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Sunday, January 22, 2012

Savory Sunday: Brie en Croute

I swear I don't just make dessert! I love to try new recipes for dinners, appetizers for parties, brunch items, etc.  So, in addition to the weekly Sweet Treats posts, I'm hoping to share a savory recipe about once a month.  I'll store the recipes in the Sweet Treats archive page, in case you're looking for a particular recipe.  Let me know what you think!


This recipe is soooo easy to make, but looks so impressive.  Everyone will think you put a lot off effort into this or that you bought it already made.  Regardless, it's a great party appetizer, and one that I make frequently.  There are many ingredient variations that you could try: sun-dried tomatoes, honey, etc, but first, you should try this sweet and savory version.


Brie En Croute
Recipe from Paula Deen
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Ingredients

  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, pre-packaged
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 (8-ounce) wheel Brie
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Crackers, for serving

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
2. Defrost puff pastry for approximately 15 to 20 minutes and unfold.
3. Lay the puff pastry out on a flat surface.  Slice off top of rind from brie.  Place the brie (rindless side up) in the center of the pastry.
4. In a saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Saute the walnuts in the butter until golden brown, approximately 5 minutes. Add the cinnamon and stir until walnuts are coated well. Place the walnut mixture on top of the Brie and sprinkle the brown sugar over the mixture. 
5. Gather up the edges of the pastry, pressing around the brie and gather at the top. Gently squeeze together the excess dough and tie together with a piece of kitchen twine.  If you don't have twine, you can probably just lay over the edges of the puff pastry, so that the brie and mixture is completely covered. 
6. Brush the beaten egg over top and side of pastry. Place the brie wrapped in pastry on a cookie sheet and bake for 20 minutes until pastry is golden brown.
Serve with crackers.

8 comments:

  1. i'm so making this! thanks. YUM!

    visiting via the girl creative and hope you'll enter my kate spade & bling giveaway:

    http://hellolovelyinc.blogspot.com/2012/01/something-old-something-new-giveaway.html

    smiles.

    michele

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  2. I am a huge fan of bree! I am so going to have to try this!

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  3. You can never have too many brie recipes! I'll keep on the lookout for more for future posts. ;)

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  4. That looks lovely...this is my first time here I found you @Petals to picots
    I'd like to invite you to my Link party this weekend @CountryMommaCooks
    have a great weekend!

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  5. I absolutely LOVE this!! It looks delicious! Thanks for sharing at my party!!

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