Apricot & Almond Brie Baked in Puff Pastry

Apricot & Almond Brie Baked in Puff Pastry
Recipe by Dragon

I love entertaining during the holiday but I also like having a good time at my parties. That's why I like easy to prepare and serve appetizers like this one. It comes together in minutes and can be popped in the oven just before guests arrive. Warm and gooey brie is always a hit with a crowd....in fact this one is usually devoured in minutes.  I added apricot jam and spiced almonds to this baked brie in puff pastry. The flavours compliment each other brilliantly. Enjoy!

Serves: 10

1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
1 (8 ounce) package double cream brie cheese, round
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/4 cup sliced almonds
Pinch cayenne
Pinch cinnamon
Pinch cardamom
Pinch salt
1/4 cup apricot preserves
1 egg, beaten with a tablespoon of water

1. Preheat oven to 425. Lightly grease a baking sheet.

2. Heat the oil in a fry pan over medium heat.  Add the almonds and toast, stirring until golden brown, about 3-4 minutes. Turn off the heat and stir in spices and salt. Reserve some almonds for garnish

3. Roll puff pastry out slightly. Slice brie in half horizontally. Place bottom portion on the puff pastry, spread 1/2 of the preserves on cut surface and sprinkle with 1/2 of the almonds. Top with remaining cheese, spread remaining preserves and almonds on top.

4. Bundle puff pastry up and around the cheese. Brush the outside of the bundle with the egg wash and sprinkle the top the reserved nuts

5. Bake for 20-25 minutes.  Let cool for five minutes. Serve with your favorite sliced baguette.


Patsyk said...

I've always loved appy's like this... brie gets so completely fabulous when it's all melty!

Priya Suresh said...

Droolworthy puff pastry..

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