Simple Baked Brie

Oh joy; the joy that is to be had with this easy and fabulous recipe. I promise, you will impress people. Really.

Take a tube of those Crescents things. You know, the kind that comes in the tube? Then it thaws and you make little croissant-type things with it?

Just let it come to room temperature and roll out. Like this:

Roll The Dough Out

Then, cut the casing off of your brie. I do not like the casing of the brie although it is OK to eat. It's a texture thing for me.

Anyway, if you don't mind it, you can skip this step.

Cut The Casing Off

Then, in about the middle of your dough, spread out some preserves. I'm using apricot preserves here. Finally, pop your brie on top and 'wrap' it in the dough. Then bake for about 20 minutes. (full recipe is below)

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Here's what you get when you're done!

I put sliced honeycrisp apples on top to just pretty it up a bit. Do you see the black smudge at the bottom? I broke off a corner so I could show you how important it is to really wrap the brie well; don't leave any holes or anything.

Yours truly did and the preserves leaked out and burned. But hey, it was still really delicious, I promise.

And, I just used a spreading knife and cut little corners and notches out and ate it.

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Here's the recipe:

Prep Time 10 Minutes Cook Time 15 Minutes Difficulty Easy Serves 12

Ingredients:

  • 1 jar Apricot Preserves (or Favorite Preserve)
  • 8 ounces, weight Crescent Roll Dough (1 Can)
  • 6 ounces, weight Brie Cheese

Directions:

Preheat oven according to crescent roll directions (usually 350-375°F).

On a baking sheet or baking stone, roll out the crescent dough to create one large piece, overlapping and gently crimping the sections together where needed.

Spread a thin (or not so thin, if you want to use more) layer of the preserves all over the dough.

Place the brie in the middle of the dough. (You don’t have to remove the casing, but if you’d like to, go for it. You could just remove the top of the casing as well.)

Carefully wrap the brie with the dough, delicately crimping the edges to keep them in place.

Bake in the preheated oven according to crescent roll directions (about 15 minutes) or until crescent dough begins to brown.

When finished baking, transfer baked brie with a spatula to a serving dish.

Serve warm with fruit and/or crackers.

Yumjoy!

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I got this recipe from one of my favorite cooking websites; Tasty Kitchen.

Here's the link to the original recipe posted by MissAmy. Be sure to tell her thank you if you make this!