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Brie En Croute

When I was thinking about what to bring to Thanksgiving dinner, I was at a bit of a loss.  I knew I wanted to make a dessert (tons of options there), and Cheesy Italian Snack Mix, but that just didn’t seem like enough.  What made finding another recipe to make tricky was that either I had be able to make it completely the night before, or it had to be really easy so I could just throw it together in the morning before we left.  I read many a Thanksgiving food round-up post, and I just could not figure out what to make!

Baked Brie

As I usually do when I can’t make up my mind about something, I threw it out to my Twitter friends to see what they thought I should make. Kayla and Krista both mentioned cheese based things, which are always a winner in my book, but Kayla stole my attention when she also added “baked” and “puff pastry” to the conversation.  As she suggested, I Googled (does it get capitalized when you use it as a verb?) brie en croute.  One of the first recipes that came up was one from Paula Deen, so I figured it would be a good one.  You can find it here.

Baked Brie

The recipe was incredibly easy.  I threw it together and threw it in the oven right when we got to my parents house without any hassle at all.  I did overlook the step where you brush the pastry with egg (even though I remembered to bring eggs with me!) but I don’t really think it hurt it at all.  It was pretty delicious as it was, so I would imagine that it would just be even more delicious if I would have followed the directions exactly.

The end result of gooey cheese, sweet jam, and nuts is definitely a crowd pleaser!

Ease: A+, the hardest part about this recipe is chopping the nuts.  It is pretty darn foolproof.
Taste:  A, really good.  The jam and nuts combined with the brie is really delicious.  I served it with crackers and crostini.

Would I make it again?  Yes.  It is such an easy and delicious option to serve at a party.  One of the reasons that I like it is because considering how simple it is to make, it looks pretty fancy!

3 Responses

  1. mmmm, this is definitely being pinned. it sounds amazing!

  2. Yay! So glad you made it and loved it. Such a yummy, easy recipe. That’s the one I used last year, with a couple twists. 🙂

  3. It was delicious!

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