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Brie en Croute

Brie en Croute

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Campbell's Kitchen

Watch this crowd-pleaser disappear at your next party: Creamy Brie topped with almonds and parsley oozes out of its flaky pastry crust. This elegant, sure-to-impress appetizer is made in minutes when you start with Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry Sheets .

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  • Calories:
  • 494 kcal
  • 25%
  • Fat:
  • 25.8 g
  • 40%
  • Carbs:
  • 48.6g
  • 16%
  • Protein:
  • 13 g
  • 26%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 69 mg
  • 23%
  • Sodium:
  • 692 mg
  • 28%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Thaw pastry sheet at room temperature 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Mix egg and water.
  2. Unfold pastry on lightly floured surface. Roll into 14-inch square. Cut off corners to make a circle. Sprinkle almonds and parsley in center of circle. Top with cheese. Brush edge of circle with egg mixture. Fold two opposite sides over cheese. Trim remaining two sides to 2 inches from edge of cheese. Fold these two sides onto the round. Press edges to seal. Place seam-side down on baking sheet. Decorate top with pastry scraps if desired. Brush with egg mixture.
  3. Bake 20 minutes or until golden. Let stand 1 hour. Serve with crackers.
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trishthedish725
83
2/2/2009

This is one of the most elegant, and easy appetizers there is. I have been making this for years. I took a tip from someone else and before baking, put it wrapped well in foil and freezer bag and froze it. Then when I baked it (a little longer) the cheese did not run out of the crust as it can do sometimes. There are many different variations on the fruit/nut mixture and the preserves/jam, I've done apricot preserves, raspberry jam, used walnuts instead of almonds, hazelnuts, the list is endless.

Gail Cobile
34
11/3/2009

If nothing else, timing and presentation are worth 5 stars. However, if you believe you eat first with your eyes, then this is truly a remarkably delicious crowd pleaser. My daughter's neighborhood has a wine tasting get together 4 times a year and this past weekend she was the hostess for the event. We found this recipe and decided that on looks alone it would get a good review. It was wonderful! I can't tell you how many copies we've made of this recipe to give to the party goers who raved over it. Deliciously gorgeous, very easy prep. Can't ask for more!

houstonmomof4
30
11/4/2009

Step #3 will clarify your confusion. This is baked in the oven for 20 minutes - then you let it stand for 1 hour before serving. That adds up to 1 Hr. & 20 min. before it would be ready to be served.