This is one of those fabulous recipes for the holidays, or any time of year.
Baked Brie Appetizer
The baked brie appetizer is honestly one of the most delicious recipes I’ve ever eaten. It has a salty-sweet combo that is out of this world.
If you want an appetizer to wow people, this is the one. And, it’s easy to make. It only takes a few minutes to get the brie ready to bake.
I’ve bought pre-made baked brie from the store and it’s convenient and always turns out delicious, but why not make your own and add a few additional ingredients to make a treat that everyone will remember?
Perfect For The Holiday Season
The easy appetizer is always a hit anytime, but especially around the holiday season.
It’s comforting, warm, and sooo delicious.
The recipe is perfect for parties, but you will have to wait to cook it until you arrive at the party, otherwise the cheese will harden again when it cools.
What Ingredients Do I Need For Baked Brie Pastry?
- 8 ounces of brie
- Puff pastry sheet (buy frozen, and thaw)
- Dried cranberries
- Brown sugar
- Chopped pecans
- 1 egg white
Full printable recipe with measurements and instructions listed at the bottom of the post in the recipe card.
How Do I Make The Baked Brie?
- Cut the rind off of the brie.
- Unfold the puff pastry, after it thaws, and place brie in the center of the pastry.
- Add the brown sugar, dried cranberries, and pecans to the top of brie.
- Fold one corner of the puff pastry over the brie, and work your way around the brie until the entire pastry is covering the brie.
- Press the center down a little to make sure the dough stays together.
- Brush the dough with an egg white and bake for approximately 20 to 30 minutes, or until the dough is golden brown and flaky.
- Serve with crackers.
How To Make Baked Brie With Puff Pastry
Start by taking the wrapper off of the brie cheese. I cut the top and sides off of the brie.
You can see in the picture below where I sliced off the side and top rind.
I did leave the rind on the bottom of the cheese, however.
I have made this with and without the rind and I will say I personally think it tastes better without the rind.
When you cut the rind off of the cheese make sure the cheese is cold, otherwise, you will have a big blob of cheese mess before you even get started.
I used Ile De France Brie and I thought it had great flavor. I bought the cheese at Publix.
Brie is a creamy cheese and comes in many sizes. I used an eight ounce wheel of brie, but you can go all the way up to a large wheel of brie that is 19 ounces, as well.
Unfold the puff pastry, place it on a greased cookie sheet, shallow baking dish, or pie plate and place the brie in the center of the sheet.
Lightly grease the baking dish before placing the puff pastry on it.
I bought frozen puff pastry sheets. I set the sheets in the refrigerator the day before I was going to use it so they would thaw.
You can also set them on the counter to thaw before unfolding it. If you try to unfold the sheets while they are frozen, they will break.
If you do that, just let the puff pastry thaw and you can press the dough back together. (I learn all these things from experience. If there’s a way to mess something up, I will be the first to do it. 🤪).
At our local grocery store, they only sell puff pastry packages with two puff pastries; however, you only need one for this recipe.
Next, place the brown sugar on top of the brie cheese.
Add the cranberries.
You can also add other favorite dried fruits to the top for more delicious flavor.
Add the pecans on top of the brown sugar and cranberries.
Brown sugar brie is out-of-this-world delicious. My mouth waters just thinking about it.
Bring one corner of the puff pastry up and over the brie, and work your way around until all of the puff pastry is folded up and over the cheese.
I happened to have some little pastry cutters that I don’t get to use very often. You can cut shapes and add them on top of pies or puff pastry excess dough.
This isn’t necessary, but fun. So, if you have some, you can use them and add the shapes to the top of the brie before baking.
Beat one egg white with a fork and brush it on the puff pastry. The beaten egg white will give it some shine when it cooks.
I usually use a pastry brush to brush on the egg whites.
If you don’t have one, just spoon some of the egg over the dough and rub it around.
Bake the brie for 20 to 30 minutes, or until the puff pastry is golden brown and flaky.
An egg wash always makes things like puff pastries and pie crust flaky and golden.
After baking you can move the brie to a serving dish.
After it bakes, cut the puff pastry right away and the gooey brie cheese will ooze out. Spread on a cracker and enjoy!
This really is the best-baked brie recipe and one of my favorite appetizers.
You are going to fall in love with this easy recipe. I couldn’t stop eating it! If I see brie on a table, I head straight for it, especially if it has some sort of sugar mixture and dried fruit with nuts on top. Helllooooo.
There’s a local restaurant that serves warmed brie with candied walnuts, sliced apples, and dried cranberries and I am tempted every time to hog the entire appetizer and eat it as my dinner.
Other Foods To Eat With The Baked Brie:
- Apple slices
- Maple syrup drizzled on top
- Honey drizzled on top
- Toasted baguette slices
- Dried fruit wedges
- Candied walnuts
- Candied pecans
Baked Brie With Puff Pastry
Check out the baked brie recipe card below, grab those ingredients, and start baking! This is a delicious appetizer recipe for your holiday guests and the best thing to happen to a party. 😉
Then, share your comments below and share a picture of your brie on the Pinterest Pin! If you made any changes or added something different, be sure to share it with us so we can try it, too!
- 17 ounce container of puff pastry (it comes with two, but only use one)
- 8 ounces of brie cheese
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup chopped pecans
- 1-2 Tablespoon dried cranberries
- 1 egg white
- Thaw the puff pastry ahead of time.
- Preheat oven to 400-degrees.
- Cut the rind off of the top and sides of the brie (it can also be left on)
- Unfold the puff pastry and place on a greased cookie sheet.
- Place the brie in the center of the puff pastry.
- Top cheese with brown sugar, pecans, and cranberries.
- Fold the corner of the puff pastry over the top of the cheese and work your way around until the entire pastry is folded over the top.
- Press the center gently to keep it together as it cooks.
- Beat an egg white in a small bowl. Brush the puff pastry with the egg.
- Bake for 20-30 minutes or until the pastry is golden brown.
- Cut and serve immediately with crackers.
You can use a larger size brie if desired.
I personally think the brie tastes better with the top and sides of the rind cut off.
I used Ile De France Brie Cheese, which has great flavor.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 20 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 194Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 136mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 4g
Nutrition is approximate.