Brie en Croute

If you’ve been keeping up with your Turophile Terms, you’ll know that “en croute” is a French term used to describe food that is wrapped in yummy, buttery, pastry goodness. “Brie en Croute” is exactly as it sounds–brie in pastry! This recipe usually calls for puff pastry, but if you’re like me and have zero patience working with difficult foods, then I have the perfect cheat for you–flaky crescent rolls!

Ingredients:

  • 1 can of crescent rolls
  • 8 oz round of brie
  • Your favorite fruit jam or preserve
  1. Preheat your oven to 350*.  When you open your can of crescent rolls, keep them in squares–don’t break them up into triangles.  you’re going to want to have two squares that are just slightly bigger than your piece of brie.
  2. Spread a thin layer of jam or preserves onto each square.
  3. Place your round of brie in the center of one square.  Place the other square directly on top and fold the sides of the top and bottom layers around the brie, so that it is completely enclosed within the dough.
  4. Bake in the oven for about 10-15 minutes, or until the dough is a golden brown and cooked through.
  5. Serve immediately, with caution (cheese gets hot!), on your favorite crackers or sliced bread.

Brie en Croute can have just about any kind of filling you desire.  If you would like to avoid the sweet route, try using carmelized onions and mushrooms or sundried tomatoes and basil instead of fruit jam/preserves!  Hey, why not even throw in some (cooked) shredded chicken and rosemary?!

Leave a comment and let us know what your favorite filling is for Brie en Croute!!!

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