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Puff Pastry Wrapped Baked Brie

They say the Polar Vortex is coming back...warm brie and pastry anyone?

Puff Pastry Wrapped Baked Brie

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What better way is there to warm up on a cold January evening than with a soft and gooey puff pastry wrapped baked brie?  This classic appetizer somehow manages to sound fancy and delicious while remaining fairly simple to make — AKA the perfect way to impress your friends and family with minimal effort. With just five ingredients you can jazz up a boring platter of cheese and crackers and create a dish that overshadow even the tastiest of desserts.

Easy

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25-30 minutes
Total Time: 35 – 40 minutes

Servings: 10-15 finger-food portions

Ingredients:

1 wheel of brie cheese
Raspberry jam
¼ cup maple syrup
1 tablespoon brown sugar
Pillsbury crescent dinner rolls

Directions:

1. Cut the rind off of the top of a large wheel of brie cheese. Refrigerate overnight.

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2. Preheat oven to 350°F.
3. Spread the uncovered top of the brie with raspberry jam.

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4. On a stick free cookie sheet, lay out crescent roll dough.

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5. Place brie on top of the dough.

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6. Fold over the ends of the crescent roll dough so that it covers the top of the brie. Remove excess dough.

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7. Drizzle with maple syrup.

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8. Sprinkle with a tablespoon of brown sugar.

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9. Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes. Serve hot and gooey with crackers and apple slices.

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