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Fig & Walnut Baked Brie in Puff Pastry

Make this fig & walnut baked brie in puff pastry for a delicious fall appetizer. It's very simple to put together, but looks so impressive!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine French/American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 6 people

Ingredients

  • 1 sheet Puff Pastry
  • 1 8 oz. wheel of brie cheese
  • 1/3 cup fig spread
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • flour for rolling

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Remove 1 sheet of puff pastry sheet from freezer. Thaw according to package directions.
  • On a floured surface, roll the puff pastry out, so the creases disappear. It should increase in size at least 1 inch all around.
  • Using a dinner plate, cut out a large circle. Refrigerate trimmed pieces.
  • Trim or scrape the rind off the brie round on one side only.
  • Place the brie in the middle of the puff pastry circle, scraped side up.
  • Top brie with fig spread and walnuts.
  • Put 1 egg and 1 teaspoon water in a small bowl. Whisk to combine.
  • To wrap the brie, carefully bring the puff pastry up and over one side of the round.
  • Using the egg/water mixture to seal the folds, continue to fold the pastry over the brie, going in a circle.
  • Gently push the folds together when finished.
  • Carefully transfer wrapped brie to a baking sheet.
  • Remove trimmed pieces of puff pastry from refrigerator. Use a glass or round cutter to make a 3 or 4 inch circle. Cover the top of the wrapped puff pastry with the circle. Using tiny shaped cutters, use the pastry to decorate the top of the brie.
  • Brush the entire round of pastry with egg mixture.
  • Bake in center of oven for 35-40 minutes. Pastry should be golden and puffed.
  • Cool 10 minutes before serving.
  • Garnish with fresh thyme if desired. Serve with crackers, apple slices, red grapes, flat pretzels, or baguette slices.