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Baked Brie in Puff Pastry: the simple, classic recipe for your holiday party

Total time: 35 Min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 6 people
By Cookist
puff pastry, thawed if frozen)
1 sheet
round brie cheese
2 tbsp
Brown sugar
1 tbsp
Maple syrup
1/4 cup

If you're looking for a super simple yet elegant appetizer to serve this Christmas, you'll love this delicious baked Brie in puff pastry recipe. It's an easy yet crowd-pleasing appetizer you can make with little effort.

The combination of melty, savory brie, a sweet hint of jam, and crispy, golden brown pastry always goes over well with guests, especially when served with crackers or toasted artisan sourdough. If you need a last-minute appetizer that is sure to impress, baked Brie in puff pastry is the ideal recipe for you!

What is Brie Cheese?

Brie is a type of soft cheese made from cow's milk. It comes from France and has a soft edible rind.

Brie is creamy, with a mild flavor, although as it matures, its flavor becomes stronger.

Ingredients for Brie in Puff Pastry

For the most basic version of baked Brie, all you need is a round or wedge of Brie cheese, some jam, a sheet of puff pastry, some maple syrup, and brown sugar.

Of course, there are several great ways you can jazz up this recipe, so feel free to get creative.

How to Bake Brie in Puff Pastry

This gorgeous appetizer is so easy to make. Simply cut the top rind off the cheese, then put the Brie in the middle of a sheet of puff pastry.

Layer the jam over the top of the cheese, then fold up the dough to wrap it up. Add a drizzle of maple syrup (or honey, if you prefer), plus a dash of brown sugar, and bake it for 30 minutes, or until the puff pastry is golden brown.

Let it cool for several minutes, then serve your Brie in puff pastry.

Toppings for Brie in Puff Pastry

There are plenty of fantastic toppings you can put on your baked Brie. Instead of maple syrup, try honey or agave nectar.

For a savory option, caramelized onions or roasted red peppers are delicious.

Dried fruit and nuts such as almonds, pecans, and walnuts are also wonderful on baked Brie.

Tips for the Best Brie in Puff Pastry

Make sure your Brie is chilled before you start preparing this dish.

Use any type of jam or jelly you prefer. Raspberry, strawberry, apricot, plum, fig, and grape preserves all taste wonderful with baked Brie.

Are you making baked Brie as a part of your Christmas dinner spread? Make it more festive by adding puff pastry decorations. Make bows, Christmas trees, or a wreath as a decorative topping on your baked Brie.

Can You Bake Brie Ahead?

You can bake brie up to two days in advance. To reheat it, bake it for 25 to 30 minutes at 175F. Gentle heat is the way to go when you're reheating baked Brie.

How to Serve Brie in Puff Pastry

Serve your Brie in puff pastry with sliced apples or pears, crackers, artisan bread, or crostini.

How to store Baked Brie in Puff Pastry

You can store baked brie in puff pastry in the refrigerator for 2 days, closed in an airtight container.

Can You Freeze Brie in Puff Pastry?

Absolutely! The best way to freeze Brie in puff pastry is before you bake it. Once you've wrapped the cheese in the pastry, place it in an airtight container or freezer-safe bag and freeze it for up to 1 month. When you're ready to serve it, bake the Brie for 50 minutes at 350F.


Preheat your oven to 350F.

Slice the rind off the top of the Brie, making sure not to cut too deeply.

Unroll the puff pastry on a baking tray. Put the Brie in the center of the dough. Smear the jam over the top of the Brie.

Fold the dough over the cheese, removing any excess dough.

Lightly drizzle with maple syrup and garnish with brown sugar.

Bake for 30 minutes, then remove from the oven and allow it to cool for 10 minutes.

Serve warm with your favorite jam. Enjoy!


You can also leave the rind on top of the Brie instead of slicing it off.

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