Your Elegant Brie will arrive cold/frozen. Put the product in your freezer if you plan to serve at a later time, or in your refrigerator to defrost and stay cold if you plan to serve within 1-2 days.
Defrost: (recommended method)
Your Elegant Brie appetizer should be cold but not frozen when you bake it. Defrost frozen appetizer in the refrigerator. (1 day in advance of serving) The outer puff pastry shell should always remain cold and never warm for optimal baking results - thus the recommended method to defrost is in the refrigerator vs. microwave or leaving out on the counter.
Barbecue Grill: Indirect heat. Place appetizer on a pie tin or cast iron skillet on the grill. Close barbecue lid and when appetizer is golden brown remove.
Convection Oven: Reduce baking temperature according to your manufacturer's direction. The brie bakes extremely well in a convection oven.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees – position cooking racks at optimal levels
- Remove outer plastic packaging and place brie appetizer on a pie tin (ideal) or cookie
sheet (with an edge) lined with parchment paper (included).*
- Place your Elegant Brie on oven rack that is positioned in the middle of the oven. (Avoid
the very bottom position in the oven as to not burn the bottom of the appetizer.)
- Cook the brie for about 30 minutes or until the outer puff pastry reaches your desired
level of golden brown. Baking time will vary by oven - keep a close eye on the brie during
the cooking process to ensure you don’t go beyond “golden” brown - this is a hot oven.
- Remove Elegant Brie from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes. Slide brie off the pie tin
onto desired serving dish.
* TIP: If you are worried your oven might cause the bottom of the brie to brown too fast,
you can double the pie tin or double the cookie sheet
DON’T worry if some of the cheese oozes out! It’s all melted cheese goodness. If brie does leak out it will collect around the base of the appetizer and you should scoop it up and serve.
You can cook your Elegant Brie appetizer frozen. Follow above instructions.
Cooking time will increase significantly.
The appetizer should be served with a sharp knife to easily cut through the puff pastry. You can serve with or without crackers and fresh fruit. (apples, pears, grapes)
Taking to a party?
Bake the brie at home as per above directions. Cover brie with foil to keep warm during transportation, If necessary, rewarm the brie in the microwave oven for one minute or less before serving or place in a warm oven for a few minutes.
If part of the pastry design comes out of the oven uneven, poke the inflated area with a toothpick or sharp knife so the design settles appropriately back into place as it cools.
Questions: Call 1-800-931-BRIE (2743)