Baked Brie

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Baked Brie-brie cheese topped with pure maple syrup, brown sugar, pecans, cinnamon, and wrapped in puff pastry, and baked until golden brown. Serve the melty brie with crackers, bread, or apple slices.

Baked Brie

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Baked Brie

BAKED BRIE! Those two words are music to my ears. I LOVE baked brie, especially during the holiday months. Baked brie is the ultimate holiday appetizer. Every party and holiday meal NEEDS to start with baked brie. Am I right? I think so!

This easy appetizer is always a hit and it is SO easy to make, which is very important during the busy holiday months. We don’t have time to be slaving away in the kitchen. We need quick and easy, but still impressive recipes to serve to our friends and family.

This easy baked brie recipe fits all of those requirements. It’s easy to prep, easy to make, and very easy to eat. Too easy..ha! It’s SO good! I can never walk away from the brie!

Baked Brie Puff Pastry

Baked Brie in Puff Pastry

Baked brie wrapped in puff pastry is the king of all brie, in my opinion. Don’t worry, we aren’t making puff pastry from scratch. I buy frozen puff pastry, it’s a lifesaver!

You will need to thaw the puff pastry before you wrap the wheel of brie, so make sure you take the puff pastry out of the freezer 30 to 40 minutes before you get started.

When the brie is hugged by puff pastry and baked, magic happens. The puff pastry gets golden brown and buttery and the brie gets melty and oooh so creamy. I like to hide maple, pecans, cinnamon, and brown sugar inside for a sweet surprise. This puff pastry brie is PERFECTION!

Baked Brie Puff Pastry Recipe

Baked Brie Ingredients

You can find all of the ingredients at your Kroger store and if you are too busy to go grocery shopping you, Kroger has you covered with simple and easy in-store pickup and delivery.

  • Puff Pastry-find puff pastry in the freezer aisle! You will need one sheet for this recipe, you can save the other sheet for another time. I guarantee you will want to make this baked brie over and over again.
  • Brie cheese-You will need an 8 oz round of brie cheese for this recipe. I love Private Selection Double Crème Brie.
  • Butter-You need a little butter for sautéing the pecans.
  • Pecans-the nutty pecans pair so well with the brie and are a nice surprise when you cut it open!
  • Cinnamon-cinnamon is my favorite holiday spice and so good in this baked brie.
  • Brown Sugar-brie pairs really well with sweet.
  • Pure Maple Syrup-adding a little pure maple syrup adds another level of sweet! I love Private Selection Pure Maple Syrup, make sure you use the good stuff and not regular pancake syrup:)
  • Egg-you need an egg wash for brushing the puff pastry.

Do you Have to Remove the Rind?

No, you don’t have to remove the rind before baking brie. The rind is edible and I don’t even think you can taste it after the brie is baked.

If you want to remove the rind, you can use a sharp knife to carefully cut off the thin rind of the cheese at the top of the wheel. This is easier to do when the brie is cold.

How to Bake Brie

How to Make Baked Brie

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set the thawed puff pastry sheet on top, laid out in a rectangle.
  • Toast the pecans in melted butter and season with cinnamon. Immediately pour pecans into a small bowl. Add the brown sugar and stir until combined.
  • Place brie round in the middle of the puff pastry. The rind is edible, so I don’t cut it off. It helps hold the shape of the brie. If you want to remove it, you can use a sharp knife to carefully cut off the thin top rind of the cheese. This is easier to do when the brie is cold.
  • Top the brie with pure maple syrup and the toasted pecan brown sugar mixture.
  • Wrap the brie in puff pastry. Fold one edge of the puff pastry dough over the brie and brush the top with egg wash, using a pastry brush. Fold up the opposite side then brush top dough with egg wash. Repeat with remaining edges until the brie is completely covered in the puff pastry, trimming off excess dough edges if necessary. You can use excess dough to make decorations to place on top of brie, if desired. Press the dough together to make sure it sealed tightly. Brush the top and sides of the wrapped brie with egg wash.
  • Bake for 20 to 30 minutes or until the pastry is a golden brown. Remove from the oven and let the brie sit for 10 to 15 minutes.

What to Serve with Baked Brie

I like to serve baked brie on a large platter or cheese board with the following to make a pretty presentation.

  • Crackers
  • Crostini
  • Apple slices
  • Pear slices
  • Grapes
  • Pomegranate seeds
  • Nuts
  • Fresh herbs

If you want to keep things simple, you can just cut into the oozy, melty baked brie and eat it as is! It is good by itself too! You will LOVE the maple brown sugar pecan surprise inside. It makes the baked brie extra special!

Baked Brie Recipe

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Baked Brie

Brie cheese topped with pure maple syrup, brown sugar, pecans, and wrapped in puff pastry, and baked until golden delicious. Serve the melty baked brie with crackers, bread, or apple slices.

4 from 1 vote
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
22 minutes
Total Time
40 minutes
Cuisine
American
Servings
12

Ingredients

  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 1 {8 ounce round) Brie cheese (I use Private Selection Double Crème Brie)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup roughly chopped pecans
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Private Selection pure maple syrup
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Crackers, crostini, apple slices, for serving

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the thawed puff pastry sheet on the prepared baking sheet. Note-the puff pastry will take about 40 minutes to thaw. Read package instructions.
  2. In a small saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add the pecans and cinnamon and heat until browned and fragrant, stirring occasionally, about 2 to 3 minutes. Immediately pour pecans into a small bowl. Add the brown sugar and stir until combined. It is ok if the brown sugar melts a little.
  3. Place brie round in the middle of the puff pastry. The rind is edible, so I don’t cut it off. It helps hold the shape of the brie. If you want to remove it, you can use a sharp knife to carefully cut off the thin top rind of the cheese. This is easier to do when the brie is cold.
  4. Pour pure maple syrup over the top of the brie round. Place the toasted pecan and brown sugar mixture on top of brie. Gently press so it stays on top of the brie.
  5. Fold one edge of the puff pastry dough over the brie and brush the top with egg wash, using a pastry brush. Fold up the opposite side then brush top dough with egg wash. Repeat with remaining edges until the brie is completely covered in the puff pastry, trimming off excess dough edges if necessary. You can use excess dough to make decorations to place on top of brie, if desired. Press the dough together to make sure it sealed tightly. Brush the top and sides of the wrapped brie with egg wash.
  6. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes or until the pastry is a golden brown. Remove from the oven and let the brie sit for 10 to 15 minutes.
  7. Place the brie on a serving platter and serve warm with crackers, crostini, and/or apple slices.
Nutrition Facts
Baked Brie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 239.63 Calories from Fat 155
% Daily Value*
Fat 17.26g27%
Saturated Fat 6.22g31%
Cholesterol 34.98mg12%
Sodium 184.28mg8%
Potassium 72.9mg2%
Carbohydrates 15.58g5%
Fiber 0.75g3%
Sugar 5.86g7%
Protein 6.26g13%
Vitamin A 160.45IU3%
Calcium 47.26mg5%
Iron 0.82mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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I’m Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. Could this be assembled a few hours ahead of time, refrigerated, then baked? Sounds lovely and thinking of taking this to our Thanksgiving gathering.

  2. This looks great, Maria and Josh. I am going to make it for our family on Thanksgiving.
    I love the presentation too so will replicate it as best as I can.

    1. Looks amazing so I’m planning to make it for Thanksgiving this week. Can I make it the day before and bake it when I get there or does this need to be assembled, baked then eaten warm?

    2. You can assemble it at your house day of and then take it and bake there. If you have to reheat, it is still good, but best when fresh!

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