Monday, October 11, 2010

baked brie

the holiday season is quickly rolling in. halloween will be here in 2 weeks, thanksgiving is near, and christmas will be here before you know it. what does this mean? a lot of parties with friends and family and a lot of food and drinking (hopefully, not a lot of weight gain). this brings me to the "blog season" of appetizers, finger food, seasonal dishes, and decadent drink recipes.

2 weeks ago, my boyfriend and i attended his grandmother's birthday party.  when we arrived at the party, there was a wide spread of fabulous appetizers, dips, and cheeses. everything was delicious, but one thing stood out that i have never seen before. baked brie. now, of course i love brie cheese; melt it on sandwiches or eat it on crackers. but brie baked with pie crust and jam? i had to try making this dish myself.

- 1 pillsbury pre-made pie crust
- 1 wheel of brie (i used light but we're all going to die someday... )
- jam (raspberry, cherry, blueberry, whatever you prefer)
- brown sugar
- 1 egg
- fresh apple slices
- crackers
jam and brown sugar not pictured in photo (kyle only had apples...)
lay pie crust flat on a greased cookie sheet. cut brie wheel in half, separating the bottom from the top. place bottom wheel of brie on top of pie crust. spoon 2-3 tablespoons of jam and a sprinkle of brown sugar on bottom wheel. place upper brie wheel on top to form a "brie sandwich." repeat jam and brown sugar on top, if you wish. wrap pie crust around cheese wheel, tearing off excess crust. brush beaten egg on crust. bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until golden brown.

serve with crackers and apples! remember... change the recipe up a bit! i'd like to try baked brie with my papa's homemade jalapeno pepper jelly and banana peppers for a spicier kick. YUM! happy cooking :)

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