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Guest Post: baked brie

Marissa here again, reporting today with the greatest thing in the world (in my opinion) – baked brie!  I am a cheese freak, and brie has been my favorite for years.  It’s probably something to do with the way I was raised.  We are a bit of a cheese family. 

Add puff pastry and apricot preserves to the greatest cheese, and you have absolute perfection on a cracker.  I was trying to find an appetizer Mom did not have on the blog yet and was so excited that this didn’t show up in my index search.  The three of us (Mom, Dad, and I) completely demolished this entire baked brie round while playing board games and before sitting down to the salad from yesterday’s post and The Amazing Race finale. 

It was a good Mother’s Day evening.

Baked Brie with Apricot Preserves

10-inch round puff pastry rolled to 1/4-inch thickness (I used a 10-inch tart pan bottom to cut mine into a perfect circle)
1 round of Brie cheese, 6-8 ounces, and about 4 1/2 inches in diameter, chilled
1/2 cup apricot preserves
Egg wash: 1 egg beaten with 1 tablespoon of water

Water crackers, for serving

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.  Transfer the round of puff pastry to the prepared baking pan.

Using a sharp knife, cut the disc of cheese in half horizontally to create two thinner discs.

Set the bottom disk of brie in the center of the puff pastry round.  Spread about 1/4 cup of the apricot preserves over the surface of the cheese.

Top with the remaining cheese disc and then layer with the other 1/4 cup of apricot preserves.

Bring the puff pastry up around the edges of the brie round. Fold up the edges to expose only a small portion of the top surface.  Brush the puff pastry lightly with the egg wash.

Bake until the puff pastry is golden all over and crisp, about 30 minutes. Let rest for 5 minutes, then transfer to a serving platter along with a knife and crackers.

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1 Linda Hopkins { 05.10.11 at 11:42 AM }

Thanks again, baby girl! For the great Mother’s Day dinner and for your gift of 2 guest blog posts! Love you so much. xoxoxo

2 Patti Pullen { 05.10.11 at 12:14 PM }

Thanks Marissa! You did a great job filling in for your mom and giving her a couple of days off. My Mother’s Day included watching the Amazing Race Finale too! Love that show although wish I would of had your brie and salad to go along with it. xxoo p

3 Linda Hopkins { 05.10.11 at 12:16 PM }

Hi Patti, Marissa and I so want to be on the Amazing Race, we’d probably strangle each other, but it would be worth it for that type of adventure and experience. Many kisses and hugs to you! xoxo

4 Nancy { 05.11.11 at 1:14 PM }

Wow….this is surely something to look forward to when my little girl gets older! That brie looks so delicious – it’s one thing I miss about being in Mexico – no really amazing cheese, even though we found a good Gouda yesterday. Does that count for “really good?”. Loved this blog and the sentiment and love that went into it. Thanks for much for sharing a special moment and memory with us all…..xoxox -N

5 Ginger Tunheim { 05.14.11 at 7:37 AM }

Marissa, thanks for sharing the brie appetizer recipe and salad. I can’t wait to try them. I love brie too and always like new things to try.

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