Brie & Blackberry Puffs

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Brie cheese and blackberry jam are amazing together.  Add light, fluffy and buttery puff pastry, and you have yourself a quick heavenly appetizer.  I decided to be bold and try blue cheese.  Yep.  Blue cheese and blackberry jam do not go together.  Please ignore the block of blue cheese in all of these pictures.  I didn’t have much brie cheese left, and I hadn’t tasted the blue cheese and blackberry jam puff pastry yet, so I didn’t know that I wouldn’t be recommending not paring the two together.  So, maybe just put your finger over the blue cheese in the pictures and just pretend it’s not there.  Yep. That’ll be good.

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Ok.  So, this appetizer is utterly easy to prepare.  You need like 3 ingredients and your two hands.  Oh, and an oven and baking sheet.


1 box puff pastry, just thawed enough but not overly thawed

1 block brie cheese

1 jar blackberry jam (with seeds, it’s better)


Since I always overthaw my puff pastry I end up with this gooey mess of two sheets of puff pastry that don’t want to come apart even though the cardboard between the two sheets is supposed to prevent this.  SO. Don’t thaw your puff pastry for too long.  And, since mine is always overthawed (yep, just made another word up) I have to roll the sheets out and make a big mess.  Try to avoid this too.

1) Cut little blocks of the brie cheese.  Cut little squares of the puff pastry.  Place the little block of brie cheese in the middle of the little square of the puff pastry.  Smear a small spoonful of blackberry jam over the little block of cheese.

2) Pull the edges of the puff pastry over the cheese and jam.

3) Place on a greased baking sheet.

4) Do with remaining puff pastry.

5) Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes or until golden brown.  Serve immediately.

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Baked Brie with Chocolate & Blackberry Jam

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I could not believe how good this dessert / appetizer turned out, I mean it was no surprise since I mixed brie, chocolate and blackberry jam together.   I’m sure that you could use any other kind of jam, but I’m a believer that blackberry and chocolate just go together.


pie crust dough (1 or two depending on if you are using a wheel of brie or two triangles)

brie (either a wheel or two triangles)

chocolate chips

blackberry jam

1 egg, beaten

water crackers to serve this with, if desired

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1. Roll out the pie crust to make it just a tad thinner on a floured surface, place on a tin-foil lined or greased baking sheet.

2. If you are using two triangles of brie cheese place them skinny end to fat end on the center of the rolled out pie crust, or just place the wheel of brie on the pie crust.

3. Scoop out a good amount of blackberry jam on top of the brie cheese, sprinkle the chocolate chip pieces on and around the jam (the jam will slide off the top of the cheese).

4. Pick up the pie crust over the sides of the cheese and cover the top of the cheese.

5. Beat the egg, and brush over the pie crust.

6. Bake in a pre-heated 400 degree oven for roughly 30 minutes or until golden brown.  I envisioned a lovely held together brie/chocolate/blackberry pie that you cut into, but instead everything melted into one amazing mess.  All of my friends could not get enough of this cheese, chocolate, jam delight.  I was worried that two triangles of brie would be too much for 5 people but it was not at all!!

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