Apricot curry baked brie en croute is an exceptionally easy appetizer that only requires 5 ingredients! But looks far fancier! Baked brie in puff pastry is just a delight to devour!

There are days when I need to ride the road of Easy Street, but then there are days where I want to elevate things just a little bit. Now, while all these words, like “en croute”, make it seem super fancy, I want to assure you that this recipe for baked brie is easily attainable! It only requires 5 ingredients to create this gorgeous apricot curry baked brie, and it’s done in the oven in about 30 minutes. 

Tools to Make This Baked Brie Recipe

The general tools are really simple. I took the extra step to create a lattice top, similar to a lattice on a traditional beef wellington. But, by no means do you have to buy this tool! There are lots of ways to create decoration on top of a baked brie en croute that doesn’t require a special lattice cutter. 

  • Baking Sheet or Baking Dish
  • Small Rolling Pin
  • Pastry Brush
  • Knife or Pizza Cutter, to trim puff pastry
  • Fork
  • Lattice Roller – lovely to have, but optional
  • Parchment Paper or Silicone Mat

What is a baked brie en croute?

There are a few different ways you can make baked brie. I chose to make baked brie en croute which involved wrapping up the brie cheese wheel in puff pastry and then brushing it with an egg wash. This is really similar to what you would do with a Beef Wellington as well. I use frozen puff pastry sheets for this and puff pastry is easy to find in your grocery freezer case. 

Do You Take The Rind Off Before Baking?

That is up to you! Some people do not mind the texture or the rind, but in a brie en croute like this recipe here, it does add a texture that gets in the way. I want my baked brie to be nothing but ooey gooeyness, so I chose to slice off the rind of my brie cheese. 

Can you eat the skin on a wheel of brie? Sure! It’s just a texture thing that some people like, and others don’t. 

What are some other toppings for this Baked Brie recipe?

Oh man, the possibilities of a baked brie are endless. For this curry apricot version, you can definitely add a nice rich crunchy component with chopped pistachios! It would go beautifully with this melty cheese!

​Other popular additions could be 

  • Fig jam
  • Honey
  • Fresh Herbs 
  • ​Maple Syrup
  • Fresh Rosemary or fresh thyme
  • Pecans or other nuts
  • Raspberry Jam

The possibilities are endless.

Ingredients for making Apricot Curry Baked Brie en Croute

In my recipe, I keep it simple with just five ingredients! But once you make this you can find other combinations that you will keep going back to again and again.

  • Puff Pastry, thawed
  • Apricot Jam
  • Curry Powder
  • Small Wheel Brie – about 8 ounces
  • Egg – for an egg wash

Of course you will need things to dip and eat it with! 

  • Crackers
  • Apple slices
  • ​Sliced Baguette
  • Grapes
  • Croissants

Can I use Crescent Roll Dough instead of Puff Pastry?

Yes, you can. But the results will NOT be the same. They bake at different times and temperatures, and may effect the end result to what I have here. If you do use crescent dough be sure to follow up with me and tell me how it turns out! 

Instructions for this Baked Brie Recipe

  1. ​Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Allow the puff pastry to thaw.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the sheet of puff pastry until it is nearly smooth, and the folds/creases that were there are nearly gone. About 15″ by 15″. (Not completely though, you will use them for a reference mark in a moment). Using the pizza cutter, cut away 1/3 of the puff pastry and set it aside. It will need to be about 4-5″ wide. 
  3. In a small bowl, stir together the apricot jam and curry powder. 
  4. Using a knife, cut away the rind of the wedge of brie cheese. I prefer to use a small round wheel of brie cheese, but this will work either way. Discard the rind. 
  5. In a cup, whisk together egg, 1 tablespoon of water, and more curry powder. This will be your egg wash.
  6. Place the curry apricot jam mixture into the middle of the larger piece of rolled out puff pastry. Top the jam with the brie cheese. Wrap the edges of the puff pastry over the brie cheese. Brush the edges of the puff pastry with some of the egg wash, so the edges stick together. If there is an excess of puff pastry, you can trim that away. 
  7. Once the edges are secured around the puff pastry, flip it over and place it on a baking sheet or in a baking dish. I place parchment paper under mine for easy cleanup. 
  8. Brush the top of the puff pastry with additional egg wash.
  9. If you are making a lattice top for your baked brie, using a lattice roller press and roll it on the remaining 1/3 puff pastry piece you set aside earlier. If the roller does not cut all the way through, use a small paring knife to ensure it is cut through to create the lattice. 
  10. Gently spread the lattice out over the egg washed puff pastry. Brush the lattice with additional egg wash to ensure it sticks to the puff pastry below, and that it gets a shiny coat. Tuck in the edges, and trim away any excess lattice. Discard. 
  11. Bake on the oven until deep golden brown, about 25-35 minutes. Monitor it to ensure it does not burn. 
  12. If you want to cut a vent hole into the top, that is fine, it will allow steam to escape. Some jam may bubble out if you do. 
  13. Allow it to rest for 5-8 minutes after you remove it from the oven, then serve! 
  14. For any leftovers, you can seal it in an airtight container and gently heat again in the oven to keep the pastry crust crispy.

More Inspired Homemade Recipes To Try

Blackberry Thyme Baked Brie En Croute

Roasted Tomato Baked Brie Dip

Curried Turkey Pot Pie

Cranberry and Brie Crispy Chicken Sandwich

Sausage and Apricot Brie Mac and Cheese

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Apricot Curry Baked Brie

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  • Author: Megan Keno
  • Prep Time: 20 MInutes
  • Cook Time: 30 Minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 8 Servings 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: French

Description

Apricot curry baked brie en croute is an exceptionally easy appetizer that only requires 5 ingredients! But looks far fancier! Baked brie in puff pastry is just a delight to devour!


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 8 ounce Wheel of Brie Cheese
  • 1/41/3 cup Apricot Jam
  • 1 1/2 tsp Curry Powder, divided
  • 1 Egg + 1 Tbsp Water for Egg Wash
  • 1 Sheet Puff Pastry, thawed

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Allow the puff pastry to thaw.

    1. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the sheet of puff pastry until it is nearly smooth, and the folds/creases that were there are nearly gone. About 15″ by 15″. (Not completely though, you will use them for a reference mark in a moment). Using the pizza cutter, cut away 1/3 of the puff pastry and set it aside. It will need to be about 4-5″ wide. 

    1. In a small bowl, stir together the apricot jam and curry powder. 

    1. Using a knife, cut away the rind of the wedge of brie cheese. I prefer to use a small round wheel of brie cheese, but this will work either way. Discard the rind. 

    1. In a cup, whisk together egg, 1 tablespoon of water, and more curry powder. This will be your egg wash.

    1. Place the curry apricot jam mixture into the middle of the larger piece of rolled out puff pastry. Top the jam with the brie cheese. Wrap the edges of the puff pastry over the brie cheese. Brush the edges of the puff pastry with some of the egg wash, so the edges stick together. If there is an excess of puff pastry, you can trim that away. 

    1. Once the edges are secured around the puff pastry, flip it over and place it on a baking sheet or in a baking dish. I place parchment paper under mine for easy cleanup. 

    1. Brush the top of the puff pastry with additional egg wash.

    1. If you are making a lattice top for your baked brie, using a lattice roller press and roll it on the remaining 1/3 puff pastry piece you set aside earlier. If the roller does not cut all the way through, use a small paring knife to ensure it is cut through to create the lattice. 

    1. Gently spread the lattice out over the egg washed puff pastry. Brush the lattice with additional egg wash to ensure it sticks to the puff pastry below, and that it gets a shiny coat. Tuck in the edges, and trim away any excess lattice. Discard. 

    1. Bake on the oven until deep golden brown, about 25-35 minutes. Monitor it to ensure it does not burn. 

    1. If you want to cut a vent hole into the top, that is fine, it will allow steam to escape. Some jam may bubble out if you do. 

    1. Allow it to rest for 5-8 minutes after you remove it from the oven, then serve! 

    1. For any leftovers, you can seal it in an airtight container and gently heat again in the oven to keep the pastry crust crispy.