Give your baked brie a wow factor by filling it with fresh berries!
This post has been created in partnership with Pillsbury.
I have come to the conclusion that if I were ever stranded on a deserted island, the one food I would want to live on would be cheese. It’s the one thing I never get sick of, that I can’t get enough of. I have found that as I have gotten older, I even crave it more than I do sweets.
Give me cheese and I am happy.
So of course, when my friends at Pillsbury wanted me to recreate a version of their classic Crescent Wrapped Brie, I was all over it.
The thing about brie is that it goes so well with everything – sweet or savory. And as an appetizer, you really can’t beat melted brie, covered in crescent dough. Especially when you add berries into the mix.
I know that berries are probably not the first thing you think of when you think of baked brie. But they really did work out so perfectly. I always love having a little bit of jelly to serve with baked brie, so I thought to myself, why not just add the fruit into the center of the brie? What was born is this beautiful and very tasty holiday appetizer idea.
I tell ya – I could have eaten the whole thing myself!!
Want to see how easy it is to make?
Take the brie and cut it in half equally.
Lay one of the squares of dough on a cookie sheet. Place the bottom half of the cheese on the dough.
Top the cheese with assorted berries.
And then place the second half of the cheese on top of the berries.
Lay the second half of the dough on top of the cheese.
Press the dough evenly around the cheese, then fold the dough up over the top. Press the edges to seal the dough completely.
Brush the bread evenly with eggwash. Then bake it until it is golden brown.
And then try not to devour the whole thing yourself. I know I had a hard time!!
And check out even more great holiday recipes using Pillsbury products over at Serious Eats!
- 1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury refrigerated crescent dinner rolls or 1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury Crescent Recipe Creations
- 1 round (8 oz) Brie cheese
- ¾ cup mixed fresh berries
- 1 egg, beaten
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- If using crescent rolls, unroll the dough and separate crosswise into 2 sections. Press the perforations to seal, forming 2 squares. If using dough sheet, unroll dough and cut crosswise into 2 squares.
- Cut the brie crosswise through the center. Place one square of dough on an ungreased baking sheet. Place the bottom half of the brie in the center of the dough. Place the berries on top of the cheese, then top with the top half of the brie.
- Place the remaining square of dough on top of the cheese. Press the dough evenly around the cheese, then fold the dough up over the top, pressing the edges to seal completely. Brush the beaten egg over the outside of the dough.
- Bake for 20 to 24 minutes, or until golden brown. Allow to rest for 15 minutes; serve warm.