Baked Brie in Puff Pastry

Baked Brie in Puff Pastry is an addictive party appetizer that’s so easy to make! Wrap a wheel of brie in thawed puff pastry, brush on an egg wash, and bake until the puff pastry is flaky and golden and the cheese is gooey when cutting into the appetizer.

Serve your baked brie appetizer with freshly sliced figs and strawberries, nuts and honey, or cranberry sauce for the holidays.

honey drizzled on fresh baked brie with puff pastry appetizer

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT BAKED BRIE IN PUFF PASTRY

Baking cheese that’s first wrapped in puff pastry is a delicious way to contain oozing warm melted cheese and something to hold onto as you pull it apart. The technique to baking cheese first originated in Scandinavia which then grew in demand around the world in the 1900s.

This recipe can be made with any size cheese wheel, increasing or decreasing the amount of puff pastry that you’d need depending on the size of the cheese.

side view shot of puff pastry wrapped baked brie with fresh fruit and walnuts

HOW SHOULD I STORE THIS BAKED BRIE?

Leftover baked brie in puff pastry can be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container for 2-3 days. Reheat in the oven to serve again. Of course, you won’t have any leftover at all. This is a “Just in case”.

HOW SHOULD I SERVE BAKED BRIE IN PUFF PASTRY FIGS AND STRAWBERRIES?

From my experience of making this tasty appetizer for many parties, it’s best to allow the freshly baked brie in puff pastry to sit for 10 minutes before serving.

This time allows the very hot and running cheese to thicken slightly (while still scoopable) and will also prevent any mouth burns!

While you can serve your baked brie in puff pastry on a platter, I recommend using a pie dish which will help to contain oozing cheese and makes it easier to scoop the cheese.

overhead shot of baked brie in a fresh puff pastry with candied walnuts and sliced figs

WHAT TOPPINGS CAN I ADD TO THIS APPETIZER?

This baked brie in puff pastry figs and strawberries can be topped with roasted nuts, caramelized onions, cranberry sauce, jam, baked apples or sliced figs and strawberries.

CAN THIS EASILY BE REHEATED?

Yes, you can. While baked brie in puff pastry will always taste the best when enjoyed immediately after baked for the first time, you can reheat it in the oven at 200F until the cheese is warm and gooey.

If you are worried that the baked puff pastry may brown too much while reheating, cover the cheese with aluminum foil.

fresh figs and strawberries with fresh baked brie in puff pastry appetizer

TIPS FOR MAKING THIS DELICIOUS BAKED GOOEY APPETIZER

  • If you want to make this ahead of time, you can either assemble the cheese in puff pastry to store in the fridge for a day or freeze it. When ready to bake, add the egg wash and increase the baking time if baking from frozen.
  • You can make a gluten-free version of this appetizer by using gluten-free puff pastry.
  • This technique of wrapping brie wheels in puff pastry to bake can be used on any size cheese wheel. You can use a large brie wheel when entertaining a larger crowd or a smaller brie wheel for a smaller event. You will need to adjust the baking time according to the size of the cheese wheel selected for this appetizer.

Serve your baked brie in puff pastry with your favorite crackers or sliced baguette to scoop up all that delicious gooey cheese.

fresh sliced figs and walnuts topped baked brie in puff pastry

MORE EASY APPETIZERS TO ENJOY

Yield: 4-6 Servings

Baked Brie in Puff Pastry

Baked Brie in Puff Pastry

Easy party appetizers baked brie in puff pastry with drizzled honey and fresh sliced figs is always a winner!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 sheet puff pastry
  • 8 oz brie wheel
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon water

Toppings:

  • Figs
  • Strawberries
  • Roasted walnuts

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 F. Line a baking tray with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Make an egg wash by mixing one egg yolk with one tablespoon of water in a small bowl. Set aside.
  3. Roll a thawed sheet of puff pastry out to ensure it is wide enough to fold over and fully cover the brie wheel.
  4. Put the puff pastry sheet on the tray lined with parchment paper. Place the brie wheel in the center of the puff pastry and drizzle two tablespoons of honey on top.
  5. Grab all corners of puff pastry and twist into a tight knot. Press the puff pastry against the brie and brush the top with egg wash. It will help keep the pastry together.
  6. Bake for about 25 minutes until it is nicely browned.
  7. Serve fresh as an appetizer on its own or on a platter with roasted walnuts and slices of fresh figs and strawberries. Enjoy!

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