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Brie in Puff Pastry

Brie in Puff Pastry
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, (2 sheets per package)
  • 1 (8-oz.) round wheel of Brie, cut in half crosswise
  • 1 T. butter
  • ½ c. walnuts, pecans or almonds or combination
  • ¼ c. brown sugar
  • 1 egg beaten with 1 T. water
  • Pepper Jelly, optional
  • Crackers
  • Sliced pears and apples, optional
Instructions
  1. Unfold puff pastry and place on lightly floured surface and with rolling pin, roll dough until smooth.
  2. In skillet, melt butter and toast nuts of your choice.
  3. Place the bottom half of the brie on the puff pastry.
  4. Gently pack the brown sugar on top of brie and then place nuts on top of it.
  5. Top with remaining half of brie, cut side down.
  6. Trim the excess puff pastry. Leave about 2-3” border around the brie.
  7. Save extra pastry to make decorative pieces, if desired.
  8. Gather up the edges of pastry and press around the brie and gather at the top. You can take kitchen twine and tie up the gathered part at the top.
  9. Brush the beaten egg/water mixture over the top and sides of brie.
  10. Place on baking sheet that is lined with parchment paper.
  11. Using cookie cutters, you can cut designs from the excess puff pastry, like leaves, hearts, etc. and place on top of brie and brush these with egg mixture also.
  12. Bake for 20 minutes in 400 degree oven or until pastry is golden brown.
  13. Let sit for 3 minutes before serving with crackers or fruit slices. You can take pepper jelly and place on top of brie and sprinkle with more nuts if you like.
Notes
*****You can change up fillings with different nuts or you can make it savory with pesto, sun-dried tomatoes, etc. You can also use different preserves like apricot, etc. Use your imagination!
 

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