I have been looking for some good recipes to make this weekend for the 4th. While on my search for the perfect potato salad, I somehow got off track and came across the perfect appetizer to put out….Brie en Croute from trusty Nana P (Paula Deen). I have never had this before, but can only imagine that it taste amazing. I tasted brie for the first time last year and fell in love!
The pastry looks so soft and buttery…perfect!
But, I still need a good potato salad recipe that is on the lighter side if anyone has any suggestions.
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 small (8-ounce) wheel Brie
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 sheet frozen puff pastry (package comes with 2 sheets)
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Crackers, for serving
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Defrost 1 sheet of puff pastry for approximately 15 to 20 minutes and unfold (place remaining sheet in freezer for later use). Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Saute walnuts in butter until golden brown, approximately 5 minutes. Add the cinnamon and stir until walnuts are well coated. Place walnuts on top of Brie and sprinkle brown sugar on top of nuts.
Lay the puff pastry out on a flat surface. Place the brie in the center of the pastry. Gather up the edges of the brie, 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.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Ease of Preparation: Easy
Yields: 8 Servings