Have you ever woken up and NEEDED brie immediately?? I have and today was one of those days! I love brie served anyway but I especially love the ooey gooey deliciousness of baked apricot brie wrapped in a warm puff pastry. It's Divine! The creamy cheese, sweet apricots and crunch of the puff pastry makes this irresistible and bordering illegal, in my opinion. This appetizer is sure to make you all warm and fussy inside!
I would recommend using a very nice wheel of brie. The cheese is what really makes this appetizer, so go big! I paired the brie with a sliced french baguette but crackers work just fine too. After that first gooey bite doesn't it feel like you are frolicking around Seine-et Marne in France? This is actually where brie originated. Isn't it beautiful!
This is not a low calorie dish. I repeat not low cal! So be sure to enjoy it to the fullest and relish every minute.
1 Sheet Frozen Puff Pastry (thawed)
3/4 cup apricot preserve
1 wheel brie cheese
1/2 french baguette
1 tablespoon water
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Combine the egg and water. Stir until well incorporated.
Roll the puff pastry out to make a 12" square. Place the wheel of brie in the middle of the pastry and slather apricot preserves all over the top of the wheel. Pinch to close. Use part of the egg wash to seal the pastry. Flip the pastry wheel over onto a greased baking sheet.
Use the other part of the egg wash (you may not use all of it) to coat the flipped pastry on top and sides. Cook for about 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown.
Let sit for 10 minutes before serving.