Nov 9, 2016

Baked Brie with Honey

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Baked Brie, or Brie en croûte, consists of a wheel of Brie wrapped in buttery crescent roll dough with honey baked to until crispy and golden brown.

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Baked Brie, or Brie en croûte, consists of a wheel of brie wrapped in buttery pastry dough then baked to until crispy and golden brown. While it’s typically made with puff pastry I roll out prepared crescent roll dough as a buttery shortcut.

This dish is one of the favorites in my dinner party menu rotation. It’s one of the easiest appetizers to make – wrap a wheel of brie in already prepared dough and then bake. When you cut into the flaky dough the melted cheese oozes out – perfect for spreading on crackers or eating with fruit. It’s easy to make plus who doesn’t love pigging out on cheese? Yes, you can eat the rind of the Brie.

Baked Brie with Honey

baked brie with honey

Key Ingredients in This Recipe

  • Brie – Brie is washed rind cow’s milk cheese with a wonderful buttery flavor and creamy texture. When buying your cheese for this recipe look for a double cream Brie. Triple cream will be a bit too gooey. You want a cheese that will become gooey without becoming runny.
  • Crescent rolls – Traditionally brie en croute (baked Brie) is made with puff pastry. In this recipe I opt for an easy alternative and use rolled out buttery crescent roll dough. I typically use Pillsbury brand.

How to Make Baked Brie with Crescent Rolls

  1. Let Brie sit at room temperature. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Take the brie out of the fridge and let sit at room temperature for at least 30 minutes. Cut a strip of waxed paper and place it over a baking sheet.
  2. Prep the dough. Open the crescent rolls and divide into two squares. Place one square on the prepared baking sheet, pushing together any perforations in the dough. Use a cookie cutter to cut a 3-inch circle from the remaining square and set aside.
  3. Wrap the Brie Place the brie in the middle of the dough square and begin to fold the dough over the sides of the cheese, pleating the upper edges to fit tightly around the cheese.
  4. Add honey and close the dough. Before the top is completely covered, add the honey on top and then top with the remaining circle of dough.
  5. Bake the Brie. Close up the dough so the wheel is entirely covered. Brush the dough with the egg yolk then bake the Brie until the dough is cooked through and golden brown, about 30 minutes.
  6. Assemble and serve. Top with pomegranate seeds and walnuts if desired. Serve warm with crackers and apple slices.
baked brie brie en croute

Tips and Tricks for This Recipe

  • Substitutions – You can substitute any jam of choice for the honey. Personally I like using raspberry or fig jam as either goes just as well with the taste of the Brie.

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Baked Brie with Honey

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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Serves 8

Ingredients:

  • 1 (8-ounce) package of pre-made crescent roll dough
  • 1 (8-ounce) wheel of Brie cheese
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 egg yolk, beaten
  • Pomegranate seeds, for topping (optional)
  • Chopped walnuts, for topping (optional)
  • Crackers, for serving
  • Green apple slices, for serving

Instructions:

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Take the brie out of the fridge and let sit at room temperature for at least 30 minutes. Cut a strip of waxed paper and place it over a baking sheet.
  • Open the crescent rolls and divide into two squares. Place one square on the prepared baking sheet, pushing together any perforations in the dough. Use a cookie cutter to cut a 3-inch circle from the remaining square and set aside.
  • Place the brie in the middle of the dough square and begin to fold the dough over the sides of the cheese, pleating the upper edges to fit tightly around the cheese.
  • Before the top is completely covered, add the honey on top and then top with the remaining circle of dough.
  • Close up the dough so the wheel is entirely covered. Brush the dough with the egg yolk then bake the Brie until the dough is cooked through and golden brown, about 30 minutes.
  • Top with pomegranate seeds and walnuts if desired. Serve warm with crackers and apple slices.

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