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Raspberry & Brown Sugared Pecan Brie en Croute
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 
Raspberry & Brown Sugared Pecan Brie en Croute is easy, yet elegant and makes the perfect appetizer for entertaining! Easily customize-able with your favorite nuts and preserves, this buttery puff pastry oozing with cheese is sure to be a hit!


Course: Appetizer, Entertaining, starter
Cuisine: French
Servings: 12
Calories: 180 kcal
Ingredients
  • 1 wheel Brie Cheese (13 Oz.) – Rind Shaved to desired thinness*
  • 1 sheet Frozen Puff Pastry – Thawed*
  • 1/3 Cup Pecans – roughly chopped into pieces
  • 1 TBS Unsalted Butter
  • 3 TBS Light Brown Sugar
  • 1/8 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/3 Cup Raspberry Preserves
  • 2 Egg Whites
  • Serving Suggestions: Fruit, Crackers, Artisanal Bread
Instructions
  1. Melt butter in a small sauté pan over medium heat. Add the pecans and sauté until golden in color, about 5-6 minutes, stirring occasionally. Turn off heat and sprinkle with brown sugar and cinnamon. Stir to combine. Set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  3. Roll puff pastry out to a 12’’ square on a lightly floured work surface. Place the shaved wheel of brie cheese in the center of the puff pastry. Spread the raspberry preserves over the top of the cheese. Top the preserves with the sautéed pecans. Brush the outer 1’’ of puff pastry with the egg whites.
  4. Bring the four corners and sides up and over the brie. Twist and pleat the corners and sides together to enclose the cheese and form a bundle. Use kitchen twine to tie together the twisted puff pastry.
  5. Transfer the brie en croute to the prepared baking sheet. Brush the outside of the brie en croute with the remaining egg whites.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes, reduce oven temperature to 325 degrees and continue to bake an additional 15 minutes, until pastry is golden brown.
  7. Remove to a clean work surface or serving platter and allow to cool for 5-10 minutes. Serve with fruit, crackers, and artisanal bread.
Recipe Notes

*Use a serrated or sharp knife to shave the top rind off of the wheel of brie cheese. I also like to shave the sides a bit. If you like the rind, go ahead and leave it intact, as it is edible. This is just a suggested step to make the Brie easier to cut into.

*If using a smaller wheel of cheese (8 Oz.), form the en Croute and trim excess puff pastry with kitchen scissors.

*I thaw my puff pastry overnight in the refrigerator, but you can also remove it from the freezer, place it on the counter and allow to thaw for about 30 minutes prior to using.

Nutrition Facts
Raspberry & Brown Sugared Pecan Brie en Croute
Amount Per Serving
Calories 180 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 63mg 3%
Potassium 43mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 19g 6%
Sugars 7g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 0.6%
Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 0.8%
Iron 3.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.