While living out in California, we ran across an awesome little company called Elegant Brie at one of the farmer’s market. They have this yummy appetizer that has brie with usually some tasty ingredients added like mushrooms or peppers or scallions or something added in and wrapped in a puff pastry with a pretty design on top. You can buy them frozen and just keep them ready for an easy but impressive appetizer. For Thanksgiving this year I wanted to try and create a similar version here in Texas. While it’s not exactly the same, it certainly is tasty and makes for a lovely addition to any appetizer table.
Beware: Completely thaw the puff pastry before trying to assemble. In an effort to recreate this at Christmas, I used a slightly frozen sheet of puff pastry and had, well an eruption! It still tasted good but alot of the yummy local brie was left on the pan…oh and put a piece of foil on the cookie sheet in case a leak happens. It makes clean up much easier.
- 1 sheet of puff pastry, thawed
- 1 wheel of brie
- olive oil
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a cookie sheet with a lip with foil.
- Unfold thawed puff pastry and place brie in the center.
- Fold pastry over the brie careful not to stretch or tear.
- Completely cover the cheese and cut off and extra pastry.
- Using a knife or cookie cutter, cut 3 leaves out of the pastry and place on top. Then roll 3 tiny balls for berries.
- Place 3 berries in a triangle in the center and the leaves off the 3 points.
- Brush with olive oil and bake for 30-35 minutes or until the pastry has puffed and is golden brown.
This appetizer can be served with crackers, veggies, jams or by itself.