It is that time of year again! Dinner parties, work parties, holiday parties...so much to do, so little time! For an easy, delicious treat that will impress your friends, try this Baked Brie. I got the recipe from a dear friend during Thanksgiving last year. It was one of the many things we stuffed our faces with, but it stuck out because it was so delicious. Your friends will think that you spent hours on this but it is actually easy and doesn't take too long.
2 tbsp grated parm (approximately)
2 tbsp finely chopped fresh basil
1 round Brie (about 14 oz)
1/2 package of Pepperidge Farms Pastry sheets (freezer section)
Defrost pastry sheet according to package instructions. Heat oven to 400. Mix basil and parmesan and set aside. Cut Brie in half horizontally and sprinkle the basil/parm mixture evenly over the open Brie. Place the other half on top and press down to put back together. Roll puff pastry on floured surface. Cut two circles out (larger than the actual Brie). Place the Brie on the puff pastry circle and then place the other cut circle on top. Pull the bottom circle up and over the Brie and mold the puff pastry together. Brush the edges with water to seal the pastry together. Make sure it is thick on the side so that the cheese doesn't leak out when baking. Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown. Place on a wire rack for about 15-20 minutes before serving. Serve with crackers or bread or BOTH! :)
Enjoy this decadent dish with friends and family over the holiday season!