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Baked Brie

It’s a TV marathon night tonight! The lineup includes Survivor, Criminal Minds and CSI, three of my favorite shows.

To add to my TV-watching enjoyment, I baked a wheel of Brie (minus the puff pastry wrapping) topped with store-bought Pineapple Habanero sauce.

Baked Brie

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To make this at home, you’ll need:

  • 1 wheel of good quality brie cheese
  • 1 cup of your favorite jelly or fruit compote
  • Optional:  1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed plus 1 egg, beaten

Directions:

1.  Bake the entire wheel of Brie at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.

Optional: wrap the Brie in a sheet of puff pastry. Place the wrapped Brie on a pie plate, seam side down, then brush the entire surface with a beaten egg. Bake as stated above.

2.  After baking, top with your favorite jelly or compote–pepper jelly is delicious too.  I bought the pineapple habanero sauce at COSTCO.

3.  Serve with crackers or toasted bagel chips.

Enjoy!

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Note:

Depending on the brand of brie you buy, you can actually eat the rind (the white outer “crust” surrounding the brie).  The brand I buy actually has a very thin rind that is perfectly fine to eat.  Depending on the brand, the rind can taste quite bitter, however.  If you prefer not to eat the rind, use a sharp knife to cut the rind off before wrapping in puff pastry and baking.