Recipe from Two Peas and Their Pod
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.
- 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
- 1 (8 ounce) round brie cheese
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1/2 cup roughly chopped pecans
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
- 1 egg, beaten
- Crackers, crostini, apple slices, for serving
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Place the brie on a serving platter and serve warm with crackers, crostini, and/or apple slices.
Calories: 239.63kcal | Carbohydrates: 15.58g | Protein: 6.26g | Fat: 17.26g | Saturated Fat: 6.22g | Cholesterol: 34.98mg | Sodium: 184.28mg | Potassium: 72.9mg | Fiber: 0.75g | Sugar: 5.86g | Vitamin A: 160.45IU | Calcium: 47.26mg | Iron: 0.82mg