Sometime between college and getting married, I’ve become quite the self professed foodie. I love trying and tasting anything and everything decadent and delicious I can get my hands on. This might be because I’m a sucker for celebrity chefs and cooking shows. Who knows?
A couple years ago, my husband and I came across an adorable cafe near our urban walk up that served a mouth watering appetizer of baked brie. It changed my life. (Exaggeration? You’ve got to try this stuff!)
Below is my re-creation of the Kensington Cafe’s baked brie with apples and honey. I’ve made this for everything from a night in with the hubs to my dad’s office Christmas party and Kaitlin’s baby shower! I love that it only requires a few relatively inexpensive ingredients and tastes like it took all day to pull off.
1 sheet of puffed pastry (I buy the Pepperidge Farm frozen sheets that come in packs of two.)
1 pkg brie cheese
½ of a small jar apricot jam
2-3 Granny Smith apples
small pkg walnuts
honey to taste
1. Thaw one pastry sheet so it is still cool but able to be opened. Place it on a baking sheet.
2. Place the brie in the center of the pastry.
3. Dump half the jar of apricot preserves on top of the cheese.
4. Fold each corner of the pastry towards the brie and preserves. Wrap it up like a present! Use a toothpick or kabob skewer in the center to secure the overlapped corners for baking.
5. Bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes or until the pastry is golden brown and flakey.
6. Remove the toothpick and drizzle with honey.
7. Serve on a rustic cutting board with sliced apples and walnuts. Enjoy!