Baked Brie in Puff Pastry

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Make a stunning baked brie puff pastry for your next holiday gathering! Gooey melted cheese is baked in a flaky crust and topped with cranberry sauce, herbs, and nuts—dip with crostini, crackers, or fruit.

baked brie in puff pastry
Table of Contents
  1. Cheese selection
  2. The difference between double cream and triple cream brie
  3. Prepare the pastry
  4. Add delicious toppings
  5. Wrap the brie
  6. Apply egg wash
  7. Score the surface
  8. Baking tips
  9. Serve this with
  10. FAQ
  11. Baked Brie in Puff Pastry Recipe

Baked brie wrapped in puff pastry is a stunning yet easy appetizer to prepare for the holidays. Baking creates a delightful and fun culinary experience for your guests when they break through the golden-brown crust to reveal a molten cheese center. I use cranberry sauce to add fall-inspired flavors, and freshly chopped herbs provide enticing taste and aromas. 

The assembly is simple: place the wheel in the pastry sheet, top, wrap, brush, and bake! This dish is excellent for assembling ahead of time so that you can just heat it right before you’re ready to serve. I like to pair this with slices of crusty bread, crispy crackers, or fresh fruit to dip in the gooey cheese. It’s a crowd-pleasing recipe that disappears fast!

rolling out puff pastry on a cutting board

Cheese selection

Brie has a mild buttery flavor, high-fat content, and soft, creamy texture that creates a molten-like consistency when heated. Much easier than trying to spread cold pieces onto crackers! It’s a soft-ripened cow’s milk cheese from France. The thin white molded rind that encases it is edible. It comes from Penicillium Candidum, which creates a bloomy white covering. 

I like to keep the shell intact for stability and shape instead of oozing out of the pastry. I use an 8-ounce wheel of brie for the recipe. However, you can purchase various sizes to fit your needs, from mini 0.9 ounces round to 16 ounces. You’ll just have to adjust the topping amounts and bake time.

The difference between double cream and triple cream brie

The difference is in fat content and texture. Double cream brie is the typical method, and the cheese must have between 60 to 75% milkfat. For an even softer and richer texture, triple cream adds additional cream to the cheese and must be over 75% milkfat. 

Since you are melting the cheese in this recipe, you could use either one and not see as much texture difference compared to spreading room-temperature products. Chefs choice!

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