Puff Pastry Baked Brie with Pears
The recipe Puff Pastry Baked Brie with Pears is a simple, delicious, and elegant appetizer recipe that friends and family will go crazy for when you serve it at your next party. The easy appetizer recipe has a rich pear filling made with sherry, brown sugar, and nutmeg. This mixture gives the pears a vibrant and sweeter flavor. The pear mixture is nicely complemented by the brie placed on top.
The puff pastry is wrapped around this luscious bundle of fruit and cheese. After baking, the pastry is wonderfully flaky and the cheese begins to melt atop the sweet pear mixture. This is the perfect dish to serve at Christmas or a holiday party either as an appetizer or a dessert. Not only is it simple to make, but it tastes decadent.
Cooking Vessel SizeSwiss Diamond 4.3 Quart Nonstick Saute Pan and Swiss Diamond Nonstick Double-Burner Griddle
- 2 Bosc USA Pears, peeled, cored, and diced
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1/4 cup cream sherry
- 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 frozen puff pastry sheet, thawed
- 1 (8-ounce) Brie cheese round
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons milk
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
In a Swiss Diamond 4.3 Quart Nonstick Saute Pan, saute pears with brown sugar, sherry, and nutmeg until pears are tender and excess moisture has evaporated.
Roll out the puffed pastry so that it is large enough to completely wrap around Brie. Place pear mixture in the center of the puffed pastry and place the Brie round on top of the pears.
In a small bowl, combine egg and milk to make the egg wash. Brush egg wash around edges of puff pastry and fold up edges to totally wrap around pears and Brie.
Turn puff pastry-wrapped Brie over onto the Swiss Diamond Nonstick Double-Burner Griddle and brush sides and top with egg wash.
Bake for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown.
Allow Brie to cool for 20-30 minutes. Serve warm.
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