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Baked Brie

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  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 60 min
  • Ingredients 3
  • Servings 12
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It’s almost too easy…our 3-ingredient baked brie will not only bring the wows when you serve it, but also will be one of the first appetizers to disappear, it’s just that good. The combination of melty, rich brie inside fluffy pastry is just too hard to resist.
Updated Nov 30, 2023
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What is Baked Brie?

Brie is a soft, mild-flavored cheese that gets melty when heated. Our baked brie recipe wraps the delicious cheese inside our fluffy crescent rolls. We show you how to make easy shapes to turn this appetizer into a work of art without any added ingredients. When brushed with an egg, the pastry gets crusty and golden, for a beautiful presentation.

How Do I Serve Baked Brie?

This indulgent appetizer needs something wonderful to hold all that deliciousness. You can simply serve it with crackers, baguette slices, or toasted baguette slices. Or serve it with sliced apples or pears. (Brush the slices lightly with fresh lemon juice to prevent them from browning.) For a holiday look, choose both red and green-skinned varieties! Make baked brie even more special with our amped up adds in the FAQ section.



  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F.
  • 2
    If using crescent rolls: Unroll dough; separate crosswise into 2 sections. Pat dough and firmly press perforations to seal, forming 2 squares. If using dough sheet: Unroll dough; cut crosswise into 2 rectangles. Pat dough to form 2 squares.
  • 3
    Place 1 square on ungreased cookie sheet. Place cheese on center of dough. With small cookie or canapé cutter, cut 1 shape from each corner of remaining square; set cutouts aside.
  • 4
    Place remaining square on top of cheese round. Press dough evenly around cheese. Fold bottom pastry corners over top pasty, gently stretching dough evenly around cheese. Press to seal completely. Brush with beaten egg. Top with cutouts; brush with additional beaten egg.
  • 5
    Bake 20 to 24 minutes or until deep golden brown. Cool 15 minutes. Serve warm.

Tips from the Pillsbury Kitchens

  • tip 1
    If you think Pillsbury™ Crescent Dough and baked Brie make the perfect combo, try our Bewitching Brie Mini Tarts recipe next. Or if you're looking for a tart twist, try Pastry-Wrapped Cranberry Brie made with whole berry cranberry sauce.
  • tip 2
    Small cookie or canapé cutters can be found in specialty kitchen stores or maybe even your favorite grocery store. You can also cut a small shape out of cooking parchment paper and use it as a pattern.
  • tip 3
    Be sure to completely wrap the brie with the crescent dough, so that there aren’t any places the cheese can leak out during baking.
  • tip 4
    The white rind on brie is edible! It softens when warm. We’re brie rind fans…and we hate to waste anything, so we left it on for this recipe with delicious results. If you’re not a fan, you can cut off the white rind with a sharp knife before wrapping the brie with the crescent roll dough.
  • tip 5
    Small cookie or canapé cutters can be found in specialty kitchen stores or maybe even your favorite discount store. You can also cut a small shape out of cooking parchment paper and use it as a pattern. Place the pattern on top of the dough and cut around it with a paring knife.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why did my brie leak out of the pastry?

Be sure to press all edges of the dough together when wrapping the baked brie, so there aren’t any holes or cracks. Brie gets very fluid when hot, so it will be looking for a way to escape! Also, letting it sit 15 minutes after baking is the perfect amount of time before serving it. If you serve it sooner than this, the brie will still be very liquid and can run out when cut. If left longer than this, the brie will firm up again. There’s nothing wrong with serving it this way, but you miss out on the melty texture of it being warm.

How can I dress up the brie even more?

Drizzle the baked brie with honey or hot honey or sprinkle it with a sprinkling of toasted nuts such as pistachios, almonds, or walnuts. Serve it with raspberry or fig jam or cranberry sauce for an explosion of flavor in your mouth!

Nutrition Information

140 Calories, 10g Total Fat, 5g Protein, 7g Total Carbohydrate, 1g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories from Fat
Total Fat
Saturated Fat
Trans Fat
Total Carbohydrate
Dietary Fiber
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • This is a go-to recipe when you want to wow your guests but don’t have much time. Who knew just 3 ingredients could make such a winner! If you love brie as much as we do, try our raspberry baked brie or our brie mini tarts next!
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