Monday, February 4, 2013

Crescent-Wrapped Camembert

I went to a Super Bowl party  last night and was searching for something delicious to bring. I stumbled upon this recipe and decided that baked brie would be a good choice, but even better to wrap it in crescent dough. I came back from the grocery store with camembert instead of brie (whoops), but it turned out very well. Camembert is actually almost exactly the same, except that it has a little stronger flavor and, in this case, that was a good thing! I decided to drizzle the pastry with honey when it came out of the oven, but you can put various jams or fruits on the inside of the dough before you cook it as well. This recipe makes about ten servings or so (depending on how many hungry folks you're feeding).

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 60 minutes

Crescent roll dough sheet -- I used Pillsbury
One (1) egg
Eight-ounce wheel of camembert cheese -- or brie! Whichever you come home with from the grocery store, I guess.
Jam/fruit/honey, or whatever you'd like to top it with

Preheat your oven to 350F degrees.
Unroll the dough and cut in half, into two squares.

Place the camembert wheel on top of one of the squares. If you plan to have jam inside, smear it on the brie at this time.
Top the brie with the other dough square.
Make sure that the cheese is fully wrapped and cut off any additional dough.
If you want, you can make a cut-out with the rest of the dough using a cookie cutter. (I made one, but then took it off after a few minutes of baking.)
Whisk the egg in a separate bowl and brush top of pastry with the egg wash.
Bake for 60 minutes.
Remove, let cool and share!