Monday, January 18, 2010

Baked Brie

My fierce friend, Amber, is quite the party hostess. Her parties always bring lots of friends, lots of laughs, and of course, lots of incredible food. (Have you tried her Amberlicious Sausage Wontons?) So I'm always thrilled when she sends me a delicious party food idea. Here's a fabulous and sophisticated yet simple recipe, in her own words.
Thanx again, Gorgeous!

Hey Honey! I hope you had a wonderful holiday and happy new year! I think you should put this recipe on your website. I made baked brie over the holidays, and it was a big hit! It is really simple, it's just:

1 sheet puff pastry
1 wheel of brie
apricot preserves
sliced almonds

Let the puff pastry come to room temperature. Cut the wheel of brie in half horizontally and put a layer of preserves and almonds on one half then close the wheel back together. Wrap in puff pastry sheet. You can substitute raspberry or other preserves for the apricot and use different nuts or omit nuts altogether, if desired. For best results, it's better to freeze until baking so the puff pastry holds up while the brie melts. Brush pastry with egg wash and bake at 350F for about 30 minutes, or until puff pastry looks golden brown all over. Serve with crackers and green apples or whatever dip-ables you like.

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