Sunday, April 19, 2009

Baked Brie - Shower Recipe 1

My absolute favorite cheese is Brie. I could eat it all the time, but that would be bad. Even though my friend Brook doesn't like cheese (I know blasphemy, right?!) I really feel that no shower is complete without brie. And it was a big hit.

1 round wheel of brie
2 spoonfuls of apricot preserves (You can use any kind of jam you like. I just think apricot is a great match with the brie.)
1/4 cup sliced almonds
1 sheet of puff pastry (Can find in the freezer section of the grocery store. Usually comes two per package. Take one out and let thaw for 30 minutes on a baking sheet.)
1 egg, beaten
Granny Smith apple slices
wheat crackers (I like Ritz Simply Socials)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut the wheel of brie in half, remove the top. Spread an even layer of apricot preserves on top of the brie. Then sprinkle the almond slices on top of the preserves. Place the top of the brie back on. Unfold the puff pastry onto a baking sheet. Place the brie in the middle and fold up the edges of the pastry. Brush with the egg to secure the edges. Flip the brie over so the seam side is down. Brush the top with the egg. Bake in the oven for roughly 20 minutes or until the pastry is golden brown. Allow it to set for a few minutes. Cut into the brie and serve on crackers or apples.

1 comment:

  1. um... no cheese? what is wrong with her? LOL