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June 25, 2013

The Perfect Party Appetizer {Baked Bri Pastry}

Appetizer or Dessert?

It’s your call.. I serve this as more of an appetizer but let’s not fool ourselves.. anything with brown sugar should technically be in the dessert category.

None the less.. it taste like Heaven.

This baked bri is AMAZING! You will want to eat the whole thing.. (it’s okay this is a no judgement zone)

I’ve served this appetizer using a variation of ingredients and it always taste delicious.

Honestly throw some brown sugar, hot gooey cheese, fresh fruit all wrapped up in a pretty little bread caccoon.. Um Hello Amazingness! 

Baked Bri Pastry

I usually use strawberry preserves, but I was fresh out. So real strawberries had to do.. and it was so good! You can also use apples or even add nuts to it. Either way it all taste yummy!

This recipe is so easy! Seriously it only takes about 15 minutes to throw together, I’ve even prepared it the night before and then popped in the oven before the guests arrive.

So first things first. A block of Bri Cheese can be found in the “Fancy Cheese” section of your grocery deli. Do you like how articulate I am.. I like to use very specific directions.
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Slice your bri in half, creating two peices.

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Next dice your strawberries, and place them and a a sprinkle or two of brown sugar on one of the halves. I could just stop right there but it would be very anticlimatic.
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Place your other half on top creating a perfect little bri sandwich.Baked Bri Pastry

Using a cutting board, unwrap your crescent rolls.
You can also use Puff Pastry for this recipe, I just happen to have crescent rolls on hand.
In case you don’t know what crescent rolls look like 🙂

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Flatten them out and pinch the seems together till its “sealed”. You don’t want any of the cheese leaking out.
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Place your strawberry filled cheese block on top of the crescent rolls, then trim out to create more of a circle, save the remaining dough for later.
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Pull the sides of the doug up & over the cheese block. Now here is where your egg friend comes in handy. Crack your egg white into a small dish, whisk it up, then using your pastry brush, create an “egg wash” on the inside of the dough. This will create a seal once you bake your dough.
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Chop up some more of your strawberries and place them on top.

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Now get ready for the fun part.

Okay maybe its not super fun like roller coaster rides, but hey I take what I can get.
Take the Top of your Bri Box and use it as a “cookie cutter” for the remaining dough you have left over. That way it will fit ever so perfectly on top of your little bread bowl.
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Place your circle of dough on top of your other half. Do one more quick “egg wash” with your pastry brush.
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Pop that bad boy in the oven at 350 degrees for about 25 – 30 minutes.

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And Voila! Isn’t she beautiful?

Sit back and admire your beautiful masterpeice.

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P.S. this white platter is a celebrating home product.. and its AMAZING! SUPER easy clean up.. just literally run warm water over it and a dollop of soap and the food comes right up!
I’m all about least amount of clean up as possible, because for real.. “Aint nobody got time for that

Youtube video?! okay maybe it’s just me that finds it ridiculous but yet so entertaining.

Anyway back to the yummy food.

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I usually slice mine up and serve with fresh fruit. Even though nobody really cares about the fruit, give me more cheese!

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And you can thank me later.

This is my go-to party dish and seriously it gets devoured in like 2 minutes. I never have any leftovers.. yes its that good.

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Baked Bri Pastry
Total Prep Time: 15-20 min.                         Total Cook Time: 25-30 minutes
Ingredients:
-1 can of crescent rolls or a sheet of puff pastry
-1 8 oz block of bri cheese
-1/2 a cup of brown sugar
– 1 egg for the egg wash
– pastry brush
OPTIONAL
-fresh fruit (handful of strawberries or apples)
-strawberry preserves or jelly
-walnuts or pecans

•Preheat your over to 350 degrees.
•Slice your bri in half, creating two peices.
•Next dice your strawberries, and place them and a a sprinkle or two of brown sugar on one of the halves. Place your other half on top creating a perfect little bri sandwich.
•Unroll your crescent rolls and flatten them out and pinch the seems together till its “sealed”. You don’t want any of the cheese leaking out.
•Place your strawberry filled cheese block on top of the crescent rolls, then trim out to create more of a circle, save the remaining dough for later.
•Pull the sides of the doug up & over the cheese block. Now here is where your egg friend comes in handy. Crack your egg white into a small dish, whisk it up, then using your pastry brush, create an “egg wash” on the inside of the dough. This will create a seal once you bake your dough.
•Chop up some more of your strawberries and place them on top.
•Take the Top of your Bri Box and use it as a “cookie cutter” for the remaining dough you have left over. That way it will fit ever so perfectly on top of your little bread bowl.
•Place your circle of dough on top of your other half. Do one more quick “egg wash” with your pastry brush.
•Pop that bad boy in the oven at 350 degrees for about 25 – 30 minutes.
Let cool then slice up and serve with fresh fruit. Try not to eat it all before your guest arrive 🙂

This post was “linked up” to Heather over at the Lovely Cupboard. Check out all other Holiday recipes from this link party too!
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5 Comments

  • Tiara

    Baked brie is one of my party staples. This has a nice twist and I plan on trying it. Thanks for sharing.

    December 18, 2013 at 6:13 pm Reply
    • alesha_haley@yahoo.com

      Please let me know what you think! It is always gone in like 5 minutes at every party I have 🙂

      December 20, 2013 at 1:45 pm Reply
  • Heather {the lovely cupboard}

    YUM to the 2nd power. Gotta love anything with crescent rolls!! So glad you linked up today, Alesha:)

    December 18, 2013 at 9:14 pm Reply
  • natasha {schue love}

    Oh I’ve NEVER thought to include strawberries with baked brie…sounds absolutely divine!! Thanks for linking up to the party! 🙂

    December 20, 2013 at 5:15 am Reply
    • alesha_haley@yahoo.com

      My first Link Party!! HA I was a little nervous, but cant wait to do more! I LOVED all the recipes 🙂

      December 20, 2013 at 1:49 pm Reply

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