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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Baked Brie with Apricot Filling

Tis the season for holiday parties and get-togethers. No one wants to show up empty handed but who has the time to make a gourmet dish for every event they attend? Well now you do! Here is a quick and easy appetizer (or dessert) that will have your friends and family calling on you to attend every party.

What you will need:
1 package frozen puff pastry sheets
1 8oz Brie round
Apricot filling
Sliced almonds
Rolling pin


Thaw 1 puff pastry sheet, I thaw mine on parchment paper so I can roll it out on the paper afterwards. When the puff pastry sheet is thawed out, but still cold, lightly flour the dough and your rolling pin. Roll out the dough a little in each direction, it does not need to be thin you are just making it slightly larger so it can wrap around the Brie. Place the Brie round in the center of the pastry sheet and top with 1/4 - 1/2 cup of the apricot filling then sprinkle sliced almonds over the top of the filling. Bundle the puff pastry up around the Brie and slightly pinch the dough to help it stay in place. Bake at 400 for 20-25 minutes.

Looking for variations? Try using a raspberry filling or switching up the nuts with some sliced pecans. You can serve this dish with sliced pears and apples, crackers, or even crostinis (small slices of toasted bread).

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