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Puff Pastry Baked Brie with Fig Jam

Ashley
Creamy brie cheese is topped with sweet fig jam and wrapped in puffed pastry then baked up until golden and the center is melty and gooey. This makes the perfect date night or holiday appetizer and is sure to impress your guests!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 149 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1, 8-ounce wheel of brie cheese slightly chilled
  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry dough thawed
  • All-purpose flour for dusting
  • 2-3 tablespoons fig spread
  • ½ teaspoon fresh thyme leaves about two stems
  • 1 large egg beaten with one tablespoon of water
  • Rosemary sprigs, chopped walnuts, and sliced dried figs for garnish, optional

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F (177°C). Line a baking sheet with parchement paper and set aside.
  • Using a sharp knife, score the top rind of cheese in a criss-cross pattern, spacing cuts about 1 inch apart.
  • Roll puff pastry sheet out onto a large cutting board or work surface dusted with flour. Set cheese wheel in the center of the square, and top with 2-3 tablespoons of fig spread. Sprinkle thyme leaves on top.
  • Fold dough up and over the sides of cheese, pleating it on top to enclose the cheese wheel. Gently pinch dough together in the center to seal gathered pleats. You can tie a bit of kitchen twine on top to hold pleats together if you like, but this is not required.
  • If the dough is no longer cold after assembling, chill wrapped cheese for at least 20 minutes before baking. Prepared cheese wheel can be wrapped tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerated until ready to bake.
  • Place wrapped cheese wheel on prepared baking sheet and brush evenly with egg wash. Bake until puff pastry is crisp and golden brown all over, about 25 to 35 minutes. Let baked brie rest for 5 minutes, then transfer to a round serving board. Garnish with sliced figs and rosemary sprigs if desired. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Allow puff pastry to thaw in the refrigerator for 4-6 hours or wrap the frozen puff pastry in paper towels and thaw it in the microwave. Microwave puff pastry in 15-second increments until thawed.
  • This baked brie can be assembled and brushed with the egg wash then frozen until ready to bake. Wrap assembled cheese wheel tightly in plastic wrap and freeze in a lying-down position. When ready to serve, thaw the cheese wheel in the refrigerator the night before and bake as instructed.
  • You can also store leftover baked brie by wrapping it tightly in plastic wrap and storing in the refrigerator for a day or two or freezing it to reheat later. Leftover puff pastry baked brie can be reheated in the oven when ready to serve.
  • See blog post for other important tips and suggestions.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 149kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 7.2gFat: 10.4gSaturated Fat: 6.3gCholesterol: 56mgSodium: 242mgPotassium: 52mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 4.5gCalcium: 57mg
Keyword appetizer recipes, baked brie, baked cheese, cheese appetizer, easy appetizers
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