Thursday, April 13, 2017

Baked Brie & Fig Spread in Puff Pastry

Want to add a little elegance to this year's' Easter menu?  Whether you're hosting brunch, lunch or dinner, or need to bring a dish with you, this elegant baked brie appetizer in puff pastry is sure to be a hit.   Not only does it taste amazing and look impressive, it's super easy to pull together.  

Delicious, gooey baked brie melts inside a shell of golden brown puff pastry. Fig spread adds just the right amount of sweetness and pecans give a little crunch.   Seriously, this recipe is so good, you may just want to put a slice on top of salad and call it dinner!

Be sure to leave enough prep time to thaw the puff pastry, so it's easy to roll.  If you're feeding a larger crowd  you can use a 10 to 12 ounce wheel of Brie.  Just roll the pastry out a little larger so it fits around the the Brie and increase the amount of fig spread and pecans.  The baking time will be the same.  You can bake this ahead of time and warm up slightly in the oven before serving.  Be sure it's not too hot when you serve it. The Brie should be slightly melty but not too runny.
Recipe developed for Dalmatia
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1 egg 
1 tablespoon water 
all-purpose flour 
1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed 
1/2 cup Dalmatia Fig Spread - Original or Dalmatia Fig Spread with Orange 
1/2 cup chopped pecans 
1 (7 oz.) Eiffel Tower Brie Cheese Round 

Preheat oven to 400°F. Beat egg and water in small bowl. Sprinkle flour on work surface. Unfold pastry sheet on work surface. Roll pastry into a 10-inch square. Spread Fig Spread in a 6-inch circle in center of pastry. Top with pecans.

Place Brie in center of pastry. Fold pastry up over Brie to cover, pressing gently to seal seams. Brush seams with egg mixture. Place seam-side down onto baking sheet. Brush pastry with egg mixture.

Bake 20 minutes or until pastry is golden brown. Let stand at least 20 minutes before slicing. Serve with crackers and fruit if desired.

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