Looking to add some wow factor to your Halloween table? Good news: You’re only 5 ingredients away from a Pinterest-worthy appetizer. Our Scary Baked Brie may look repulsive, but taste-wise, it’s creamy and savory with a hint of sweetness, and so much gooey, buttery goodness. The exterior is flaky and warm, and it cools well with cool, crisp apples or thin, sturdy crackers and some chilled white wine. We used a 13.2-ounce wheel of brie, but any round brie will work—they’re available in most grocery stores. Make sure the brie stays chilled until preparation so it’ll hold up better during the cooking process.

Nicole McLaughlin
Recipe by Well Done

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Recipe Summary

active:
15 mins
total:
35 mins
Yield:
Serves 10
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Slice Brie round in half horizontally. Spread 1 tablespoon of the preserves over bottom half, and sprinkle with nuts. Place top half of round over nuts and preserves, rind side up. Spread 1 tablespoon of the preserves over top; set aside.

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  • Place a puff pastry sheet on a lightly floured surface. Trim 1 inch of pastry sheet from shorter end to create more of a square shape; set aside. Roll square pastry piece to slightly thin out the sheet. Cut 2 “eyes” and a “mouth” shape from center of square. Use pieces of trimmed piece of dough to create a nose, eye lids, and lips, or other features as desired.

  • formed nose in center top of Brie round on top of preserves; carefully place square cut out sheet over the nose, and gently form a face. Add eye lids and other details as desired. Trim off any excess, and wrap pastry around the cheese sealing it together underneath. Place the wrapped Brie, seam side down, on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Brush with egg wash.

  • Bake in preheated oven until evenly golden brown, about 20 minutes. Garnish with remaining preserves to create a bloody effect. Place on a serving platter with desired accompaniments. Insert a cheese knife in the side of the cheese for a spookier effect. 

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