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Make a show-stopping appetizer for your next party or get-together with these Best Ever Brie en Croûte Recipes your guests will love!
Need party food inspiration? You’ve come to the right place.
I’ve made this collection of Brie en Croûte recipes because every single time I’ve made one for a party, it has taken center stage! Plus, there are so many recipes to choose from, you’re sure to find some you love.
With these Amazingly Easy and Delicious Brie en Croûte Recipes, you can choose your favorite(s) for any occasion!
And don’t worry – while these tasty appetizers may look complicated to make, they actually couldn’t be easier with store-bought puff pastry available in just about every grocery store across the country.
Baked Brie is an easy yet impressive appetizer for a party, makes a gorgeous cheeseboard centerpiece, and is perfect for any occasion – holidays, parties, casual get-togethers, even Game Day!
Trust me, Brie en Croûte is a major crowd pleaser. Serve this French appetizer at your next party, and watch it get devoured!
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What is Brie en Croûte?
In case you have never seen Brie en Croûte, I thought I should explain a little about what it is. Brie en Croûte is French for Brie cheese wrapped in pastry, usually puff pastry.
Brie is a French cheese made from cow’s milk and is from the region of Brie, France. It’s an incredibly rich and creamy cheese with a hint of a fruity, nutty, and tangy flavor.
This cheese has become extremely popular in recent years, so you should have no problem finding some nice Brie cheese in the gourmet cheese section of your local grocer!
BRIE VS. CAMEMBERT
You may have seen Camembert sitting beside the Brie in your local grocery store. If you’re not familiar with this type of cheese, it is almost identical to Brie with just a few differences.
While Brie is made in Brie, France, Camembert is traditionally made in Normandy, France, about three hours away.
Camembert and Brie are both soft French cheeses made from cow’s milk, and they look identical. Their flavors are also similar, and they are typically utilized in the same way. In fact, you can use Camembert in any of these recipes if you’d like to try it.
Their differences are subtle. Brie has added cream, giving it a creamier consistency and higher milk fat percentage. Brie is also milder with a buttery, creamy flavor, while Camembert has more intense, earthy notes.
However, Brie and Camembert have flavor profiles that are almost identical, and you might have some difficulty telling much difference between them.
The biggest difference between the two cheeses is in size. A wheel of Brie is very large, between 9 and 14 inches in diameter, while a wheel of Camembert is smaller, only about 5 inches across.
Because of Brie’s size, it is most often sold in pie-shaped slices, whereas Camembert is always sold in whole 8-ounce wheels. More recently, “Baby Brie” is being sold in 8-ounce wheels, but it should be distinctly labeled.
CAN I EAT THE RIND?
Yes! The rind is completely edible and can even add to the flavor, since it often has a pleasant, earthly taste.
You should know that it is considered bad manners to scoop out the inside and leave the rind on the cheeseboard. Doing so skews the ratio of rind to cheese for anyone who may want to enjoy the cheese after you.
If you don’t like the rind, take both elements onto your own plate and separate them there.
Amazingly Delicious + Creative Brie En Croûte Recipes You Need to Try
This recipe has become a tradition at Thanksgiving for our family and is always a crowd-pleaser.
Brie en Croûte looks difficult to make, but with frozen puff pastry (readily available at any grocery store), it’s actually incredibly easy to prepare.
Make it even easier with pre-made pumpkin butter.
From Lemon Tree Dwelling
THYME + FIG JAM
Baked Brie en Croûte With Thyme and Fig Jam is a warm, gooey wheel of brie or camembert cheese topped with sweet fig jam and wrapped in golden brown, flaky puff pastry for an appetizer that looks impressive, but is actually incredibly easy to make.
From Nerds With Knives
Prefer to serve finger foods at your parties?
With these adorable Mini Brie en Croûtes, you can enjoy all the best parts of the traditional recipe in a smaller size that will let guests stand and mingle.
HONEY, DRIED CHERRIES, ROSEMARY + PECANS
The perfect mix of sweet, tart, and savory. This recipe also comes with a foolproof technique for wrapping the cheese.
From Once Upon A Chef
BRIE + JAM
Top this classic Brie en Croûte with your favorite jam or preserves for added sweetness and color.
From Mon Petit Four
Cranberry Pecan Brie en Croûte is perfect for holiday parties!
This recipe features creamy brie, dried apricots, and candied pecans baked in a golden flaky puff pastry for an impressive appetizer your guests would be lining up.
If you or your guests are following a low carb diet, try this recipe with sweet-tart cranberry sauce and salty prosciutto.
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From Make It Grateful
This Brie en Croûte recipe is like an apple pie dessert and appetizer all rolled into one tasty party-pleaser!
From Williams Sonoma
DRIED FRUITS + NUTS
Smooth, creamy brie, chewy sweet-tart dried fruits, and crunchy nuts create a winning combination of flavors and textures guests will love.
From Champagne Tastes
This buttery, flakey, decadent brie in puff pastry with jam and sugared nuts is guaranteed to be a hit at any party!
From No Spoon Necessary
FIG + HONEY
Fresh fig paste and rich local honey take center stage in this homemade recipe.
From Simmer + Sauce
HOLIDAY BRIE EN CROÛTE
Baked Brie en Croûte with fresh cranberry sauce is an easy and elegant holiday appetizer.
Blackberry Thyme Baked Brie en Croûte is a gorgeous and super simple appetizer for a get-together. Cheese wrapped in puff pastry and baked! You can bet this won’t go unnoticed.
From Country Cleaver
The flavor combination of the sweet pear compote and the tangy brie cheese is absolutely delicious!
From Smarty Pants Kitchen
Plant based and vegan dieters can enjoy Brie en Croûte, too!
In this recipe, homemade cashew cheese is covered in jam and wrapped in flaky pastry.
Straight out of the oven, the cashew brie cheese is warm, gooey, and stretchy, just like the original.
From Ceara’s Kitchen
RED PEPPER JELLY
Red Pepper Jelly adds a surprisingly zesty, warming flavor.
From In Fine Taste
Everyone loves this caramelized onion bked brie crescent round!
This recipe uses Crescent Rolls instead of puff pastry, but you can substitute whatever you prefer.
From Beyer Beware
RASPBERRY + WALNUTS
Brightly colored homemade raspberry compote and toasted walnuts give these mini brie appetizers an amazing “wow” factor!
From Eating European
Prosciutto Pear Brie en Croûte combines melty brie cheese with sweet pear and salty prosciutto in a perfectly light, crisp puff pastry shell. It’s a show-stopping appetizer that’s surprisingly simple to make!
From The Baking Fairy
This recipe is bursting with fresh berry flavor!
From Taste + Tell
With so many amazing recipe variations to choose from, you’re sure to find some new favorites in these Decadent Brie en Croûte Recipes!
Now that you have found some delicious party food inspiration, go forth and enjoy!
What do you think of these Warm and Comforting Brie en Croûte Recipes? Let me know in the comments below!