Baked Brie en Croûte with Apple Compote

Baked Brie en Croûte with Apple Compote

Baked Brie en Croute with Apple Compote is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 8.
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Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 8 Serves 6 to 8.
This appetizer can be made up to 2 weeks in advance. Assemble the pastry, cheese and apple compote, but don't brush the dough with the egg wash. Instead, wrap the pastry tightly with plastic wrap and freeze until ready to bake. Then brush the frozen pastry with the egg wash and bake in a 350°F oven for 45 to 50 minutes.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tbs. unsalted butter
  • 2 Golden Delicious apples, peeled, cored and
      cut into 1/2-inch dice
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/8 tsp. ground cardamom
  • 1 round Brie cheese, 6 to 8 oz. and about 4 1/2
      inches wide, slightly chilled
  • 10-inch round of puff pastry dough, rolled out to
      1/4-inch thickness
  • 1 egg, beaten with 1 Tbs. water
  • Plain water crackers for serving

Directions:

In a 2-quart sauté pan over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the apples and sauté, stirring occasionally, until the apples are tender and have released most of their liquid, 5 to 7 minutes. Add the sugar and cardamom, stir to dissolve and cook, stirring occasionally, until most of the liquid has evaporated, 12 to 15 minutes more. Remove from the heat and let the apple compote cool to room temperature.

Preheat an oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

With a sharp knife, cut the cheese in half horizontally. On a clean work surface, place one half of the cheese, sliced side up, and evenly spread 1/2 cup of the apple compote over it. Set the other half, sliced side down, over the compote and spread 1/2 cup compote over the top.

Place the dough on a lightly floured surface and set the cheese in the center of the dough. Fold the dough up over the sides of the cheese, pleating the upper edges to fit snugly around the cheese. Pinch the dough together in the center to seal. Brush the dough evenly with the egg wash and place on the prepared baking sheet.

Bake until the pastry is golden all over and crisp, 40 to 45 minutes. Let it rest for 5 minutes, then transfer to a platter along with a sharp knife and the crackers. Serve any remaining compote alongside.
Serves 6 to 8.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Reheating help! I made this for Thanksgiving and it was amazing! I doubled the recipe and we only ate part of it, so I froze the rest. Now I want to reheat it, but part of the crust is gone. I have more pastry dough to patch it so the brie doesn't spill out, should I brush the egg wash on just that part or all of it (for a 2nd time)? If I use the egg wash wouldn't I need to reheat it according to the recipe, and will that overcook it? Help please, thanks!
Date published: 2015-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great appetizer This was the best thing I made for Thanksgiving. The apples and brie were a great combination.
Date published: 2014-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Star of the Party The baked Brie was the hit of the party and made for a beautiful presentation. This recipe was easy to assemble and was absolutely delicious! Do not skip the cardamon! It really brightens up the apple compote.
Date published: 2014-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So yummy!! I made this for a group of my friends and it was delicious!! The whole appetizer was gone!! I didn't have cardamom on hand so I used cinnamon. I plan on making a few to put in my freezer for when I need an appetizer. This is a definite make again!!!
Date published: 2013-10-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Perfect Appetizer I made this for our Christmas party. Everyone absoultely loved it!!! It was very simple to make. I made it ahead of time so all I had to do was put it in the over on Christmas day. I did substitute cinnamon for cardamom, but, it was delicious. I will definitely make this again. Thank you!
Date published: 2012-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delicious! This was really good. I made it for a dinner party and everyone raved about it. It was super easy as well. Will definitely make again!
Date published: 2012-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from All occasion pleaser! From the tea table to the party buffet this recipe is a smash hit! Easy, elegant and versatile, I've had rave reviews every time I make it. Lovely with afternoon tea, perfect for dinner and holiday parties all year round. You cannot go wrong with this one! Add some chopped pecans and dried fruit (I like golden raisins, dried cranberries or chopped dates) for variety.
Date published: 2012-07-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy Make Ahead App This is one of my favourite recipes when I need something that can be prepared ahead of time. One word of caution: If you are NOT freezing it ahead of time, then do not put any of the apple compote on top of the brie round as the pastry will open up while baking. If you freeze it ahead of time, you can put compote on top as the pastry will stay together. Also, if you are really short on time, you can use a fig jam instead of making the compote. It's still very delicious! I am thinking that I may even try a red pepper jam the next time I make this, to give it a savoury twist!
Date published: 2012-05-24
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