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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.

baked brie in puff pastry with a plate of crackers and rosemary

A recipe title like that gives me a culinary chick boner.

Garlic?  Check.

Cheese?  Check.

Carbs?  Check.

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.

puff pastry, a plate with roasted garlic, and brie on a white board

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.

Three steps in folding baked brie in puff pastry

Stained baking sheets mean you use them. Pristine baking sheets mean you’re a psychopath. FACT.

3 steps in making roasted garlic and baked brie in puff pastry

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.

Variations

  • 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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5 from 14 votes
Baked Brie in Puff Pastry With Roasted Garlic
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Thawing`
30 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Looking for a delicious and easy savory appetizer? Baked Brie in Puff Pastry With Roasted Garlic is creamy and a sure-fire hit at your next party.

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked brie, baked brie in puff pastry
Servings: 10
Calories: 136 kcal
Ingredients
  • 1 frozen puff pastry thawed for 20-30 minutes
  • 8 oz brie wheel or wedge
  • 2 heads garlic
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

  2. Lay your thawed puff pastry on a parchment lined baking sheet and place the wedge/wheel of brie in the middle.

  3. Squeeze your roasted garlic bulbs over the cheese until the individual cloves come out.

  4. 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.

  5. Bake for 25 minutes. Let it sit for 15 minutes, and then serve with crackers and/or veggies.

Nutrition Facts
Baked Brie in Puff Pastry With Roasted Garlic
Amount Per Serving (1 oz)
Calories 136 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 61mg3%
Potassium 14mg0%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 0g0%
Protein 1g2%
Calcium 2mg0%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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28 comments on “Baked Brie in Puff Pastry With Roasted Garlic”

  1. This recipe is such a treat for the mouth. I’ve been known to forego the crackers and just cut this baby up and eat as-is. Sometimes instead of puff pastry we just use Philsbury Crescent Rolls. And sometimes, we switch it up, doing sliced apples and brown sugar instead of the roasted garlic. Yummm!!

    • Edit: Sometimes I eat this as an entree too! (Read someone else’s comment about that). We tend to buy brie wheels at Costco. Cheap and tasty, plus they include dates to eat it based on the flavor you want…what more can you ask for?

  2. Sarah-I have tried many of your recipes and loved them, but this one is something special. My guests are late and if they don’t hurry, I will eat it all before they arrive. Someone (not naming names, husband) bought filo dough instead of puff pastry and it’s still good. Would recommend using a few sheets since it’s much thinner and don’t use much egg, I had to pull off a bit of that bc it burned likely due to the flakiness of filo. This will be in the rotation for life. Is it wrong to eat this as an entree? Asking for a friend….

  3. I actually made two of these. One with the roasted garlic and one with orange marmalade. Both were delicious. Heck the brie alone would’ve been yummy!

  4. Is there a way to make ahead? I’d like to serve it warm but I work thanksgiving morning and will be comibg home packing up the food and kids then heading to mom’s house. Do I bake it them warm it back up before serving? Or just wrap and bake before I leave the house? Its a half hour drive so it woukd have plenty if cool time 

    • If you will have access to an oven when you get there I would wrap it all up and bake it there.

      It is best if you let it cool for 15 or so minutes, so you could bake it RIGHT before leaving and then don’t completely cover it on the drive. If you put a lid on it you’ll get a ton of sweaty condensation which will make it soft instead of flaky.

  5. This is amazing! Pure umami heaven and will be perfect for our Christmas evening, when we always indulge in a little cheese and wine treat. Thanks for an amazing recipe! 

  6. Well now I’m only going to bake brie wedges. Maybe I could find some sort of inappropriate crackers to serve it with? Either way, this is such an easy and tasty appetizer, it’s definitely going to be in heavy rotation on our holiday table.

  7. You had me at puff pastry! Looks really good and easy!

  8. I TOTALLY want to try this deliciousness! However, I’ve never had brie! I’ve always been scared to try it! There are some NASTY cheeses out there! Which kind of brie did you get for this? Apparently not all brie is the same. 🙂 Thanks!

    • Just a normal mild brie would be fine. A good “starter” brie is the President brand found in normal grocery stores. It isn’t very fancy and real cheese snobs will look down their noses at you, but who the heck cares. Great way to try it out at a low price point.

      • I picked up the ingredients while shopping today! I can’t wait to serve this with our popcorn tomorrow night! (Our popcorn dinner night is always on Sunday! One of fave nights of the week!) This week will be EXTRA special!

  9. Holy COW!!! How did I miss this one? YUM YUM YUMMO!!!!!
    And yes…never apologize for frozen puff pastry…..nobody else does!

  10. I laughed out loud…Speedo bulge ….hahhaaa…so funny and don’t you know when I serve this on Christmas Eve, I’ll be giggling. 🙂