Apricot Baked Brie

Apricot preserves add a burst of fruitiness that complements the creamy texture of Brie.

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  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 45 min
  • ingredients 6
  • servings 12
 

Ingredients

1/3
cup apricot preserves
1/4
cup chopped pecans
2
tablespoons finely chopped red onion
1
sheet puff pastry (from 17.3-oz package), thawed
1
round (8 oz) Brie cheese, cut horizontally in half
1
tablespoon whipping (heavy) cream or half-and-half

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  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. Line cookie sheet with foil or cooking parchment paper; lightly spray foil or paper with cooking spray. In small bowl, mix preserves, pecans and onion; set aside.
  • 2 On lightly floured surface, roll pastry into 10x14-inch rectangle. Using the round of cheese as a pattern, cut a pastry circle 3 to 4 inches larger than the cheese. Set aside excess pastry.
  • 3 Spread half of the preserves mixture in center of pastry circle, leaving 3-inch edge. Place 1 cheese round (in rind) on preserves. Spoon remaining preserves over cheese. Top with remaining cheese round.
  • 4 Gently fold edges of pastry up and over cheese to cover, folding and pinching edges to seal. Place seam side down on cookie sheet. Cut out decorative pieces from excess pastry. Brush pastry with whipping cream; place pastry cutouts on top.
  • 5 Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.
  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. Line cookie sheet with foil or cooking parchment paper; lightly spray foil or paper with cooking spray. In small bowl, mix preserves, pecans and onion; set aside.
  • 2 On lightly floured surface, roll pastry into 10x14-inch rectangle. Using the round of cheese as a pattern, cut a pastry circle 3 to 4 inches larger than the cheese. Set aside excess pastry.
  • 3 Spread half of the preserves mixture in center of pastry circle, leaving 3-inch edge. Place 1 cheese round (in rind) on preserves. Spoon remaining preserves over cheese. Top with remaining cheese round.
  • 4 Gently fold edges of pastry up and over cheese to cover, folding and pinching edges to seal. Place seam side down on cookie sheet. Cut out decorative pieces from excess pastry. Brush pastry with whipping cream; place pastry cutouts on top.
  • 5 Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Sourdough bread slices, crispy crackers or apple and pear slices go well with this dressed-up cheese appetizer.

Assemble the Brie the day before, cover tightly and refrigerate. Just before serving, bake as directed.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
170
(
Calories from Fat
100),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
11%
(Saturated Fat
4 1/2g,
4 1/2%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
30mg
30%;
Sodium
105mg
105%;
Total Carbohydrate
15g
15%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
5g
5%
),
Protein
4g
4%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.