Cranberry Apricot Baked Brie Recipe – a simple, easy, and so delicious puff pastry baked brie en croute with fruit – perfect for a party, appetizer, or a cheesy indulgent treat!
This Apricot and Cranberry Baked Brie Recipe is simple, easy, and so delicious.
It is a gorgeous show-stopping appetizer that the whole family loves – and can be prepped well ahead of a party to pop in the oven for fuss-free entertaining that won’t take you away from guests.
This baked brie is perfect for dinner parties, a big Super Bowl party, quiet dinners in, or just as a snack on a cozy weekend!
Brie baked in a delicious puffy crunchy pastry, filled with ooey, gooey melted brie and a sweet and tart fruit topping is about the most indulgent appetizer ever – and you won’t believe just how easy this recipe is!
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How To Trim Top Rind Off Brie
Whether you trim your brie’s rind off or not is solely a personal decision – I often leave it on if I am not baking brie in pastry – but when I do add pastry, I like to trim the top of my brie wheel off.
To trim the top off your wheel of brie without trimming off the delicious cheese, follow these tips:
-Place your palm flat on the top of the brie.
-Use a sharp knife to slice the very top of the rind off. Be careful to not cut too close to your hand!
-You can also trim the top of a brie wheels rind off by using a mandoline.
How To Bake a Wheel of Brie
Baking brie is one of the easiest ways to make a delicious ooey, gooey, cheesy appetizer – it is full of flavor, simple, and so delicious! Perfect for a party, Sunday supper, or a cozy night in!
Brie is super simple, and great baked as-is – or with toppings – baked inside or out of a pastry shell.
To bake brie in a pastry shell, I like to use puff pastry dough, or a premade pie crust. While either work, I prefer to use puff pastry when possible.
Roll puff pastry to 12-inch square to encase the brie wheel in. Tuck the sides underneath the wheel to make a sort of envelope. Smooth down the sides and tightly wrap brie in pastry dough for the best texture.
Trim off extra dough, as you want to have a tight fitting pastry around the brie and any extra dough will become too crunchy and cook unevenly.
Puff Pastry Baked Brie
To get a perfect puff pastry baked brie texture for your cheese, there are a couple tips and tricks that will help make this recipe even easier.
-Preheat oven to 400.
-Trim top off of brie, top with fruit mixture, wrap with puff pastry or pie crust, and then chill.
Letting your wheel of brie chill after being prepped will help everything cook perfectly.
-Make a “well” on the top of the brie by pressing the bottom of a glass on top.
This helps have a space for fruit on top, and helps give a cute decorative look to your brie. Fill the “well” with fruit and preserves partway through the baking.
-Make two small vent holes on top.
I prefer to make two to three small vent holes on top of my brie so steam can escape and the puff pastry puffs less.
-Brush some egg wash along pastry edges.
This will help your puff pastry or pie crust to shine and look like it is from a restaurant.
Be sure to beat egg white until foamy in a small bowl to make a simple and easy egg wash.
Other Easy Appetizers You’ll Love
If you love this simple and delicious puff pastry baked brie en croute, be sure to check out some of my other favorite appetizers:
Apricot Cranberry Baked Brie Recipe
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- 1 wheel brie
- 1 sheet puff pastry, warm enough to handle but not room temperature
- 3 tbsp apricot preserves
- 1/4 cup craisins
- 1/2 tsp celtic sea salt
- 1 egg, beaten
- 2 tbsp fresh cranberries, optional
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- In a small bowl, combine preserves, cranberries, and salt.
- Stir to mix well.
- Roll out puff pastry to a thin 12 inch square.
- Trim top rind off brie.
- Top brie with fruit mixture.
- Carefully lay puff pastry over top of brie and fruit mixture.
- Fold sides of puff pastry under brie and smooth along sides so puff pastry wraps around brie smoothly and evenly.
- Brush brie with egg wash.
- Bake brie until slightly golden, about 15-18 minutes.
- Brush once more with egg wash, and add remaining fruit mixture (and optional fresh cranberries) to top of brie.
- Continue baking until brie is golden brown, another 5-10 minutes.
- Remove from oven and serve immediately.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 75 Total Fat: 3g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 27mg Sodium: 189mg Carbohydrates: 11g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 7g Protein: 2g