Baked Brie in Puff Pastry | 3 Ingredient Appetizer Recipe
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Find out how to make this delicious baked brie in puff pastry holiday appetizer!
This 3 ingredient idea is EASY BRIE-ZY!
Baking a wheel of brie with store-bought puff pastry is one of the easiest and tastiest recipes EVER! If you are a fan of melted cheese, this appetizer is a MUST-TRY idea. The best part is it’s essentially just brie, puff pastry, and fig jam. All in all, this combo makes for an incredibly simple 3 ingredient recipe.
We made this on Instagram here…
The result is a mouth-watering pairing of savory melted brie and sweet fig jam wrapped in a buttery croissant-like puff pastry. I suggest spreading it over apples, crackers, or crusty bread.
If you ask me, this could be a satisfying meal by itself or served as a beautiful appetizer that’s perfect for the holidays or even year-round.
Baked Brie Puff Pastry
yield: 6 SERVINGS
prep time: 10 MINUTES
cook time: 25 MINUTES
total time: 35 MINUTES
Savory melted brie and sweet fig jam with buttery puff pastry that you can dig into and spread over apple slices or crackers.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Unwrap the defrosted sheet of puff pastry and place the brie wheel on top.
Spoon the fig spread over the top of the brie.
Wrap the puff pastry over the brie so it is completely covered. Place it on a baking sheet, seam side down.
Bake for 25 minutes or until the puff pastry is slightly browned.
Let cool for about 10 minutes, and serve with sliced apples or crackers as desired. Enjoy!
Recipe adapted from PepperidgeFarms.com
Tips for making the BEST baked brie puff pastry appetizer:
- Working with frozen sheets of puff pastry is super easy and affordable. They can usually be found with frozen desserts at the grocery store. You’ll want your sheet to be defrosted first though. Set it out for about 20-30 minutes on the counter to prep.
- Need an idea of what to do with the leftover sheet of puff pastry? I cut mine into squares and wrapped them over hot dogs! Afterward, I baked for a fancier yet super easy version of pigs in a blanket. My kids thought was amazing! 😂
- Fig jam goes so well with brie, it’s like a match made in heaven, and I love this Divina brand from my grocery store. If you wanted to use a different sweet jam, it would work out too. I think raspberry or apricot would be yummy, or even cranberry sauce could be a great holiday choice.
- This idea can be varied in many different ways. Some other suggested melted brie combinations would be drizzled honey with red chili flakes, using sprigs of fresh thyme, pairing maple syrup and chopped walnuts, or pumpkin butter with pecans! YUM.
- I like to serve baked brie with apple slices and crackers. My very favorite crackers for this recipe and for charcuterie boards are Carr’s water crackers. This time of year Costco usually has a large pack of them at a great price to stock up.
This is gooey baked brie heaven!
My family basically inhaled this for lunch one day and it’s so darn good. Even my kids who aren’t necessarily huge brie fans ordinarily actually enjoyed it, too! I think brie that’s melted has a more mellow flavor and pairs beautifully with the sweet fig flavor.
Like the fun rustic tray I have? Mine was a HomeGoods find, but here are some similar wood slice platters on Amazon!
Here’s what my teammate Jenna had to say about this melted baked brie appetizer:
“I loved how easy this appetizer is, and you can switch the jams or figs out each time to create something different. Our family likes spicy, so we used peppered jelly. I even took it to the next level and added bacon crumbles to the mix. I have made this a few times, and I will definitely be making it again this holiday season – YUM!”
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Oh thank you for posting this I’m gonna make this for our Christmas dinner this year.
Yum! Enjoy and Merry Christmas Marie!
Yummy!!! I tried something similar not too long ago that called for sage leaves to be topped on the crackers…the flavors were amazing! Thanks so much for posting…I bet the puff pastry is the ultimate comfort food with this!
Wow that’s sounds great too! Thanks for sharing!
I’ll have to try the Brie with puff pastry. I love roasting a head of garlic and having that with baked Brie. The roasted garlic cloves spread like butter and go so well with Brie.
Wow that sounds fantastic! Yum.
I love baked brie like this! I use the same fig jam that you’ve used but don’t put it inside the brie, rather I serve it on the side. I also serve the Sour Cherry jam that is made by the same company. It’s delicious!
Oh yum I’ll have to check out the cherry! We also love the spicy fig one. Yum!
I do a similar one but make it super seasonal by heating 1/2 a bag of fresh cranberries till they pop then stir in jar of apricot jelly. It’s sweet and tart. I even use crescent roll dough so I don’t have to plan ahead to defrost puff pastry and it’s such a crowd pleaser!!!
Wow 🤩 that sounds great! Thanks for sharing. I love hearing everyone’s variations ❤️
Thanks! I’m going to try this topped with bacon jam!
could you skip the jam entirely and it still come out nicely? I would assume, but I also am aware that it may change the way it melts a bit, etc.
Yes you can. You could even serve on the size like one reader suggested.
Love love love Baked brie will try! If anyone doesnt have the time and has a Lidl by them they have a good baked brie small 4.99 larger 7.99
Thanks for sharing!
Aldi has the rustic platters (just like pictured) as one of their features this week!
Oh cool! Thanks for sharing that! I’ll have to look for them in my store!
Oh wow! Great find- thanks for sharing!
My sister makes us and topped it with raspberry jelly. It is so yummy! I could eat the whole thing
YES!! Haha same!
I love this recipe and have also done these in bite size format, they are great for a crowd. Just cut the Brie into bite size pieces and add a bit of jam then wrap with pastry.
Oh great idea!! Thanks for sharing Maria!
Nice to put an egg wash on the pastry before baking. Also, if the pastry starts to get too brown during baking, put a square of foil loosely over the top of it and continue baking until done.
Yep! Thanks for sharing!
I like to do it with raspberry jam then put walnuts on top of the jam befor the dough!! So yummy over Granny Smith apples!
Yum! Great idea!
Costco has a premade one with fig too
Oh nice! Thanks for sharing!
Wonder if there is an air fryer version, possibly with a different setting? I have a Ninja 4 quart and find that when I have something small for the oven, it is much more efficient to use the air fryer and I’m sure I’m saving a lot in energy costs.
Oh ya I bet that would work. Maybe just shorten the cook time a little as it’s easy to open and check. 👍good idea!
So do you all eat the rind then? We just eat the gooey cheese inside of it but if you are spreading jam between the cheese and pastry, I’m assuming you are eating all of it? We love Brie and cheese/charcuterie boards!
The President Brie has an edible white rind.
I eat the rind but If I’m not sure that my guests will eat the rind, I use a small cheese grater to take most of the rind off.
I love baked brie! If I don’t have puff pastry on hand, I use pre-made pie crust (and bake until my husband asks if something is burning 😅). If serving during brunch, my favorite topping is orange marmalade, but I use raspberry for other times of day. It’s perfect with some apples on the side, along with the crackers! I’m definitely going to try it with fig next time. Thank you!
Oh nice! Orange would be yummy! Thanks for sharing!
Raspberry jam even with real raspberries is the best!
You can also just use a tube of crescent rolls. Open it, unroll it, don’t tear them apart. No extra sheet of puff pastry that way.
Thanks for sharing!
We make something similar but instead of Brie, use a Gouda cheese round (the ones wrapped in red wax). Peel the wax off & place in puff pastry. Out of this world flavor, gooey melted cheese & delicate & crisp puff pastry.
Oh wow! I bet that’s awesome 👏 Thanks for sharing ❤️
I make this weekly! I use different toppings every single time. This week it was strawberry jalapeño jelly and last week it was hot pepper jelly. And I use crescent rolls instead of puff pastry because it is easier to find. Top with almonds on the crescent rolls. Don’t buy the pre made ones. It’s much cheaper this way. 😊
Very nice! Love the pepper jelly idea!!
Quick question: it says in the directions to bake for 25 minutes, then cook for 10? Was that supposed to say “let it sit for 10?” Thanks! Can’t wait to try!
Does the jam go on the underside of the Brie, assuming you spread it on then wrap the pastry sheet then flip the Sean down? So that would make the jam be on the bottom.. Or do you spread it then flip the bride onto the pastry, pull edges together and flip the seam under? I hope I’m explaining my question correctly LOL! Basically should the jam end up on bottom with the seams, or on the top? Thanks!
The first way you said it is correct. In the end, the jam will be on the bottom.
Great, thanks so much! I’m going to make this for Christmas this year 😊
I meant *seam* NOT Sean
My daughter’s name is Bri so I used to serve Brie when family came over to celebrate her birthday.
That’s so cute! ha
I think you mean “let cool” for 10 minutes
Thanks for catching that, Linnie! This has been updated.
This looks amazing Lina! I also love your rustic tray!!
Oh yay – and thanks so much Kirsten!