photo by Kelly Moore Clark | styled by Taylor Bennett
As families get-together for the upcoming holidays, this fruity and savory baked Brie recipe is a must-have. Easy to make at home, this dish combines seasonal jam with a delicious, buttery dough.
WHAT YOU NEED:
1 sheet of frozen puffed pastry, thawed
1 13.2 oz round of Brie Cheese
1 red pear, sliced thin
1 tablespoon pear jam
1 tablespoon fig jam
1 cup slivered almonds
1 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon of water
Scrape rind off outside of Brie. Place sheet of thawed pastry onto a cool surface and put Brie on center. Thinly slice pears and arrange slices on top of the Brie. Cover pear slices with pear and fig jam mixture. Fold corners of puff pastry over jam, and 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. Place almonds a butter in a sauce pan, and toast. Remove pan from freezer and coat puff pastry with egg wash. Place pastry pan in oven. Turn pan every 10 minutes for 20-30, as ovens vary, till golden brown. Sprinkle almonds over top of baked Brie, and return to oven for 3-5 minutes. Allow to rest for a few minutes, but be sure to serve warm.