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Brie Puff Pastry

 Brie Puff Pastry
My husband was in the Air Force so we've entertained guests in many parts of the world. I acquired this recipe while in California. It's one of my favorite special appetizers. —Sandra J. Twait, Tampa, Florida
10 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + standing

Ingredients

  • 1 round (13.2 ounces) Brie cheese
  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 1/4 cup apricot jam
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • Assorted crackers

Directions

  • Slice Brie horizontally in half. Sprinkle one cut side of Brie with
  • blue cheese; top with remaining Brie.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll out pastry into a 14-in. square.
  • Cut off corners to make a circle. Spread jam to within 1 in. of
  • pastry edge; sprinkle with nuts. Place Brie on top; fold pastry over
  • the cheese and pinch edges to seal.
  • Place seam side down on an ungreased baking sheet. Brush top and
  • sides of pastry with egg. Bake at 400° for 20 minutes or until
  • golden brown. Immediately remove from the baking sheet. Let stand
  • for 1 hour before serving. Serve with crackers. Yield: 10 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 wedge (calculated without crackers) equals 328 calories, 22 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 64 mg cholesterol, 424 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 13 g protein.

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Wine: Medium-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer