Brie En Croute…The Perfect Appetizer for the Holidays! - The Monmouth Moms


Regular contributor and chef, Anna Gass of the Heirloom Kitchen, shares an easy go to holiday recipe that is sure to be a crowd pleaser!


Anna loves brie and when you wrap it in puff pastry and stuff it with sweet filling, it can’t really get any better. She make this appetizer for every get together and there is never, ever any leftover. Another plus? You can leave them pre made in the freezer and pop them in the oven whenever some unexpected guests drop in…WIN!


Serves 6 to 8

• 1 Medium Brie, entire wheel

• 1 Sheet Puff Pastry, I love Dufour

• 1 cup chopped pecans, toasted

• 1 cup dried craisins, apricots, golden raisins or any other dried fruit of choice

• 1/2 cup brown sugar



1. Cut Brie in half lengthwise. Sprinkle all other ingredients inside starting with brown sugar. Place top of brie on top and press down.

2. Roll out puff pastry sheet and place brie in middle. Wrap the brie up with the puff pastry and turn over.

3. Place brie in freezer for at least an hour so puff pastry refreezes.

4. Heat oven to 425. Place parchment paper on a sheet tray with brie on top.

5. Heat in oven for at least 15 minutes. Brie is done when the puff pastry is evenly brown on all sides.


To serve, place on a large platter with crackers, small cheese knives and cut bread. Cut a small wedge out so the melty goodness starts to pour. Enjoy!

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