Baked Brie in Puff Pastry

LAST UPDATED: Jan 07, 2020 | PUBLISHED: Dec 11, 2010 | By: Julie Blanner

Baked Brie in Puff Pastry is a classic appetizer that is effortless yet elegant and delicious. It’s made with just 3 ingredients in 5 minutes hands on time. It’s a memorable appetizer for holiday get togethers, celebrations and more. You can top Baked Brie cheese with jam and or nuts as well!

 

Baked Brie in Puff Pastry with a text overlay

 

Tis the season!  It seems there is never a shortage of holiday parties to attend, often where you are asked to bring an appetizer or side dish.  This Baked Brie in Puff Pastry is one of my favorites because it’s unbelievably delicious and SO simple!

To Make Baked Brie in Puff Pastry, You Will Need:

You need just a few ingredients to make this baked brie cheese appetizer!
  • Puff pastry sheet: Thawed and at room temperature
  • Brie
  • Egg: Free run / organic is preferable
  • Water

How to Make Baked Brie in Puff Pastry

It’s always a crowd pleaser. It takes just 5 minutes hands on time, then bake and allow it to set 15 minutes before serving. It’s effortless, yet elegant!

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Unfold pastry on floured surface & roll to approximately 14″, using flour as needed.
  3. Place cheese in the center of the puff pastry & fold it over the cheese to cover it, trimming excess & tucking as needed.
  4. Beat egg & water in small dish. Brush pastry with the mixture to coat. Bake 25 minutes or until golden.
  5. Allow to stand 10 minutes before serving.

What to Serve with Baked Brie in Puff Pastry

It’s the perfect compliment to water crackers, apples (granny smith are my favorite), pears, toasted baguette, jam, honey, and nuts!

If you really want to make it feel festive, you can make a Brie Wreath or serve as part of a bigger cheeseboard with a Holiday Goat Cheese Log, Homemade Boursin Cheese and Chèvre Cheese (Goat Cheese Spread).

 

A cheese appetizer on a white plate

Baked Brie with Jam

Even plain, it’s a beautiful (and delicious) hors ‘oeuvres, but you can take it up a notch by making Baked Brie with Jam! Use your favorite to make it out of this world. A few of my favorite jams to use with Baked Brie in Puff Pastry are onion jam, bacon jam, apricot, strawberry and orange! You can make it sweet or savory! Topping it with preserves adds a little added color, too!

A Brie Cheese Appetizer For A Crowd

This crowd pleaser is one of the easiest hors d’oeuvres I make and it serves 15. You can wrap the brie cheese in the pastry ahead of time and just keep it covered in the fridge until you are ready to bake it. It makes a great table appetizer as part of your holiday meal and kids and adults all love it equally.

 

Baked Brie in Puff Pastry topped with jam

 

Baked Brie In Puff Pastry Is A Perfect Holiday Table Centerpiece

I love serving this to the middle of the table and cutting into it in front of everyone. The first slice is always the best as you watch buttery brie pour out of the puff pastry shell and it really is as good as it looks! It’s a great start, or end, to your festive dinner!

 

The appetizer ready to serve on a plate

Top Tips For Making Baked Brie In Puff Pastry

  • Let the puff pastry come to room temperature before using it.
  • I leave the rind on the Brie. It helps it hold it’s shape and adds incredible flavor. 
  • Let it stand for 10 minutes before serving to the table.
  • Top with nuts, jam or fruit for a real festive treat!

Brie oozing out of the pastry

Be sure to check out these other festive appetizer recipes:

The baked brie on a cracker

 

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Updated photos 11/20/14. For the sake of transparency, I’m still including this original. 🙂

Baked brie on a white plate

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Classic crowd pleasing appetizer - baked brie, in just 5 minutes

Baked Brie in Puff Pastry

Baked Brie in Puff Pastry is a classic appetizer that is effortless yet elegant and delicious. It's made with just 3 ingredients in 5 minutes hands on time. It's a memorable appetizer for holiday get togethers, celebrations and more. You can top Baked Brie with Jam and or nuts as well!
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings (hover to scale): 15
Calories: 195kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 puff pastry sheet thawed 20 minutes
  • 16 ounces brie
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Unfold pastry on floured surface & roll to approximately 14", using flour as needed.
  • Place cheese in the center of the puff pastry & fold it over the cheese to cover it, trimming excess & tucking as needed.
  • Beat egg & water in small dish. Brush pastry with the mixture to coat. Bake 25 minutes or until golden.
  • Allow to stand 10 minutes before serving.

Notes

  • Let the puff pastry come to room temperature before using it.
  • I leave the rind on the Brie. It helps it hold it's shape and adds incredible flavor. 
  • Let it stand for 10 minutes before serving to the table.
  • Top with nuts, jam or fruit for a real festive treat!

Nutrition

Calories: 195kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 235mg | Potassium: 60mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 195IU | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 1mg
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