Sunday, October 5, 2014

Baked brie in phyllo

With the days getting colder, this is the perfect dish to welcome your dinner guests. Fast, simple and delicious.

1/4 cup apricot preserves; optional
1/2 lb wheel Brie or Camembert cheese
1/2 lb frozen phyllo dough, 10-12 sheets, thawed
1/2 cup butter, melted
Fresh dill, optional
Red and green grapes, optional
Apples, sliced, optional
Pears, sliced, optional

1.) Spread preserves on top of the Brie
2.) Wrap the Brie in thawed phyllo dough one sheet at a time, brushing each sheet with melted butter
3.) Turn cheese over after applying each sheet of phyllo for even distribution
4.) Brush phyllo-wrapped Brie with butter
5.) Cover & refrigerate
6.) Before serving, place the phyllo-wrapped cheese in a shallow baking pan. Bake in a 425 degree oven 8-12 minutes or until golden.
7.) Let stand 10 minutes.
8.) Garnish with optional dill and fruit if desired. Serve with crackers.

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