Bacon Wrapped Baked Brie in Puffy Pastry Recipe: A fabulous holiday appetizer with crispy puff pastry wrapped around hot molten brie cheese with a bacon bow!
Baked Brie in Puffy Pastry is one of the most beloved holiday recipes in our house. Without a doubt, the holiday season wouldn’t seem right without a glorious golden orb of layered pastry filled with liquid cheese.
Everyone loves scooping into the baked brie to slather gooey cheese on butter crackers, apple slices, and even hard sausage.
How Do You Make Baked Brie?
Baked Brie looks and tastes elegant, yet is very easy to prepare. For the most simple preparation:
- Cut through the papery rind around the top, creating a bowl with a lid.
- Bake the brie at 350 degrees F for 15-20 minutes.
- Gently peel back the lid and sprinkle with toppings.
You can find our full classic baked brie recipe here with cashews and bourbon brown sugar glaze.
Or you can add a layer of carby deliciousness around the brie and bake it in a puff pastry shell!
How To Make Baked Brie in Puff Pastry
- Place a wheel of brie in the center of a sheet of puff pastry. Rind intact.
- Wrap the sides of the puff pastry up over the brie. Try to create attractive folds as you do this.
- Fold the top flaps back in a decorate way.
- Brush eggwash (egg + a little water) over the surface to glue the folds together.
- Bake at 400 degrees F until the crust is puffy and golden.
Ok, now that we’ve got the two basic methods down. Are you ready to take it up a notch?
Today’s Bacon Wrapped Baked Brie in Puffy Pastry will be the highlight of your holiday table. It’s wrapped like a gift with a crunchy bacon bow, and filled with oozing aromatic brie and cherry preserves.
You can serve Bacon Wrapped Baked Brie in Puffy Pastry as-is, scooping up the cheese with portions of crispy pastry. Or arrange it on a platter with fruit and crackers so it feeds a larger crowd.
Bacon Wrapped Baked Brie in Puffy Pastry Ingredients
- Brie cheese – Select a wheel (round piece) of brie around 8-12 ounces. I used an 8 ounce brie in this recipe. You can go bigger, but you may need to add an additional 5-10 minutes to the bake time.
- Puff pastry sheet – Most often, puff pastry is found in the freezer section, two square sheet to a box. If your puff pastry comes in a rectangular sheet, roll or cut it into an 11 or 12 inch square.
- Cherry jam – Honestly, you can use any kind of preserves you like. Raspberry or pomegranate jams are lovely with brie as well.
- Thick-cut bacon – 3 strips of thick bacon with create our bacon ribbon.
- Egg – Make an eggwash with 1 large egg and 1 tablespoon of water, whisked together. This acts as “glue” and adds shine and color to the crust.
How To Make Bacon Wrapped Baked Brie in Puffy Pastry
Ok, so you saw the instructions above on how to wrap a brie in puff pastry. The only difference here is we are going to add some jam to the top of the brie before it is wrapped in puff pastry.
- Then lay three strips of bacon in a star pattern.
- Pick up the ends of the bottom piece of bacon and tie them in a knot around the other two strips.
- Fold the ends under to look like a bow.
- Then set the bow on top of the brie and tuck the 4 loose ends underneath, so they look like ribbons tied around a package.
- Now bake!
Check Out The Full (Printable) Bacon Wrapped Baked Brie in Puffy Pastry Recipe & Video Below
Also make sure to check out our super simple mini baked brie bites baked in fillo shells!
Bacon Wrapped Baked Brie in Puff Pastry
- 8 ounce brie wheel
- 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed in the refrigerator
- 3 tablespoons cherry jam
- 3 strips thick-cut bacon
- 1 large egg
Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Lay a sheet of cold thawed puff pastry out on the parchment paper. Roll the seems just a little to make sure they are smooth. Set the wheel of brie in the center. (Leave the edible rind intact.)
- Spoon cherry jam over the top of the brie.
Crack the egg into a small bowl. Add 1 tablespoon water and whisk well.
Start folding the ends of the puff pastry up over the top of the brie. Do this in about 8 folds, starting with a corner, then folding up the flat edge next to it. Every time the puff pastry overlaps, brush the crease with eggwash to "glue" the folds together. Make sure the final puff pastry corners cover the brie completely. Then brush more egg wash over the entire surface.
Lay out three strips of bacon in an overlapping star pattern. Pick up the ends of the bottom strip of bacon and gently tie them in a knot. Tuck the ends under to look like a bow.
Now move the bacon bow to the top of the brie. Tuck the four straight pieces underneath the brie so they look like ribbon going around a package, and adjust the bow on top, to look like a gift. (See photos above for help.)
Place the brie in the refrigerator to chill until ready to bake. (Don't skip this step; it helps the brie hold a nice shape.) Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Once hot, bake for 40+ minutes, until the outside is golden and the bacon is crispy.
Cool for 5 minutes, before servings. You can serve the baked brie recipe as-is or with crackers and fresh fruit.