Phyllo-Wrapped Brie with Fig Preserves and Toasted Walnuts

Fig preserves and walnuts add wonderful flavor to this phyllo wrapped brie - a perfect French appetizer for your guests.

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 45 min
  • Servings 12

1
tablespoon butter or margarine
1/3
cup chopped walnuts
3
sheets frozen phyllo (filo) pastry (18x14 inch), thawed
3
tablespoons butter, melted
1
round (14 to 15 oz) Brie cheese
1/3
cup fig or ginger preserves
Assorted crackers or sliced fresh fruit, if desired

  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray. In 8-inch skillet, melt 1 tablespoon butter over medium heat. Cook walnuts in butter, stirring frequently, until golden brown; remove from heat.
  • 2 Place 1 sheet of phyllo pastry on cutting board; lightly brush with some of the melted butter. Place another sheet of phyllo on top; lightly brush with some of the melted butter. Place remaining sheet of phyllo crosswise over first two sheets; brush lightly with some of the remaining butter.
  • 3 Remove paper from cheese; leave rind on. Place cheese round on center of phyllo sheets. Spoon fig preserves and walnuts over cheese. With both hands, lift phyllo stack towards center and twist in center to make bundle (sheets may tear a little). Brush with remaining butter. Place on cookie sheet. If desired, cut shapes from remaining phyllo dough scraps. Place on top of dough; press lightly to secure.
  • 4 Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on cookie sheet on wire rack 15 minutes before serving. Serve with crackers and additional preserves, if desired.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
220
(
Calories from Fat
140),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
16g
16%
(Saturated Fat
9g,
9%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
45mg
45%;
Sodium
270mg
270%;
Total Carbohydrate
10g
10%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
5g
5%
),
Protein
8g
8%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.