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Baked Brie en Croute with Caramelized Onions and Preserves

The all time favorite holiday appetizer gets elevated to spectacular when it is topped with preserves, caramelized onions and pecans. Store bought puff pastry makes this especially easy to make.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 12 people
Calories 299 kcal


  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • Onions thinly sliced
  • 2 tsp Sugar
  • 8 oz Puff Pastry 1 Sheet, store bought
  • 16.9 oz Brie medium, round
  • 3 tbsp Preserves or jam Berry, Apricot, apple
  • 3 tbsp Pecans chopped
  • 1 Egg beaten


Caramelized Onions

  • Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat.
  • Add onions and sugar. Cook stirring often for about 5 minutes or until the onions are golden brown and soft. Remove from heat and set aside.

Assemble Brie

  • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or lightly spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray.
  • Using a rolling pin roll the puff pastry to
  • Place the brie in the center of the puff pastry and top with jam, then onions and then nuts.
  • Fold the puff pastry over the brie making sure to completely cover the cheese and toppings. Brush with beaten egg and bake for 30 minutes or until the pastry is golden brown.
  • Serve with sliced fruit, crackers or bread.


Serving: 12servingsCalories: 299kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 11gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 59mgSodium: 322mgPotassium: 112mgFiber: 1gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 316IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 84mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Baked Brie, holiday appetizer, appetizer, puff pastry, preserves, nuts caramelized onions
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