Brie Wreath Christmas Appetizer

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  • How to make a beautiful and festive Christmas Appetizer – a Brie Wreath! Baked Brie is always a crowd pleasing sharing plate during the holidays and like most of my easy recipes, just takes a few ingredients to make!

    Brie Wreath Christmas Appetizer on a marble work surface

    One of my favorite crowd pleasing Christmas appetizers for the last 10+ years has been baked brie in puff pastry. It has been my entertaining go to because it’s incredibly easy and uses just 3 ingredients.

    I love creating holiday appetizers and desserts that are classic flavors with a charming twist in presentation. This pesto cheeseball wreath, my snowman dessert cheese ball, and even this darling reindeer bacon ranch cheeseball are some reader favorites!

    From the first bite you’ll hear guests go wild over this easy Christmas appetizer. A Brie Wreath is a festive way to celebrate the holidays and a fun twist on baked brie in puff pastry!

    This recipe requires a little bit more time than most of my appetizers, but is totally worth it.

    Brie wreath served with crackers

    To Make This Brie Wreath Christmas Appetizer Recipe, You Will Need:

    This delicious holiday cheese appetizer needs just a handful of ingredients

    • Puff pastry: A ready made sheet
    • Brie wheel: As good as you can afford, it is the star of the show!
    • Egg: Free run / organic
    • Water

    To Garnish:

    • Fresh cranberries
    • Fresh rosemary sprigs

    baked brie wreath with decorations

    How to Make a Brie Wreath

    • Cut a brie wheel into multiple circles using a knife or petit four cutter. If using a knife, you can roll the brie into balls to help make the wreath consistent in shape and size. If you’re really lucky, you’ll find brie bites / individual bries in your grocery store to speed up the process, otherwise it just takes 5-10 minutes to cut them yourself. Pieces of cheese on a white plate
    • After rolling out your puff pastry dough according to package instructions, place your brie rounds on the pastry and cut squares around them. A piece of cheese on a square of puff pastry
    • Wrap the pastry around the brie, press to seal and cut to remove any excess. Cheese wrapped in pastry to form a ball
    • Brush with egg and water mixture to seal and place on a parchment lined cookie sheet in a circle to create a wreath. The brie and pastry balls forming the shape of a wreath Brushing the balls with egg wash
    • Bake and allow to cool.
    • Garnish with rosemary and cranberries using toothpick. Cut 1/3 of a toothpick, insert into one half of a cranberry and secure through rosemary and brie wreath. 

    how to make festive christmas appetizersWhat to serve with this Christmas Appetizer

    Serve with your favorite crackers and you can also serve with cranberry chutney or jams as part of a bigger cheese board.

    A Festive Baked Brie Puff Pastry Wreath

    This Baked Brie Wreath is gooey, buttery and downright delicious! The puff pastry gives in a nice texture. The brie wreath makes perfect portions for guests and are easy to separate. It doesn’t have to be perfect to feel perfectly festive, either! It’s such a great holiday appetizer to serve to friends and family.

    baked brie in puff pastry made into a wreath

    Can You Make This Brie Wreath Ahead Of Time?

    For easy entertaining during the holidays, make ahead recipes are a must! You can roll the brie in the puff pastry to form the balls and then pop them in the fridge for up to a couple of hours. Bake it in the oven just before serving.

    You can also freeze the balls individually on a baking sheet and then place in a ziplock bag. Let it defrost in the refrigerator the night before baking.

    Decorating Your Brie Wreath

    It’s so easy to make this wreath look festive with three fresh cranberries and a couple of rosemary sprigs – easy peasy! It’s so effortless to make this crowd pleasing Christmas appetizer and a sure fire way to wow your guests!

    festive christmas appetizers with puff pastry

    Top Tips To Make This Brie Wreath Christmas Appetizer

    • Bake in a pre-heated oven for the best results.
    • Thaw your pastry before using it.
    • Ensure that your pastry is completely sealed so that the cheese doesn’t leak out.
    • Bake on a baking sheet lined with parchment.
    • Let cool for 10 minutes before serving.

    brie wreath

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    Brie Wreath Christmas Appetizer

    How to make a beautiful and festive Christmas Appetizer - a Brie Wreath! Baked Brie is always a crowd pleasing appetizer during the holidays and like most of my easy recipes, just takes a few ingredients to make!
    5 from 7 votes
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    Course: Appetizer
    Cuisine: American
    Prep Time: 20 minutes
    Cook Time: 13 minutes
    Total Time: 33 minutes
    Servings: 18
    Calories: 138kcal

    Ingredients

    • 1 puff pastry sheet
    • 1 brie wheel
    • 1 egg
    • 1 tablespoon water

    To Garnish

    • 3 cranberries
    • 2 sprigs rosemary

    Instructions

    • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
    • Thaw and unfold pastry on floured surface per package directions. Roll out  using flour as needed.
    • Cut brie wheel into equal circles using a knife or petit four cutters.
    • Place brie circles on puff pastry and cut squares to cover them.
    • Cover each circle pressing puff pastry to seal on bottom. Make sure they are sealed tight so brie doesn't leak out.
    • Mix water and egg to create an egg wash. Brush onto the bottom over the seal. Form into a wreath shape and coat the wreath.
    • Bake 13. Remove and allow to cool 10 minutes before serving.

    Notes

    • Bake in a pre-heated oven for the best results.
    • Thaw your pastry before using it.
    • Ensure that your pastry is completely sealed so that the cheese doesn't leak out.
    • Bake on a baking sheet lined with parchment.
    • Let cool for 10 minutes before serving.
    • If any brie leaks during baking, don't fret, after it has cooled for 10 minutes remove excess with a knife and transfer to serving dish.
     

    Nutrition

    Calories: 138kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 148mg | Potassium: 39mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 117IU | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1mg
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