Baked Brie appetizer is a go-to appetizer for any occasion!
Crescent rolls surround creamy brie cheese that is topped with jam and nuts.
Baked brie is both simple and sophisticated!
What Is Baked Brie En Croute?
Baked brie is often associated with the words “en croute” . What does this fancy word mean? It simply means that brie cheese is wrapped with some sort of bread and then baked.
You will often find brie baked in puff pastry, but crescent rolls are just as easy and delicious! This recipe is going to be a favorite; it will be one that you lean on over and over again because of the flavor, the versatility, and the simplicity.
How To Make Baked Brie
To begin, you will unroll one tube of crescent roll dough. Separate the dough into two equal squares (the dough naturally has two separate portions) and pinch the seams together.
Place one square on a baking tray covered in parchment paper or a serving dish that has been sprayed with nonstick spray. Carefully cut off the waxy top of your brie round. This is an optional step, however, doing this ensures that you will get perfectly melty cheese as soon as you make that first cut.
The rest of the wax can stay on, it is totally edible and once baked, hardly noticeable. Top your brie with the jam and the walnuts and carefully place the second square over top. Fold the dough over the cheese, pinching the dough together as you go.
Lightly brush the dough with a lightly beaten egg, place on a baking sheet and bake!
The brie should be golden brown and served warm.
Can I Make Baked Brie Ahead of Time?
Entertaining can be hectic, so any shortcuts are always welcome! If you want to make baked brie in advance, you can prep and assemble your brie and place it unwrapped in the fridge for 1-2 days.
Note: if you are prepping in advance add the jam and nuts just before baking. When ready, take it out of the fridge and bake it right away. You can also freeze prepped brie (again without the jam) for up to a month if sealed tightly. However, you cannot freeze already baked brie.
Can Baked Brie Be Reheated?
Yes, baked brie can be reheated. Place your brie on a baking dish and reheat on the lowest oven setting for 20 minutes or until the outer layer is crisp again. This is appetizer is always a hit!
What Goes Well With Baked Brie?
Serve the baked brie recipe any way you like! My preference is to serve this with sturdy crackers, bagel chips, crusty bread or toasted bread rounds. Serve this with anything that can hold up the gooey, melted cheese!
What Wine Pairs Baked Brie?
Chardonnay works well with the creaminess of the brie, plus it has a bright, cleansing flavor.
Pinot Noir is also a good choice. It is a light, full-bodied wine that will not overpower the cheese.
Riesling balances the slightly sweet flavor of this baked brie. It is slightly acidic but manages to highlight the diary sweetness.
If you don’t want to use store-bought fig jam, check out the Homemade Fig Jam Recipe!
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- 1 tube crescent rolls
- 1 8 oz round of Brie
- ⅓ cup fig jam
- 3 tablespoons chopped walnuts
- 1 egg lightly beaten
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a baking dish with non-stick spray or line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- Unwrap the crescent dough. Separate the dough on the center perforation to get two squares, pinch any seems together.
- Place one square on your prepared baking surface. Cut the top off of the cheese round and place the cheese on the center of your dough. Top the cheese with jam and walnuts. Place the second square over the top of the cheese, pressing the dough together.
- Lift edges of dough up and over the cheese to form a bundle, pressing the dough together. Brush the top of the dough with the egg wash.
- Bake brie for 25 minutes or until golden.
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Nutrition InformationYield 12 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 114Total Fat 7gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 36mgSodium 137mgCarbohydrates 7gFiber 0gSugar 5gProtein 5g