Friday, November 25, 2011

Brie en Croute

(photo stolen from The Girl Who Ate Everything)

Three words for this recipe: Oh.My.God.

Amazingly good.
I could have gobbled the entire thing, but a girl has to maintain her composure in a crowd.

This is a great recipe to bring to someone's house for an appetizer.
DEFINITELY a keeper.

Recipe courtesy of Paula Deen (The Food Network)

Show: Paula's Home Cooking Episode: Formal Entertaining
Total Time: 58 min.Prep10 min. Inactive20 min. Cook28 min.
Yield:8 servings, Level:Easy

1 sheet frozen puff pastry, pre-packaged
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1/2 cup walnuts
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 (8-ounce) wheel Brie
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 egg, beaten
Crackers, for serving

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Defrost puff pastry for approximately 15 to 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 walnut mixture on top of the Brie and sprinkle the brown sugar over the mixture.
Lay the puff pastry out on a flat surface.
Place the brie in the center of the pastry.
Gather up the edges of the pastry, 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 Brie.
Place Brie on a cookie sheet and bake for 20 minutes until pastry is golden brown.

Serve with crackers.

To give a special look, cut extra pastry into heart or flower shapes and bake until golden.

Note Paula has another version of this recipe that uses raspberry jam



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