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Baked Brie with Jam is a beautiful appetizer that’s perfect for holiday parties. Made with ultra creamy Brie, topped with fig jam and crunchy walnuts, then wrapped in a buttery puff pastry and baked.
Serve this easy and elegant Baked Brie in puff pastry with toasted crostini, and crackers. It’s such an easy appetizer to make but it looks gorgeous on a platter surrounded by fruits, nuts, and crackers.Pin this recipe for later!
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Why We Love This Recipe
Easy, Yet Elegant: Baked Brie in Puff Pastry looks so pretty and elegant on a serving platter, yet it’s incredibly easy to prepare!
Customizable Flavors: This is the perfect recipe to add your own personal spin on, using any flavor of jam you like, and swap out the walnuts for pistachios, pecans or almonds.
Flaky, Buttery Crust: The Brie and jam oozing out of a flaky puff pastry crust, makes it simply irresistible.
Simple Recipe: With only 5 ingredients and only 10 minutes of prep time, you can make this baked brie with jam recipe any time you have a craving.
- Puff Pastry Sheets – This pre-made puff pastry is so easy to use and can be found in the freezer section of your grocery store. Just pop it in the fridge to thaw the night before you want to use it.
- Brie – This creamy French cheese is usually sold in a small wheel shape, with a soft rind. No need to remove the rind, it’s edible! As it bakes, the rind keeps helps hold the shape with the cheese inside becomes ooey, gooey, and spreadable.
- Fig Jam – You will often see fig jam on charcuterie boards because it pairs well with a variety of salty, savory meats and cheeses. It’s a perfect match for the brie and walnuts, with its subtly sweet, slightly tangy flavor.
- Toasted Walnuts – You want plain walnuts, and toasted if you can find them. You do not want sweet/candied nuts. Toasting them bring out their flavor – just place the nuts in a skillet over medium heat for a few minutes, shaking them a few times for an even cook.
- Egg Wash – An egg wash is just an egg whisked with a little bit of water. It’s used with pastry crusts to give them a golden color and crispy texture. It can also help the seams of the dough stay in place.
How To Make Baked Brie with Jam
Step 1: Roll out the puff pastry and place onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Place the wheel of Brie cheese in the center.
Step 2: Spread fig jam over the Brie, and top with walnuts.
Step 3: Make a cut at each corner of the puff pastry and begin wrapping up and around the brie, like a pinwheel, and gently press seams together.
Step 4: Brush the seams with egg wash and refrigerate for 20 minutes.
Step 5: Brush the entire top of the pastry with the egg wash, then bake for 25-30 minutes.
Step 6: Remove from the oven and let cool for 5-10 minutes before serving.
Serve: Place the finished product on a platter and surround with your choice of crackers, toasted bread, dried fruit, fresh fruit, nuts, and fresh herbs. I like to add some fruit that matches the jam inside, in this case, quartered figs. Add a small cheese knife for slicing into the cheese and serving.
No, the rind is completely edible, and it helps the cheese hold its shape while baking.
Baked brie with puff pastry takes about 25 minutes to bake, in order to fully cook and brown the crust.
Baking brie in the oven is the best way to warm it and get that ooey, gooey center.
- Any jam will work for this recipe. Fig, raspberry, cherry, peach, or even cranberry sauce are all perfect jams to use. Feel free to change it up for the season.
- Pecans, pinenuts, or almonds are great substitutes for the walnuts. Toasting in a skillet on the stovetop or in the oven them keeps them crunchier and gives them a more pronounced flavor.
- You can use excess puff pastry to cut out shapes and decorate the top of the wrapped brie. Just cut out the shapes you like and stick it to the wrapped brie with the egg wash, making sure to egg wash the top of the cutouts as well.
- Placing the wrapped brie in the fridge before baking helps to ensure that the cheese doesn’t melt too fast during baking. You want the cheese to be melted, but not ooze out of the pastry shell too fast.
Make Ahead and Storage Instructions
To make ahead: Wrap the brie in the puff pastry, wrap with plastic wrap, and store in the fridge for up to a few hours. Remove from the fridge and add the egg wash before baking. If you store the wrapped brie longer than a few hours, the puff pastry may become wet and sticky, and may not brown as well.
Storage and Reheating: This dish is best eaten fresh, as the quality is diminished during storage and reheating. Store leftovers wrapped in plastic wrap in the fridge for up to 2 days. If you are determined to reheat it, it would be best reheated in a 400℉ oven.
More Cheesy Appetizers
Want to try another delicious brie and jam pairing? Try my popular holiday appetizer Cranberry Brie Bites!
Baked Brie with Jam Recipe
- 1 sheet frozen puff pastry thawed
- 10 ounce brie cheese wheel 8-12 ounces
- 1/3 cup fig jam see notes for other jam options
- 1/4 cup walnuts chopped
- 1 egg mixed with 1 tablespoon of water
- Fruit, crackers, or crostini for serving
- Rosemary or thyme sprigs for garnish optional
- Preheat oven to 400℉. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Gently roll out puff pastry to 10-12” square. Place the brie wheel in the center of the pastry sheet, spread with jam on top of the brie, top with walnuts.
- Make a cut at each corner of the puff pastry, towards the center down to about ½” from the brie, so there are now 4 triangular pieces. Bring each of the corners up and over the brie, like a pinwheel, and secure together, brushing the seams with egg wash.. Place the brie in the fridge for 20 minutes.
- Brush brie all over with the egg wash and bake for 25-30 minutes until golden brown. Remove from the oven and let it stand for 5 minutes. Serve with fruits, nuts, crackers and bread.
- Feel free to customize with your favorite flavor of jam or type of nuts.
- I highly recommending toasting the nuts for more flavor.
- Placing the wrapped brie in the fridge before baking helps to ensure that the cheese doesn’t melt too fast during baking. Don’t skip this step!
- To make ahead: Wrap the brie in the puff pastry, and wrap with plastic wrap, store in the fridge for up to 3 hours. Add the egg wash just before baking.
- Storage and Reheating: This dish is best eaten fresh, as the quality is diminished during storage and reheating. Store leftovers wrapped in plastic wrap in the fridge for up to 2 days. If you are determined to reheat it, it would be best reheated in a 400℉ oven.