Happy New Year!! It's 2011. Yesterday I made baked brie which is decidedly one of the most delicious things available to eat in this world.
It is so easy to make. I bought Peppridge Farm puff pastry from the freezer section and a big round of brie. I used Polaner dark cherry all fruit, chopped walnuts, brown sugar and maple syrup.
I rolled out the dough, which I had defrosted and placed the brie on top of it.
On top of the brie I spread out a thick layer of cherry jam and sprinkled the walnuts on top and then wrapped up the brie.
I put a handful of brown sugar on top of that and started to put it in a 350 degree oven.
My Mom was there and advised me to smooth out the lumps first so I did that but after about 20 minutes in the oven we saw the brown sugar was not melting so I took out the brie and poured a little maple syrup on top of the sugar.
I put it back in for 5 minutes and everything melted nicely.
If I make this again I will use sweeter nuts, like pecans although the walnuts worked great. Or I will use no nuts and instead place pomegranate seeds on the jam for crunch. This was suggested to me by the biggest Foodie I know who doesn't realize he is a Foodie.