grapes and crackers.

37 comments:

  1. So, I just can not wrap my mind around eating the rind... what happens if I remove the rind...

    This looks fantastic, wonderful presentation

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  2. Grill - Don't worry, on soft cheeses like Brie the rind is completely edible. Also, it will help hold the cheese together. Could be terribly messy otherwise?! :)

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  3. HMMMMMMM... OK, I have this on my list of things to cook to take to a party. I absolutely love the look

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  4. Jennie, This is an excellent appetizer for entertaining. And I am a huge fan of Stonewall Kitchen products. I discovered them about 10 years ago at a KAØ Charity fundraiser in Fairfield, CT.

    Have you ever tried their Grapefruit Marmalade? It is awesome! Have a great Thanksgiving...

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  5. Wow, baked brie, this is very creative, I'd love to try.

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  6. ooh goodness, i love baked brie and the presntation you did looks amazing! i'll have to try this!

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  7. What an amazing appetizer. I was missing one more appetizer and I think that this will be it...thanks for sharing and Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

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  8. I love how simple this recipe is and the stunning presentation! I hope you have a great Thanksgiving!

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  9. Beautiful pictures, wonderful recipes ... I'm sure I will stop by more often :)

    P.S.: Thanks for your lovely and precious comments on my blog :D

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  10. Jennie, what a beautiful and tasty blog. Thanks for stopping by One Photograph a Day. I hope you enjoy Ben's but let me tell you nothing there looks like your blog. Be ready it is a "Hamburger JOINT". ;-)

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  11. Wow! Stunning photos & I love baked brie! Cheers.

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  12. Lovely simple appetizer, perfect for the holidays!

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  13. WOW! Looks so perfect and delicious!!

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  14. Baked brie is one of my absolute most favoritest foods EVER. I could eat this for dinner. Breakfast. Lunch. Constantly. All the time.

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  15. What beautiful blog and lovely photos!!!
    First time here. I found your blog through Liz, Making cup cakes' blog and i'm glad i did!!
    I love blogs with great recipes and photos that's why i followed you and i'd love if you did the same.
    Have a wonderful and safe weekend!
    :) Hope you had a happy Thanksgiving.

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  16. This takes me back to a very happy accident one year when I was at college when we were hosting a Christmas party. We set out our food on our window sill, including a wheel of camembert, not thinking about the fact that our radiator was underneath. Well, by the end of the evening the cheese had melted and oozed everywhere, and yes -- I admit it -- I was standing there scraping it up with a spoon.

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  17. Wow,...your baked brie looks stunning!! I love that you added the onion & roasted garlic jam on top,...MMMMMMMMMMM!!!

    I hope you had a great Thanks Giving!

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  18. I could eat the whole thing by myself. Seriously. YUM!!!!!!!!!!!

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  19. Hello, Jennie.

    Your works are beautiful artistically.
    It is sorry to eat.
    Photographs are clear with transparence.

    I am glad to appreciate my calligraphy.
    You understand essence of the art.

    Thank you for visiting my blog.
    Greetings.
    ruma

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  20. These sweet and savory gems can be quite addictive...especially this time of year. Happily, I call myself an addict.

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  21. YES YES YES! I love baked brie. It's so awesome!

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  22. Jenny, this absolutely divine! A perfect appetizer for guests. I love it!!!! Thanks for sharing.

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  23. Jennie, that looks truly awesome. Rich, creamy, smooth....mmm...just writing that already made my mouth water...

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  24. Your homemade twist on the pastry is impressive! Brie is my absolute favorite - looks delicious!

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  25. YUM! That looks delicious, and so pretty :)

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  26. oh wow this is heavenly fellow Brit just tweeted it Rebecca

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  27. This makes a beautiful presentation!!!

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  28. Fantastic recipe, fantastic photos. I like the slant in the last one.

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  29. Jennie, I've only ever bought these but you make it look so easy...time to break out the Brie and pastry!

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  30. This is beautiful, when I was over here the other day I missed this somehow! Hope you do not mind if I borrow the design, you will get total credit with my clients!

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  31. I have never seen a baked brie this gorgeous. It's just amazing.
    Sam

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  32. this looks too good to eat!! i cannot wait to try this one out!!!

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  33. Looks great and will most definately have to try that at the Auberge

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