This Baked Brie with Apricot Preserves is truly the perfect appetizer for any party! Baked in buttery, flaky puff pastry, ooey gooey cheese covered in sweet apricot preserves, it’s melt in your mouth delicious!
This recipe was originally published in December 2018. I’ve since updated the photos!
I’ve always loved cheese. However, I must admit, the cheese I ate was never the fancy kind. My childhood consisted of bringing a string cheese stick with me to lunch and peeling it. Anyone else not trust folks who bite straight into string cheese?! Team peel for life!
Needless to say, I never even really knew what brie was until I was older. The only types of cheese that were in my life were as followed: cheddar, mozzarella, and velveeta – you know, that super processed but delicious cheese? Yup. I soon began to learn about brie, gruyere, pepper jack and enjoying all of the super sharp flavors of them all. It was like a whole new cheese universe.
Why You’ll Love Baked Brie
So, when I was deciding the treats I would be baking this holiday season, I KNEW this had to be on my list. As much as I love holiday sweets,, this dish serves as a nice break between the overly sweet treats.
First off, this is the most simple holiday appetizer or snack you can make. It seriously involves only 4 ingredients and is SO quick to whip up!
The brie cheese on the inside…oh my word. It gets SO melty and oooey gooey and decadently delicious. The apricot preserves are the perfect tangy/sweet contrast to the rich cheese which results in of course, the best salty sweet combination you could hope for!
And if the cheese/apricot preserves aren’t enough, you know you have to wrap it in a pre-made puff pastry and bake it to perfection!
I highly recommend getting Wewalka puff pastry (NOT sponsored) I just seriously love this brand and it always turns out perfectly golden!
Speaking of golden, the caramelization on top of this beauty is TO DIE FOR. SERIOUSLY JUST LOOK AT IT!!!
When you cut into it, it literally just melts out cheese and jam. It’s. so. rich. and. decadent. Also, you can add any type of preserves! I just prefer the apricot.
This dish has the perfect combination of sweet and savory. It also somehow completely nails the crispy, buttery and flaky outside and the melt in your mouth inside. It blends so many flavors and textures together, you may just explode with joy while eating it.
So let’s get into what you need to make it! Spoiler alert: not a lot.
Ingredients You Need:
- Thawed puff pastry
- Apricot preserves
- Egg wash
Best Baking Tips
Y’all, this is such an insanely easy recipe. Even the most unskilled of bakers can do it!
First, you take the store bought puff pastry and place the brie in the middle, followed by several spoonfuls of the jam to cover the top of the cheese. It should look something like this:
Next, you simply fold over the puff pastry onto the cheese. It doesn’t have to be any intricate design – I just folded over one corner at a time. It should look something like this:
Make sure, however, that the brie feels pretty tightly wrapped inside of the puff pastry. You don’t want it leaking out on you!
Lastly, beat an egg in a small bowl and brush it onto the pastry until it’s fully coated. This will ensure that you get that golden caramelized crunchy top of the puff pastry!
Bake until it’s golden brown and delicious. And believe me, when you pull it out and it looks like this:
You’ll feel like a pastry chef. Or at least I did!
Baked Brie Cheese Board Ideas
If you wanted to make this dish extremely classy, I would recommend putting it on a cutting board and forming a cute little cheese board!
The world is, as always, your oyster when it comes to your cheese board needs. But for this one in particular, I really love adding some fancy crackers, apple slices, a sprig of rosemary here and there for a pop of color.
You could add on pretzels, pear slices, other jams, tapenades, extra cheese, pecans. However you make it, I’m positive that it will 100% wow whoever you’re serving it to!
Or, let’s be honest, you can just be like me – and eat it straight off the pan with a fork. No judgement here!
Enjoy this one y’all – it’s one of my all time favorites. XO – Haylie
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Baked Brie with Apricot Preserves
A sweet, savory dish that's filled with oooey gooey brie and sweet apricot preserves.
- 8 oz. brie
- 1 sheet thawed puff pastry
- 2-3 tbsp apricot preserves (you can use any kind you'd like!)
- 1 beaten egg
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Roll out your sheet of thawed puff pastry. Spread out on counter top with flour under it in needed. Roll out the pastry until the edges are even, just enough to get the crinkles out at the ends.
Place brie in the center of the pastry. Add 2-3 tbsps of apricot preserves to completely cover the top of brie.
Wrap the brie up neatly - one side at a time.
Beat one egg. Brush onto pastry until fully covered.
Move onto lined baked sheet and bake for 35 minutes. Let it cool for 10 minutes.
Serve hot with crackers, fruit, or just eat with a fork! Enjoy.