This is a delicious addition to any party hors d'oeuvres.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a medium bowl, combine pecans and sugar, using your fingertips to thoroughly mix; set aside. Line a baking sheet with a Silpat (French nonstick baking mat) or parchment paper; set aside.

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  • Lightly dust work surface with flour. Place 2 sheets (one box) of puff pastry on the work surface one on top of the other. Using a rolling pin, adhere the 2 pieces of the puff pastry together. Continue rolling puff pastry until it is very thin, slightly less than 1/8 inch thick. Using a pastry wheel or a sharp knife, cut the puff pastry into a 13-inch round, reserving scraps for decorating.

  • Place the brie in the center of the puff pastry. Top the brie with pecan mixture, spreading to within 1/2 inch of the edge of the cheese. Be sure to remove any sugar or nuts from the puff pastry, as they may cause holes to form during baking. Fold puff pastry up and over brie to enclose. The center of the brie will not be completely covered with pastry. Transfer to prepared baking sheet.

  • Lightly dust work surface with flour. Repeat rolling and cutting process with remaining 2 sheets of puff pastry. Drape pastry over the brie, tucking the edges under to enclose.

  • In a small bowl, combine egg yolk and cream to make an egg wash. Cut reserved scraps of puff pastry into decorative shapes. Using a pastry brush, gently brush the decorative shapes with the egg wash, and adhere to wrapped brie. Brush the wrapped brie evenly with the egg wash. Transfer to refrigerator and chill for at least 30 minutes and up to overnight.

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Bake brie until golden brown and puffed, about 30 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees and bake until dark golden brown, 25 to 35 minutes more.

Reviews (3)

174 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 39
  • 4 star values: 54
  • 3 star values: 56
  • 2 star values: 16
  • 1 star values: 9
Rating: Unrated
01/03/2013
Any recommendations on what I can substitute the pecans with - my son has nut allergy?? thanks!
Rating: Unrated
12/27/2011
This was delicious, but not without a few problems. Could not find 2.2 lbs of Brie, so we used a much smaller wheel. We then reduced the amount of brown sugar/pecan mixture. It was the perfect size for an appetizer for about 12 people. Also, to make sure the Brie melts when you cut the pastry, be sure to bake it on the bottom rack of the oven.
Rating: Unrated
02/22/2008
This is a delicious and very easy recipe. With very few ingredientes and everybody loves it. The combination of the cheese with the sweet and crunchy of the topping is amazing. Truly recommend it!
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