Baked Brie en Croute
Yesterday I shared a picture of Peter and I hard at work on a tasty treat for the holidays. And today I am sharing the recipe for: Baked Brie en Croute with dried cherries, and pecans. It's not my recipe, I got it here. It's super easy and sooo delicious! Your family, friends, holiday guests, strangers, will love you for serving this!Ingredients:
1 package Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry Sheets (package comes with 2 sheets, you will only need one)
1 tablespoon water
1/3 cup dried cherries, softened
1/4 cup chopped toasted pecans
1/4 cup honey
1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary leaves (optional- I didn't have any when we made it last week and it's still divine)
1 (13.2 ounce) round Brie cheese
1. Thaw the pastry sheet at room temperature for 40 minutes or until it's easy to handle.
2. Heat the oven to 400 degrees F.
3. Beat the egg and water in a small bowl with a fork for egg wash.
4. Unfold the pastry sheet on a lightly floured surface. Roll the pastry sheet into a 14-inch square.
5. Stir the cherries, pecans, honey and rosemary in a small bowl. Spread the cherry mixture into the center of the pastry square. Top with the cheese round.
7. Brush the edges of the pastry with the egg mixture. Fold two opposite sides of the pastry over the cheese. Trim the remaining two sides of the pastry square to 2-inches from the edge of the cheese. Fold the sides up onto the cheese and press the edges to seal. (Basically just cover the cheese with the pastry and try not to have tons of extra dough).
8. Place the pastry-wrapped cheese seam-side down onto a baking sheet. Brush the pastry with the egg mixture.
9. Decorate the top with pastry scraps or additional rosemary, if desired. Brush the pastry with the egg mixture.
10. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until the pastry is deep golden brown. Let stand for 45 minutes to 1 hour (uh... yeah right. I guess this would make the cheese less melty but I don't have the patience to wait that long).
11. Serve with the crackers or bread or apples slices.
*Peter and I made this together. Doesn't food taste better when it's made with your sweetheart?