With every family gathering of mine there’s a mind-boggling amount of food (and eating–let’s not be ridiculous we don’t just let it sit there looking pretty). And when my mom and I get going in the kitchen there is just no stopping us. We love cooking and we love entertaining. I like to believe I have inherited her abilities, but I think I am still a master chef in-training. Today’s lesson: the baked Brie appetizer.
If you like melted cheese and pastry dough and super easy recipes, well then look no further. This recipe was made for you! The steps of this recipe are basic, the dish is quick to prepare, and you get to be super creative about what you want to put on top!
My mom and I made this last weekend while I was visiting home. Because we wanted to try multiple different kinds of toppings for our baked Brie, we divided the wheel in half. One half was covered in a sweet and sour slaw and roasted almonds.
The other half we covered with mango chutney and roasted almonds. Please, try to resist drooling on your keyboards.
These appetizers were so well-received my family essentially resorted to eating slices of this cheesy goodness, skipping the cheese and cracker combo all together!
- Brie cheese
- Refrigerated pastry dough
- Spray on olive oil
- Toppings of choice (various jams, chutneys, pesto, roasted nuts…this is where your creativity comes in!)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Roll out the pastry dough and place the brie cheese on the layers. Wrap the pastry dough one layer at a time, spraying olive oil lightly in-between each layer. Top the last layer with olive oil and pop into the oven for about 15-20 minutes. Be sure to keep a close eye on your Brie as it is baking, over temperatures can vary and the pastry dough cooks fast! Once the pastry dough is golden brown, take your Brie out of the oven and let it cool for a couple of minutes. Add your favorite toppings to your baked Brie and enjoy!