Easy Brie & Fig Appetizer

by Christine - From Dates to Diapers on December 6, 2013

Entertaining and the Holiday’s just seem to go hand in hand, don’t they? Nothing quite gets me into the spirit like filling my home with good friends and family, and great food! Whether you are hosting an elegant Christmas party, or you are just looking for a delicious and easy appetizer to wow the neighbors down the street, a Baked Brie and Fig in Phyllo Dough is sure to please!

Easy Brie & Fig App

Three simple steps are all that’s needed to make this elegant appetizer. Easy AND impressive?! Now that’s my idea of Holiday Baking! I bought all items needed from my local Walmart Super center which surprised even me. I had no idea that Walmart carries a wide variety of specialty cheeses, but they do, and boy was I glad to not make an extra stop!

For this recipe you will need:

  • one Brie cheese round
  • fig jam or preserves
  • 3-4 Phyllo Dough sheets, thawed but not warm
  • 1 tbs water
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • sliced  baguette or crackers of your choice

This truly is as easy as one, two, three!

Spread your fig preserves liberally to the top of the Brie round.

Easy Brie & Fig App step 1

 

Easy Brie & Fig App step 2

Place the Brie with preserves in the middle of the phyllo dough and wrap the dough up around the cheese, allowing it come together at the top. Don’t worry if your creation looks less than elegant at this point, it really does end up pretty, I promise! Next, mix your beaten egg and water and brush the sides and top of the phyllo dough with your egg mixture. This your opportunity to “glue” any difficult or flakey pieces into place.

Easy Brie & Fig App step 3

Now pop that baby in an oven at 375 degrees for 20 minutes and…voila! Golden puff pastry, baked to perfection and oozing with cheese and sweet fig. Can’t you almost taste it?  If you weren’t hungry before, I bet you are now…you’re welcome.

As a participant in the Walmart Moms Program, I’ve received compensation for my time and efforts in creating this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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b December 6, 2013 at 11:31 am

This is also great when made with Trader Joe’s Artisan Puff Pastry sheets (usually only available in November and December). Trust me, try it!

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