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Baked Brie in Puff Pastry with Pear, Fig & Toasted Almonds


  • Author: theperksofbeingus
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x
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Ingredients

  • 1 sheet of frozen puffed pastry, thawed
  • 1 13.2 oz round of Brie Cheese
  • 1 red pear, sliced thin
  • 1 tablespoon St. Dalfour Pear Spread
  • 1 tablespoon St. Dalfour Fig Spread
  • 1 cup slivered almonds
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon of water

Instructions

  • Using a paring knife, scrape white rind off outside of brie

  • Place sheet of thawed puff pastry onto a cool surface
  • Place brie onto center of ¬†pastry

  • Slice Pear in half

  • Slice out core

  • Thinly slice pear slices
  • Arrange the pear slices on top of the brie

  • Mix Pear & Fig jam
  • Cover pear slices with jam mixture

  • Fold corners of puff pastry over jam and into the center

  • Seal edges of dough
  • Snip off corners with scissors, and seal

  • Place into a butter coated oven proof baking dish
  • Put pan into freezer for 30 minutes
  • Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Whisk 1 egg with a teaspoon of water
  • Coat puff pastry with egg wash
  • Put brie in oven and set timer for 10 minutes
  • Spread slivered almonds onto a cookie sheet
  • Place almonds into oven, and set timer for 5 minutes
  • Watch almonds carefully to ensure they do not burn
  • Pull almonds out and stir, adding the teaspoon of butter, stirring to melt and coat almonds
  • Lightly sprinkle almonds with salt, and set aside
  • Turn brie every 10 minutes for 20-30, as ovens vary, till golden brown
  • Sprinkle almonds over top of brie, and return to oven for 3-5 minutes
  • Serve any of the additional almonds along the side of the brie
  • Allow brie to rest for a few minutes, but be sure to serve warm
  • Serve with crackers, bread, fresh fruit, and an assortment of cured meats

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  • Category: appetizer
  • Cuisine: american

Keywords: baked brie, appetizer, entertaining