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A blue plate with Apple, Pear & Brien en Croute

Apple, Pear and Brie en Croûte

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Appetizer
Keyword: Brie, Fruit
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 314kcal
This Apple, Pear and Brie en Croûte recipe is a quintessential fall baking appetizer. The cheese beautifully oozes out with the fruit compote nestled on top, along with the flakey pastry. Ah, as delicious as it is beautiful! Can be made up to a day in advance. Just add the egg wash just before placing in the oven on the day you intend to serve. Delicious!
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  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 apple peeled, cored and chopped
  • 1 pear peeled, cored and chopped
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 14. oz package frozen puff pastry thawed (you'll use only 1 of the sheets)
  • 8 oz good quality brie
  • 1 large egg beaten with 1 teaspoon water


  • Pre-heat oven to 425° F.
  • Melt butter in a heavy skillet (ie, Dutch oven) over medium heat.
  • Add apple and pear and cook, stirring often, until fruit is soft and releases some of its juices, about 5 minutes.
  • Add brown sugar and nutmeg and stir to combine.
  • Mix in lemon juice and cook, stirring occasionally, until liquid has thickened and become <g class="gr_ gr_86 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim Punctuation only-del replaceWithoutSep" id="86" data-gr-id="86">syrupy,</g> about 10 minutes.
  • Let cool to room temperature.
  • Place the puff pastry on a lightly floured surface and smooth with a rolling pin.
  • Roll out to roughly a 12" x 12" square. Transfer to rimmed baking sheet.
  • Place brie in the center of pastry and top with cooled fruit mixture.
  • Brush egg <g class="gr_ gr_83 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim Grammar multiReplace" id="83" data-gr-id="83">wash</g> on the edges of the pastry.
  • Fold all 4 sides of pasty over cheese and firmly twist ends to create a seal at the top.
  • Brush all over with the egg wash.
  • Bake until deep golden, about 25 minutes.
  • Let rest 5 minutes before serving.


Calories: 314kcal