This Brie en Croute is easy to make and a winner for any party. 

Buy a wheel of Brie, around 8-13 ounces, 

Use a sharp knife to remove the rind if you wish. It IS edible and you can just leave it on, just score the top in a criss-cross pattern.

Thaw out 1 sheet of puff pastry. While it’s still cold to the touch, roll it with a rolling pin to make it smooth and even. You will likely need to pinch the dough together where it separates at the seams. 

Cut off the corners, making 8 corners.

Place the Brie in the center and spoon on the jam. Cover the outside 2 inches of the puff pastry with an egg wash.

Carefully pull up each corner into the center, pinching together as you go. Baste egg wash on the top and use 3 of the corners you cut off to cover the top, pinching the tips together and twisting. Cover the entire puff pastry with egg wash.

Bake for 30-35 minutes. Let sit for 10 minutes and serve with crackers and fruit.




Brie en Croute

And easy, elegant and delicious appetizer.
Course Appetizer, Party Food, Snack


  • 1 wheel Brie
  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry
  • ⅓-½ cup pepper jelly of your choice
  • 1 large egg


  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Open the Brie and use a sharp knife to cut off as much of the brine as you desire. NOTE: if you choose to leave the brine on, use the knife to cut a criss-cross pattern on the top.
  • Roll out your thawed puff pastry to make it smooth. NOTE: It's best when still chilled to the touch and not completely thawed.
    You may need to pinch the seems of the dough together.
  • Cut off the four corners, making 8 corners.
  • Place the Brie in the middle of the puff pastry.
  • Spread the jam on top of the Brie.
  • Make and egg wash by whisking the egg with 1 teaspoon of cold water.
    Brush around the edges of the puff pastry.
  • Gently pull up each corner to the center of the Brie, pinching together in the center. Brush all over with egg wash. Use the cut off corners to create a decoration in the center, standing them up as triangles, pinching and twisting them in the center. Brush with egg wash.
  • Spray baking dish with baking spray. Bake for 30-35 minutes.
  • Allow to sit for 10 minutes before serving.
  • Serve with crackers and fruit.
Keyword appetizer, party food