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Miniature Baked Brie

I’ve started writing this post so many times now, always deleting it and re-writing, trying to get that perfect intro.  Nothin’ coming.

I mean, what can I say to do this justice… “YUM.”?  It’s brie!  Wrapped in pastry!  I mean, what else is there to say?

Regardless, I’ll say this:  This is one of the easiest, delciousiest, wonderfuliest recipes ever.  In fact, it might be *the* easiest thing to make.  I made these recently for my sister’s bridal shower.  They turned out fabulously, and we didn’t have any leftovers.

Here’s how it’s done!

Mini Baked Brie
Brie cheese
Pre-made puff pastry
Water

Yup.  That’s all.  I don’t have quantities, ’cause really all you need to do is buy as much as you want to make.  1 sheet of puff pastry makes 9 brie minis.

To start out, thaw your pastry.  Next, cut it into 9 segments.  

Now bring on the brie!  You can leave the rind on the cheese if you like, or take it off if you don’t like.  I personally prefer no rind on the cheese, so I used the sharp edge of a knife to roughly scrape it off, like so.

Next, cut the cheese into little cubes, just big enough to fit into the center of the pastry squares.

Using the tips of your fingers, brush a little water around the edges of the squares.  

 

Tip:  Go sparing on the water.  Just use enough to make the edges a bit sticky; I used a little too much for this tutorial, so the pastry didn’t stick that well, and the pockets burst open a little bit. 

Bring the corners into the center and pinch together, like a {crab} rangoon.

Place the little pouches into ungreased muffin tins.

Tip:  Try using a silicone pan if you’ve got one; WAAAAY easier to clean!  You can also bake these on a cookie sheet, but if they burst open, they’ll make a mess… So I recommend the silicone muffin tin, or silicone muffin liners, as the best option.

Bake at 375 degrees F for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.  Cool for a couple of minutes, remove from pans, and serve warm.

 

You can also add a dab of your favorite jam to the center of these minis with the cheese, if you like the fruity flavor.  My personal favorite way to eat them is plain, warm, with fresh fruit on the side. 

Enjoy!  Let me know if you make them; I’d love to hear how they turn out.

–Naomi

8 thoughts on “Miniature Baked Brie

  1. HA as soon as I saw the President's Choice name on the box, I knew I was in Canadian territory, lol. We discovered baked Brie this past weekend during a visit to The Keg, and I wanted to learn how to make it at home. A Pinterest search led me to your pin and blog – I can't wait to try this – thank you for the recipe and the great pics!

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  2. Totally easy. Totally delicious. It only took a few minutes to “throw” this together, and the 3 of us ate all 9 puffs before, during and after supper tonight, lol. I'm glad my trial run went so well – now I can make them for a lunch get-together on Sunday with hubby's family 🙂 Next up – learning how to bake it plain to serve with crackers and hot pepper jelly!

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  3. Hi Mary!

    You can make these ahead and then freeze them, unbaked. You would need to bake them fresh the day you plan to use them for best results.

    Thanks for your comment!

    –Naomi

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