Quick And Easy Baked Brie Anyone Can Cook

This baked brie recipe is perfect for beginners in the kitchen. It is guaranteed to impress party guests and make you look like a pro!

You’re invited to a party and are asked to bring something. You could bring wine, or blow them away and make Quick and Easy Baked Brie Anyone Can Cook.

Once you’ve graduated college, bringing a bag of Doritos and a six-pack of Heineken to a party is simply unacceptable.

Baked brie is classy party food and looks and tastes a lot more difficult to prepare than it really is. There are only a few ingredients in the recipe, but it will require a trip to the store as not many people other than Martha Stewart keep puff pastry sheets in their freezer. However, with the success of this recipe, you just might end up stocking up and having a steady supply. You will be able to find puff pastry sheets in the freezer section of your grocery store. Pepperidge Farm makes good-quality, inexpensive puff pastry. Make sure you buy puff pastry “sheets” and not “cups.”

Preparation takes about 5 minutes, and baking about 30 minutes. You can put the finished product in the oven, jump in the shower, and finish off with a swipe of Diesel cologne behind the ear and be on your way to the party, baked brie in hand. And what could be more attractive than a man that can cook?

Quick and Easy Baked Brie Anyone Can Cook

 1 package (17.3 ounces) frozen puff pastry sheets
 1 8-inch round brie wheel
 Seedless grapes, sliced apples, nuts or jam for garnish

Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.

Remove frozen puff pastry from freezer and remove it from its packaging. Gently wrap the pastry sheets in a clean kitchen towel and pat down to absorb any ice crystals that may have formed on the pastry.

On a non-stick cookie sheet, gently flatten pastry. Try not to use your hands too much as the warmth will cause the butter in the puff pastry to soften. If you do not have a non-stick cookie sheet, you can use a non-stick spray, butter, or oil to evenly coat a cookie sheet.

Place brie wheel in the center of your pastry sheet. It is very important that you not remove the white rind from the brie as this will serve to protect the cheese inside the wheel from becoming a gooey mess as it bakes. If you have a nice jam or jelly, such as raspberry, blueberry, orange, or even an exotic fruit, you could spread a thin layer on top of the brie and then gently fold up the corners of the pastry around the cheese, ensuring that the cheese is fully covered. You can be creative with the pastry and make it into a decorative shape.

If you would like, you can also sprinkle some diced or sliced almonds, walnuts or pecans on top and even drizzle a little bit of honey.

Transfer to oven and bake about 30 minutes until the pastry is golden brown.

Remove from oven and allow to cool for about 10 minutes before serving. If you serve immediately, the brie will ooze out of the baked pastry when it is cut open. If you are traveling to a party at someone’s house, you can transfer the baked brie to a platter and finish garnishing with fruits and nuts when you arrive.

You can choose from a wide variety of garnishes to complement the brie to suit your taste and what is in season. Seedless grapes pair nicely, as does sliced apples or berries. You could also sparingly drizzle jam or jelly over the top.

Serve with a cutting knife and sliced French or Italian bread.

If you prefer a stronger flavored cheese, you can substitute camembert.