I cannot tell you how long I’ve wanted to make this. Not necessarily with the pepper jelly (because that was a relatively new idea) but with the brie and the pastry. I guess you could say it was on my mental cooking “bucket list”. I finally broke down and just made it, with a little bit of prompting of one of my Facebook fans. When I posted my Pepper Jelly recipe I was so excited to receive many great ideas of how to enjoy the wonderful bottled goodness. This was one of the ideas!
So, you are probably wondering what in the world is Brie in Croute? I learned on the Pepperidge Farm website that “in French cuisine, the term “en croûte” translates as “in a crust,” and refers to any food wrapped in pastry and baked. Brie en Croute is a recipe in which an entire wheel of Brie cheese is wrapped in puff pastry. When baked, the cheese becomes warm, melty… and completely irresistible!” Doesn’t that sound amazing??
Sweet Pepper Jelly & Walnut Brie En Croute
Sweet Pepper Jelly & Walnut Brie En Croute is undeniably addictive. "En Croute" essentially refers to any food wrapped in a pastry and baked - delish!
- 1/2 of a 17.3-ounce pkg. Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry Sheets 1 sheet, thawed according to package directions
- 1 8 oz. Brie cheese round
- 1/4 c. pepper jelly
- 1/4 chopped pecans
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 tsp. water
- Heat the oven to 400°F. Top cheese with pepper jelly and chopped pecans.
- Unfold the pastry sheet on a lightly floured surface. Gently lift pastry and cover cheese wheel.
- Fold pastry underneath cheese to cover. Trim the excess pastry and press to seal. Reserve the pastry scraps for decoration.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the egg and water. Brush the seam of the pastry with the egg mixture.
- Place seam-side down onto a baking sheet.
- Decorate with the pastry scraps, if desired. Brush with the egg mixture.
- Bake for 25 minutes or until the pastry is golden brown.
- Let stand for 20 minutes before serving. Serve with bread or crackers.
[My 2 Cents]
For whatever reason, I thought the theme of my Brie was apple.. I have no idea where that came from. What I meant to make was a pepper, since the Brie is "pepper jelly". Essentially, you can decorate the pastry however you like. It's kind of fun coming up with decorations.
Adapted from Pepperidge Farm