Baked Brie Hearts

One of the easiest, most impressive appetizers I know of is baked brie.  You buy pastry dough, brie, and a preserved fruit (dried or canned).  Top the wheel of brie with the fruit, wrap it in the dough, and bake for about 12 minutes at 375°.  For a nice shine, brush the dough with egg wash before putting it in the oven.  Then serve with baguette or crackers and you have a rich, savory treat that came together in just minutes.

So, I thought to myself, a mini version of this pastry-wrapped baked brie would probably be really good.  All the savory goodness wrapped up in a little hand-sized pie.  After a quick trip to the grocery store, I set my sights on creating this little piece of Heaven.  I unrolled my (store bought) pastry crust, hand-carved some hearts, and laid them out on parchment paper.  I brushed each with egg wash (an egg and splash of milk, scrambled).  I put a little piece of brie and a generous helping of apricot preserves on half of them, then flipped the other half of them on top of the others and used a fork to seal all the edges.

They baked for 13 minutes at 375°.  They didn’t come out quite as yummy as I’d hoped, but they were by no means a flop.  The problem is that the crust kind of overwhelms the cheese and apricot, which are what I consider “the good stuff”.  My verdict is that this is one time the mini version isn’t as good (or better) than the original.

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4 Responses to Baked Brie Hearts

  1. alongobucco says:

    Holy yum, this looks AMAZING! I definitely want to try the original version!

  2. I love brie! This is a super cute idea but sorry it didn’t turn out as good as you hoped. I guess bigger sometimes really is better 🙂 Definitely want to try your original brie recipe.

    Stephanie

  3. Giovanna says:

    Okay, YUM! Need to try these!

    xx
    Giovanna
    http://www.oliveandanarrow.com

  4. Yes. I put these little brie bites on sticks. I stuck a small popsicle stick half way up the puff pastry and then pressed it all together.

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