This is an exceptionally easy recipe, and it’s always a hit at holiday parties!
1 wheel of good quality brie
1 sheet of puff pastry (available in most grocery stores next to the frozen pie crusts)
1 cup apricot preserves
½ cup toasted, slivered almonds
2 tablespoons honey
1 beaten egg for egg-wash
Heat oven to 350 degrees
Place the brie on a clean working surface.
Unfold the puff pastry; make sure it is thawed before working with it.
Place 1 cup of apricot preserves on top of the brie wheel. Put ½ of the slivered almonds on top of the preserves.
Carefully fold the puff pastry over the cheese tucking the excess dough underneath the cheese.
Brush the surface with an egg wash, and put in a 350 degree oven until the top becomes golden brown, approximately 12-15 minutes.
Remove from the oven, let rest for 5 minutes and place on a serving dish.
Put the remaining toasted almonds on top, and then drizzle with honey.
Serve with crackers
Chef Chuck Kerber