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Everyone’s Favorite App: Gooey, Melty Baked Cheese

Crescent Wrapped Baby Cheeses
Sweet dreams are made of cheese: Put your own (surprisingly easy!) spin on tradition with new ways to serve party classic baked Brie.

Step 1: Pick Your Size

It’s a delicious dilemma to have: Do you make one giant, melty baked cheese app that everyone can share, or whip up a batch of ultra-dippable, personal-sized mini cheeses? (Trick question: You can totally make both.)

You can’t go wrong with the original Crescent-Wrapped Brie:

Baked Brie

Forget high-maintenance sheets of puff pastry—classic baked Brie is infinitely easier to make (and less messy) when wrapped inside a buttery crescent. Brush with a quick egg wash for an extra-golden finish, and serve with apple slice dippers and a sauce on the side. The hardest part of making this easy app is not eating more than your fair share in front of everyone you know.

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But on the other hand, everything is cuter when you make it mini! Just look at these little guys:

Crescent Wrapped Baby Cheeses

What superhuman can resist what is basically the classiest plate of cheese curds you’ll ever enjoy? They’re easier to pick up, dip and devour; plus, when everyone gets their own plate of mini baked cheeses, you don’t have to worry about whether you’re hogging the whole wheel of cheese.

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Step 2: Add a 2-Ingredient Topping

Make it classic or make it mini, then make it extra-special with couldn’t-be-easier topping ideas. Spoon or drizzle these quick sauces over servings of full-sized crescent-wrapped Brie, or dip and dunk your minis to your heart’s content.

Apple jelly, Dijon mustard

Topping Idea 1: Apple + Dijon

Take a note from the classic apple serving companion. Microwave ½ cup apple jelly 30 seconds to 1 minute until liquefied. Stir in 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard.

Pecans Maple Syrup

Topping Idea 2: Maple Syrup + Pecans

Go sweet! Mix together 1 cup maple syrup with ½ cup pecan halves. Add a dash of nutmeg if you’re feeling spicy.

Raspberry jam, whole grain mustard

Topping Idea 3: Raspberry + Mustard

This sweet and nutty combo is a little unexpected, but really delicious. Microwave ¼ cup raspberry jam 30 seconds to 1 minute until liquefied. Mix in 1 tablespoon whole-grain mustard.