Gooey melted cheese baked in a flaky puff pastry crust and topped with garlic, honey, herbs, and nuts—perfect appetizer for dipping.
For a fancy holiday dinner, baked brie is hands down one of my favorite appetizers that looks fancy, but is so quick and simple to make. This garlic baked brie is both sweet and savory, with garlic, caramelized honey, and lemon rosemary almonds baked in a puff pastry.
This recipe takes just minutes to make, because refrigerated puff pastry dough is so easy to work with. I love Jus-Rol Puff Pastry Dough because it doesn’t need any prep—just unroll and bake right on the included parchment!
I placed it out on a baking sheet and cut it into a square before placing the brie on top.
Add garlic to the brie. I love using Dorot Gardens because it keeps all the minced garlic and herbs I love handy without peeling or chopping. Just store in the freezer and pop it out of the tray when you’re ready.
1 cube equals about one clove of garlic. I used two cloves, but you can use more or less based on your preference.
Next, add a liberal drizzle of honey. I love the way this caramelizes in the oven while it bakes!
Next, add your favorite chopped nuts. I love RECIPE 33 infused almonds. I used the lemon rosemary almonds for this recipe, but it also comes in Black Truffle, Smoky Serrano, Garlic Dill, and Cinnamon Vanilla flavor combinations. The best part is they don’t have any of the sticky, salty mess that comes with all the other flavored nuts out there. Save $2 on any 4 oz bag here.
Finally, wrap the brie by folding in the puff pastry in a fan shape, starting with the corner and working your way around. Lightly brush with a whisked egg to create a pretty golden pastry.
Bake at 400°F for around 20-25 minutes, until the pastry turns a golden brown. Let set for about 5-10 minutes before serving with crackers, fresh fruit, nuts and veggies.
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Get the full recipe for Garlic Bake Brie here!
Garlic Baked Brie
- 8 oz Brie
- 13.2 oz. package of puff pastry (1 sheet)
- 1-3 cloves minced garlic
- 3 Tbsp. honey
- 2-3 Tbsp. chopped nuts
- Herbs, to taste
- On a small sheet pan, unroll puff pastry and cut into a large square, being careful not to remove enclosed parchment. If your puff pastry doesn't come with a parchment liner, make sure to line the sheet pan with parchment.
- Place wheel of brie in the center of the square. Top evenly with minced garlic, honey and nuts.
- Starting with one corner of the puff pastry, begin wrapping the brie in a pinwheel fashion.
- In a small bowl, whisk an egg and lightly brush the puff pastry with the egg wash.
- Bake at 400°F for 20-25 minutes, or until the puff pastry is golden brown.
- Let cool for 5-10 minutes. Serve with a variety of fruit, veggies, crackers, and pretzels for dipping.