Brie Cheese Appetizer

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    40 mins

    A light, fluffy puff pastry is filled with melted Brie cheese and hot fruit preserves. If you do not want a sweet wheel, you may substitute herbed cheese spread for the preserves. Baking times are the same for the substitution.


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    Ingredients
    Serves: 8 

    • 1 (230g) wheel Brie cheese
    • 3 tablespoons apricot preserves
    • 1/2 (500g) package frozen puff pastry, thawed
    • 1 egg white

    Directions
    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Preheat oven to 175 degrees C (350 degrees F ). Lightly grease a cookie tray.
    2. Slice one wheel of Brie cheese in half so you have 2 circles of cheese. Spread apricot or peach preserves on (the cut side) half of one circle of brie. Make sandwich out of the two halves of Brie, so that the preserves are in the center of both halves. Wrap the entire wheel of Brie with one sheet of puffed pastry and flip the entire concoction onto the prepared cooking tray so the seam is on bottom. Brush the puffed pastry with the egg white.
    3. Bake for 30 minutes, or until the pastry in golden brown. Serve immediately.

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    This is always a hit!! I use a can of crescent rolls - it's definitely the best way - just roll out the rolls - & follow the rest of the recipe - wrap the dough to cover the cheese & bake. its awesome. (Also, crumble some brown sugar over the egg wash befor baking.)  -  29 Dec 2001  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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    289

    This is SO easy to prepare, but it looks impressive and tastes divine! Everybody will love it -- and you, for bringing it. A few changes: CHEESE - I always use brie wedges because they're more readily available than the circles. They work fine. Even though I don't LOVE the rind when I eat the cheese raw, I leave it on in this recipe and it all just tastes delicious when cooked. Also, the technique of freezing the brie before you cut it in half works splendidly. PRESERVES - Don't hold back. I use about half an 18 oz. jar per recipe and, like I said, it tastes SO good. ALMONDS - Yes! Add the shaved almonds in between the sandwiched halves of brie and preserves. You'll love it! TEMPERATURE - 400* F works well for me.  -  03 Sep 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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    243

    Everyone raved about this! I cut my brie in half and placed the preserves on the cut side. I made one with peach preserves, and one with 1/4 cup walnuts toasted in a tablespoon of butter and a tsp. of cinnamon then mixed with 1/2 cup of brown sugar. I rolled the puff pastry out with a rolling pin to stretch the dough for the two halves.Just be sure to seal the edges of the puff pastry well.I didn't brush it with egg and it was fine. You could use any kind of preserves and it would be fantastic. It went so fast,I should have made two more!  -  14 Mar 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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