Holiday Recipes from our Chefs: Baked Brie

Did you catch our Chefs at Home recipe series this summer? If you followed along, we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did! We had so much fun with the series that we’ve gone back to our executive chefs to see what they’re serving up this holiday season. Royal Sonesta Boston Executive Sous Chef David Mahady has some delicious recipes to share, including his take on the perfect prime rib. Luckily he was also willing to share his baked brie recipe, which is a great addition to your holiday table no matter how you’re celebrating this year. Read on to hear what Chef David has to say about this indulgent holiday treat.

My family enjoys the warm gooeyness of a baked brie during the holidays. You can set it out as the guests arrive or enjoy while watching a parade or game this year if you are just staying home. This is a quick and easy recipe for entertaining, while you are making everything else for a holiday meal, or make it a meal itself!

Baked Brie
1 8-12oz wheel of Brie
1 Sheet of Puff Pastry Dough
1 Egg (Beaten for Egg Wash)
1/3 cup of fillings if desired like preserves
Serve with grilled baguettes, crackers, nuts and fresh fruits

Method:

1) Turn oven on to 375degrees (if using for other items increase/decrease time depending on the temperature.

2) Use a baking sheet lined with parchment and spayed with pam

3) Place a dusting of flour on a clean surface and put puff pastry (thawed but STILL COLD) on the flour. Dust the puff pastry with flour and roll out the pastry with a rolling pin to about 10”-12”.

4 )Place the Brie cheese in the center of the dough. (if desired you can split the brie in half so you have 2 circles. In the middle spread desired preserve/cranberry sauce/etc. and put back together as one circle of cheese)

5) Fold the puff pastry over the cheese wrap it completely with the puff pastry you with have some overlap that can be folded over, or cut any excess off which can be used to make decorations on the top of the puff pastry.

6) If the puff pastry seems soft place in the refrigerator to allow to cool and lets the dough stiffen up about 10 minutes but could make this a day ahead if desired.

7) When ready to bake brush the puff pastry with an egg wash, this will give a nice shine when finished baking. Make sure to get the sides and folds of the creases.

8) Bake for 25-30 minutes until the puff pastry is a golden brown.

9)Allow to rest for 5 to 10 minutes so the cheese can set up (if cut right away the cheese will all ooze out).

10) Serve with grilled baguette, crackers, preserves, honey, fruits and nuts.

Get more of our favorite holiday recipes here:

Holiday Recipe Series: Roasted Prime Rib

Holiday Recipe Series: Butternut Squash Soup

Holiday Recipe Series: Whole Roasted Chicken

Holiday Recipe Series: Sour Cream Corn Bread

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