Baked Brie in Puff Pastry With Roasted Garlic
Looking for a delicious and easy savory appetizer? Baked Brie in Puff Pastry With Roasted Garlic is creamy, packed with flavor, and a sure-fire hit at your next party.
A recipe title like that gives me a culinary chick boner.
This is an easy appetizer that takes very little hands-on time. I’m all for the lazy hors-d’oeuvres that look fancy, but don’t take much effort on my part.
This dish has super creamy brie cheese topped with roasted garlic and wrapped in puffed pastry. I mean, c’mon. This is pure joy on a plate.
Do You Take The Rind Off Brie Before Baking?
I don’t. That takes more effort and while I don’t love the rind when eating brie cold, it’s totally delicious when warm. Additionally, removing the rind may cause some cheese oozage when baked.
Also? Oozage needs to be a word.
Brie comes in wheels (rounds) or wedges. Feel free to use whichever you prefer or have access to in your local grocery store. For this recipe, I used an 8 oz wheel.
If you go with the wedge shape, you get the added bonus of your baked brie looking like an old dude’s bulge in a Speedo.
What to Serve With Baked Brie in Puff Pastry
Crackers and mini toasts are the best delivery method to get this deliciousness into your cheese hole. What kinds of cracks go best with baked brie? Something hardy that won’t break easily is best. I prefer organic Triscuits when I can find them, or Carr’s Whole Wheat Crackers.
And while most people devouring cheese wrapped in carbs aren’t thinking “how can I lighten this up”…veggies are always a nice choice as well. A strong and crunchy veg like celery or slices of cucumber would work best.
If you’re looking to make a bitchin’ cheese board, add some fruits (grapes and apples work great) and nuts like cashews or almonds.
How to Make Roasted Garlic
Gah, is there anything yummier than roasted garlic? Oh, wait, yeah roasted garlic and brie. This post will walk you through how to make roasted garlic in your regular oven, Instant Pot, or toaster oven.
How to Make Baked Brie
*A detailed and printable recipe is at the bottom of this post.
Lay your thawed puff pastry on a parchment lined baking sheet and place the wedge/wheel of brie in the middle.
Squeeze your roasted garlic bulbs over the cheese until the individual cloves come out.
Fold one side over. Then the other side, and repeat until you have a nice little carb covered piece of brie. Stand back, because actual sunshine and rainbows may start shooting from the center of the baking sheet.
Optional: lightly brush a whisked egg over the top with a pastry brush. This will give your baked brie in puff pastry a nice little golden top.
Bake for 25 minutes. After cooking, let it sit for 15 minutes, and then serve with crackers and/or veggies.
Pro Tips/Recipe Notes
- You really do want to give the baked brie a chance to rest/cool for 10-15 minutes before serving. This makes it easiser to handle and won’t accidentally stick to the roof of your mouth like a cheesy piece of hot lava.
- Don’t think that brie is a hoity-toity cheese; there are tons of affordable wedges of brie for $4-6. Additionally, this recipe for Baked Brie and Puff Pastry only uses one puff pastry sheet, and they come two to a box. Use the other sheet at a later date to make your own amazing (and fast) Savory Puff Pastry Sandwich Bake.
- Follow the same directions as above, but if you want something sweet, add some Low-Sugar Strawberry Jam or Orange Cranberry Sauce prior to baking. Or drizzle a few tablespoons of honey on top of the brie. Sprinkle with sliced or chopped almonds.
- Add some caramelized onions with the roasted garlic. Check out this post on Pressure Cooker Caramelized Onions for a tutorial.
- More of a savory person (me too)? Add fresh jalapenos or jalapeno pepper jelly for a fun and zesty version.
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Baked Brie in Puff Pastry With Roasted Garlic
- 1 frozen puff pastry thawed for 20-30 minutes
- 8 oz brie wheel or wedge
- 2 heads garlic
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Lay your thawed puff pastry on a parchment lined baking sheet and place the wedge/wheel of brie in the middle.
- Squeeze your roasted garlic bulbs over the cheese until the individual cloves come out.
- Fold one side over. Then the other side, and repeat until you have a nice little carb covered piece of brie. Optional: lightly brush a whisked egg over the top with a pastry brush. This will give your baked brie in puff pastry and nice little golden top.
- Bake for 25 minutes. Let it sit for 15 minutes, and then serve with crackers and/or veggies.
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