Holiday Recipe: Baked Brie

I feel so honored to be a guest contributor for this wonderful website that Kim created for caregivers. I have a 2 ½ month old baby girl (Glen’s great granddaughter!), so it’s not always easy for me to cook and entertain, which is something I absolutely love to do. Baked brie with fig preserves is a quick and easy appetizer recipe that’s perfect for the holidays and is guaranteed to be loved by all.
– Jessica Olson (@JessWren)

Here are your four simple ingredients:

1. (1) sheet of puff pastry, thawed to room temperature

2. 1/4 cup of slivered almonds

3. 1/4 cup of fig preserves

4. (1) 8oz. Wheel of brie cheese


Directions:

Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.

Lightly butter or grease a cookie sheet or pie pan.

CareLiving Holiday Recipe: Baked brie with fig preserves

Place your dough in the pie pan and spread half of your slivered almonds (1/8 cup) in the middle.

CareLiving Holiday Recipe: Baked brie with fig preserves

Cover one side of your brie wheel with the preserves of your choice, I prefer figs.

CareLiving Holiday Recipe: Baked brie with fig preserves

Place the wheel of cheese (preserves side down) on top of the almonds and then coat the top and sides with more preserves.

Sprinkle the remaining 1/8 cup of almonds on top of the cheese.

CareLiving Holiday Recipe: Baked brie with fig preserves

Bundle the puff pastry up and around the cheese.

CareLiving Holiday Recipe: Baked brie with fig preserves

Bake in oven for 20-25 minutes or until the crust begins to brown.

Let cool for 5 minutes.

Serve with your favorite crackers or bread.
*Note, if you bake in a pie dish, it’s easier to serve and contain the melted cheese!

2 Comments

  1. Robin Fischette says:

    That looks amazing Jessica – thank you for this. I will definitely try it!

  2. Wow, looks yummy!

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