Saturday, March 26, 2011

Brie En Croute with a Michigan Cherry Jam Filling

Sometimes the best desserts are some of the easiest and least complicated ones.  Simplicity is heavenly.

I just made some Brie En Croute with a Michigan Cherry Jam Filling at a friend's house, and of course, it reminded me of the Brie En Croute with Apple Compote Filling Recipe I had posted for you.

#004 Brie en Croute
Brie En Croute can be served as
a dessert or as an appetizer too.
In just a couple of minutes I laid out the store-bought puff pastry sheet, placed the small French brie wheel on top, poured out a small jar of organic Michigan cherry jam and tossed in a handful of chopped nuts.

Then I folded the pastry sheet corners over the top in a decorative flower-like fashion and popped it in the oven at 375F.  About 15 minutes later it was a beautiful golden brown and smelled heavenly.

Instant presto dessert.  Super fast and super tasty.  We all dug in and the mmmmms ... yum ... mmm ... sounds started.  And the compliments.  There were only 5 of us, but there were no leftovers because everyone went for seconds.

But as you can see it's not so much what I did.  There were only four ingredients and all were store-bought.  I didn't even slave all day over a stove.  I let the oven do all the work and for a mere 15 minutes.

Simplicity.  Works every time.


  1. I can't wait to give this a try. Sounds fab!

  2. Ooh the tart cherries againt the rich cheese...delicious! (adds brie to shopping list)


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