Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Brie En Croute

 This is probably my favorite appetizer. I could probably eat the whole thing, if I would allow myself the luxury.  But I was a good girl and only had two little slices. It tastes like you worked all day, and it probably only takes about 10 minutes to prepare this dish once the puff-pastry has defrosted.  Recipe from Paula Deen of Foodnetwork

Printable Version:
1 sheet frozen Pepperidge Farm puff pastry
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1/2 cup walnuts
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 (8oz) wheel of Brie cheese
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 egg, beaten
Crackers for serving
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Defrost puff pastry for approximately 15-20 minutes and unfold.
In a saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Saute the walnuts in the butter until golden brown, approximately 5 minutes.  Add the cinnamon and stir until walnuts are coated well. Place the brie in the middle of the puff-pastry. Place the walnut mixture on top of the brie and sprinkle the brown sugar over the mixture. Gather up the edges of the brie, pressing around the brie and gather at the top. Gently squeeze together the excess dough and tie together with a piece of kitchen twine. Brush the beaten egg over top and side of puff-pastry. Place on a cookie sheet and bake for 20 minutes until pastry is golden brown. Serve with crackers.

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