Baked Brie in Puff Pastry

Yield: 6-8


  • 1 sheet puff pastry thawed but still cold.
  • 1 (8 to 12-ounce) round brie cheese (5- to 7-inches in diameter)
  • 2 Tablespoons apricot jam
  • 1 large egg yolk, beaten.
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  1. Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat the oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment or aluminum foil, grease with spray, oil, or butter, and set aside.
  2. Unwrap the puff pastry and place it on a clean surface. -If needed- dust some flour. (I’ve never needed extra).
  3. Place the jam in the center of the puff pastry, and on top place the round of brie. Fold the corners over the brie, forming a neat package. Use your hand to gently press the edges against the brie and neaten up the sides.
  4. Place the wrapped brie, seam down, to the baking sheet.
  5. Brush the pastry all over with the beaten egg yolk. Be sure to get the sides and around the folds.
  6. Bake until the pastry is deep golden-brown, 25 to 35 minutes.
  7. Set aside to cool for 5 to 10 minutes. This gives the hot cheese time to firm up a little.
  8. Transfer the brie to a serving plate.
  9. Arrange sliced baguette, or crackers, or pear, or apple slices around the brie and serve while warm.