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A Match Made In Heaven | Baked Apple and Brie in Puff Pastry

July 15, 2011

Holla friends.

Just a quick little ditty for you, I’m off to a family reunion this weekend. In a wee little hall, in a fairly little town.

After I finish making 6 dozen of these. My kitchen is a mess of flour, butter, and cinnamon. I have brown sugar on the bottoms of my feet. It’s delightful.

Speaking of cinnamon and delightful things, check this out.

I came across this recipe on Annie’s EatsΒ a few months ago. Annie calls it Baked Brie en CroΓ»te with Apple Compote. I’m calling it Baked Apple and Brie in Puff Pastry. I’m keeping it simple. I’m a simple girl.

But whatever you call it, the combination of apples, sugar, brie, and puff pastry is delicious. Total party in your mouth. I added a little cinnamon for some extra dimension. It works.

This is an appetizer, to be served with crackers and of course, wine. However, I could honestly eat this for dessert. Or as a meal. It is just so good.

Good good good.

Take it to a party and I guarantee everyone will love it. The peeps at the party I took this to sure did.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have some family reunioning and wine drinking to do. Ciao!

Baked Apple and Brie in Puff Pastry (slightly adapted from Annie’s Eats)

1 TBSP. butter

3 golden delicious apples, peeled, cored, and diced small

1/4 cup white sugar

1/2 tsp. cinnamon

A pinch of nutmeg

1 pkg. puff pastry (round or square), rolled to 1/4-inch thickness

1 round of brie (6-8 oz.)

1 egg beaten with 1 TBSP. water

Crackers of your choice, for serving

In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the diced apples and cook, stirring occasionally for about about 5-7 minutes. Add in the sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Mix well and continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until most of the liquid has evaporated, about 12-15 more minutes. Remove from the heat and let the mixture cool to room temperature.

Preheat the oven to 375˚F. Prepare a baking sheet (or pie plate, like me) by coating it lightly with cooking spray, or lining it with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Transfer the puff pastry to the prepared baking pan. Cut the brie in half horizontally to create two thinner rounds. Place the bottom half of the brie in the center of the puff pastry. Top with about half of the apple mixture. Place the other round of the cheese over top, covering with the remaining apple mixture. Bring the puff pastry up around the edges of the brie-apple tower. Fold and pinch the edges in the centre to hold everything together. Brush the surface of the puff pastry lightly with the egg wash. Bake for about 40-45 minutes, or until the puff pastry is golden brown, crisp, and bubbling with goodness. Your kitchen will smell amazing. Remove from the oven and allow it to cool for about 10 minutes before serving. Eat!

24 Comments leave one →
  1. AmandaH permalink
    July 15, 2011 11:48 pm

    Kamil says he will pay you to make these for him πŸ˜‰

  2. July 20, 2011 10:28 am

    This looks so good. Stopping in to say hello and check out your blog.

  3. August 1, 2011 3:10 pm

    Sweet, savory, cheesy bliss…love these apple pie pastries. Gonna share this recipe on Facebook right now!

  4. August 1, 2011 3:28 pm

    This looks delicious! I can’t wait to try it out on my family. I’ll probably use it as a dessert for our Sunday dinners. I know they’ll just love it!

    Thanks so much for sharing πŸ™‚

    β™₯ Kate

  5. August 1, 2011 4:28 pm

    Wow, I’m making this. VERY SOON. πŸ™‚

  6. August 3, 2011 7:26 am

    Oh. My. Goodness. This looks insane! I totally need to make this for my next book club

  7. August 6, 2011 10:39 am

    I’m making this today! Is there a way to link to you from my blog, since I have blogger and you are on wordpress? Or do you have a facebook page I could link it to?

    • August 6, 2011 11:23 am

      Hi Ivy! I don’t have a facebook page for my blog (yet, at least!) but I think there should be a way for you to link up to my blog…I can create links in the body of a post, I imagine that Blogger should have something similar. If not, you can always just put my blog address in your entry… Thanks for thinking of me, and I hope you enjoy this as much as I did! πŸ™‚

  8. August 7, 2011 3:34 pm

    It was yummy! I made it this morning for breakfast and just put up a blog about it. The circumstances around me making it are a little shaky, but it ended up being the best thing in my day! Thanks again!

    • August 7, 2011 11:07 pm

      Glad you enjoyed it Ivy – what a delicious breakfast! Certainly beats my usual toast and coffee! πŸ˜‰

  9. chris permalink
    August 11, 2011 3:03 pm

    hi amanda! how many people would you say that this serves? looks wonderful and i am making it for a get together tomorrow! thanks!

    • August 11, 2011 3:44 pm

      Hi Chris! I would say that this safely serves 12 people (although I can’t guarantee they won’t want more!), as the final product is quite substantial. I hope you and your guests enjoy it! πŸ™‚

  10. September 13, 2011 9:44 pm

    Your pictures are absolutely beautiful…and I will be making this!

  11. September 13, 2011 11:22 pm

    I think I’m really in heaven! Added your blog to my favorites!

  12. Barb permalink
    December 31, 2012 5:00 pm

    Made this tonight for a New Year’s Eve party. Looks almost just like the picture except I added a few toasted almonds. Thank you so much for the recipe.Can’t wait to dig in.

  13. May 31, 2013 8:48 am

    Reblogged this on Chantal's Blog and commented:
    This just looks too amazing! ❀


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