Friday, April 5, 2013

Easy as 1... 2... Brie!

Need an appetizer for your next party or get-together?  Friends and family are always uber impressed when we make this recipe, and the best part: it's so easy, brie-zy (had to say it!) to make!

Crescent-Wrapped Brie


I N G R E D I E N T S :

1 can Pillsbury Refrigerated Crescent Rolls or Seamless Dough Sheet
1 Rasberry or Peach preserves
1 round (8 oz) brie
Optional: Almond slivers or pecans


T H E   H O W :

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. If you prefer, start with chilled brie and use a sharp knife to carefully cut off the thin top rind of the cheese. (This helps the crust stay with the cheese when served, but the rind is edible so this step is optional.)

2.  On a stick-free cookie sheet, roll out the crescent rolls flat.

3. Generously spread the preserves on the dough. Place cheese on center of dough.  Add nuts atop cheese if desired.  



4. Fold dough over top of the brie and tightly pinch the dough closed, cutting off excess dough. If desired, create shapes out of the extra dough using a cookie cutter and place on top.

(TIP: Brushing a little beaten egg on top of the dough will help seal it shut and turn the pastry a toasty golden brown.) 








5.  Bake at 350ยบ for 25-30 minutes. Pastry should be golden brown. 

6.  Let cool for 10 minutes before serving. Serve with crackers and apple slices.  Enjoy!

Image courtesy of http://rachelschultz.com
(Our preserves leaked out this past time, so be sure to pinch the dough closed tightly!)

3 comments:

  1. I made this for a baby shower. Easy to make and everyone loved it

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  2. Do you cut this in slices or jut dig it out?

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    1. Hi Nanasewn! It's a good idea to provide a knife if you're serving it at a party, but we've been known to just dig it out too (especially as you reach the end!). Enjoy and thank you for reading!!

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