My wife Sasha and I entertain quite a bit at our upstate Farmhouse and Photo Studio. This weekend we had a get together to celebrate fall. Sasha is a cheese fanatic. We have been making this for a while but it never fails to please. Super simple and guaranteed to be a hit with any crowd.
Heat the oven to 400°F. Unfold the pastry sheet on a lightly floured surface. Coat the inside of the puff pastry with your favorite cherry, strawberry or even fig jam. You can also use chutney. Place the cheese in the center. Fold the pastry up over the cheese to cover. Trim the excess pastry and press to seal. Reserve the pastry scraps for decoration.
- Beat the egg and water in a small bowl with a fork or whisk. 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 crackers, bread or by itself. Super Yum.
- Trader Joe’s sells a square brie, which is easier to cut but we only had round’s.