Apricot preserves add a burst of fruitiness that complements the creamy texture of Brie.
cup apricot preserves
cup chopped pecans
tablespoons finely chopped red onion
sheet puff pastry (from 17.3-oz package), thawed
round (8 oz) Brie cheese, cut horizontally in half
tablespoon whipping (heavy) cream or half-and-half
Heat oven to 400°F. Line cookie sheet with foil or cooking parchment paper; lightly spray foil or paper with cooking spray. In small bowl, mix preserves, pecans and onion; set aside.
On lightly floured surface, roll pastry into 10x14-inch rectangle. Using the round of cheese as a pattern, cut a pastry circle 3 to 4 inches larger than the cheese. Set aside excess pastry.
Spread half of the preserves mixture in center of pastry circle, leaving 3-inch edge. Place 1 cheese round (in rind) on preserves. Spoon remaining preserves over cheese. Top with remaining cheese round.
Gently fold edges of pastry up and over cheese to cover, folding and pinching edges to seal. Place seam side down on cookie sheet. Cut out decorative pieces from excess pastry. Brush pastry with whipping cream; place pastry cutouts on top.
Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.
Sourdough bread slices, crispy crackers or apple and pear slices go well with this dressed-up cheese appetizer.
Assemble the Brie the day before, cover tightly and refrigerate. Just before serving, bake as directed.
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Serving
- Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
- Total Fat
- (Saturated Fat
- 4 1/2g,
- 4 1/2%
- Trans Fat
- Total Carbohydrate
- (Dietary Fiber
% Daily Value*:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
Exchanges:1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.