Holiday entertaining is all foods that make you and your guests feel good. Baking brie in a puffed pastry crust is a gooey and warm way to let everyone know you care. You can stick any ingredients in the pastry with the cheese…I like apricot onion “jam” or simply walnuts and honey. However, if you like sweeter brie en croute, add brown sugar, butter, and any assortment of fruits and nuts you have on hand! This is really a versatile, quick, and deceptively fancy holiday party must!
1 ½ Vidalia onions (thinly sliced)
¼ – ½ cup apricot preserves
1 small wheel of brie
1 sheet frozen puffed pastry
1 teaspoon water
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
While the puffed pastry defrosts, thinly slice the onion. Put onion slices into a skillet with 2 tablespoons of butter on low heat. Cover and allow to caramelize – around 20-30 minutes (stir occasionally). When the onions are nicely caramelized, add the apricot preserves and mix in. Allow to cool.
Meanwhile, take the defrosted puffed pastry sheet and roll out using a rolling pin. Put the wheel of brie in the center of the sheet. Top the brie with the apricot onion jam.
Take the corners of the pastry sheet and bring to the center. Basically you’re making a sealed brie puff, so make sure there are no holes or cracks!
Beat the egg with water. Using a pastry brush, brush the egg mixture onto the top of the pastry. This allows it to become golden in the oven.
Put into the oven for 25-30 minutes, or until golden brown.
Remove from the oven and allow it to cool for around 5 minutes before you cut into it.