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Cinnamon Apple Baked Brie in Puff Pastry

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Cinnamon Apple Baked Brie in Puff Pastry makes a perfect Thanksgiving appetizer recipe idea! Soft Brie cheese layered with apples and fall flavors, wrapped in pastry dough and baked. A warm and easy holiday recipe perfect for your party.
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Cinnamon Apple Baked Brie in Puff Pastry is an easy fall appetizer recipe full of cinnamon apple flavors.

Cracker with Cinnamon Apple Baked Brie in Puff Pastry on it next to the wheel of cheese

Why You Will Love This Recipe

This Cinnamon Apple Baked Brie in Puff Pastry would make an amazing Thanksgiving appetizer recipe!

I made this Cinnamon Apple Baked Brie in Puff Pastry for a cheese and wine girl’s night and it was LOVED! 

Soft, creamy, melted cheese inside a flaky pastry with a sweet and savory flavor. I just LOOOOOOVE brie cheese and how soft and perfect it is!

This holiday appetizer recipe idea is easy to make and elegant for your dinner party.

A wedge of Cinnamon Apple Baked Brie in Puff Pastry cut out of the round

Ingredients

These are the ingredients you need for this recipe:

  • Brie Cheese
  • Pecans
  • Ground Cinnamon
  • Apples
  • Puff Pastry
  • Butter
  • Brown Sugar
  • Salt
  • Maple Syrup

Apples – You can use any type of apple that you like. Crisper apples will retain their texture more than softer apples. I personally love to use Gala, Honeycrisp, or even Granny Smith.

Equipment

This is the equipment you need for the recipe:

  • Knife
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Silicone Baking Mat
  • Spatula
  • Baking Sheet
  • Basting Brush
A full cheese in puff pastry surrounded by cinnamon on a white marble board

Instruction Overview

After you get your cinnamon apple sauce on one half of the brie, put the other half of the brie on top of it, cut side down.

Then fold up a corner over the brie wheel, and use the liquid sauce to brush over the pastry, helping it to stick and adding more flavor!

Keep working your way around the brie wheel, folding the pastry up, and brushing it with the liquid.

A hand holding a cracker that has Cinnamon Apple Baked Brie in Puff Pastry on it

Once wrapped, remove any excess puff pastry so you do not have a huge ball of pastry at the top.

I love to take this extra pastry and cut some cute shapes out of it with pie crust cutters or cookie cutters for decoration! I used some oak leaves and an acorn in these pictures.

Just cut them out, place them on top of the pastry, and gently brush the top of them with more sauce. 

The sauce that is already on the puff will help them adhere!

Cinnamon Apple Baked Brie in Puff Pastry on a marble board with cinnamon sticks

For a little extra flavor, brush a Tablespoon of maple syrup across the dough.

And I love to sprinkle it with some raw sugar to give it some texture and extra color! Regular, granulated sugar would work as well, it is just less noticeable to the eye since it is smaller.

Then bake away!

Let the Cinnamon Apple Baked Brie in Puff Pastry bake until the pastry is a golden brown, approximately 20 minutes.

Gently transfer it to your serving dish or cutting board with a spatula and serve it right away so it is warm and gooey!

My favorite things to serve alongside the brie in puff pastry are crackers and bread slices. Wedges of apple would also be amazing!

A brie in pastry cut into

Modifications and Substitutions

This would also taste amazing with pears instead of apples!

Walnuts are a good swap for the pecans, or leave them out altogether if desired.

You can use crescent dough instead of puff pastry. But pastry dough will be heavier and richer.

Kim’s Tips

When you make the Cinnamon Apple Dessert Sauce to go inside the brie cheese wheel, you will not need much liquid. 

So when you scoop the sauce into the middle of the brie, only use a little of the sauce.

It will escape from the cheese wheel and can make your pastry very soggy if there is too much of it.

Some sauce will end up in the puff pastry which is fine, you just want to minimize it.

And top it with some chopped pecans or walnuts for some texture!

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Cinnamon Apple Baked Brie in Puff Pastry

Cinnamon Apple Baked Brie in Puff Pastry makes a perfect Thanksgiving appetizer recipe idea! Soft Brie cheese layered with apples and fall flavors, wrapped in pastry dough and baked. A warm and easy holiday recipe perfect for your party.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Course: Condiment, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 30 Min or Less, Fall/Thanksgiving, Holiday, Vegetarian
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 398kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

Cinnamon Apple Sauce Filling

Puff Pastry

Instructions

Make the Cinnamon Apple Sauce Filling

  • Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat.
    2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Add the sugar, cinnamon, and a pinch of salt to the butter. Stir to dissolve.
    1/2 cup packed brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, pinch salt
  • While the liquid is heating, prep the apples. Peel them, core them, and dice them into approximately 1/2 inch chunks.
    2 apples
  • Bring the mixture to a simmer and add the chopped apples.
  • Cover the apples, reduce heat to medium low, and simmer 10 minutes.
  • Remove the lid and continue cooking until the apples are tender and the sauce is somewhat thicker, approximately 10 minutes. Set aside.

Assemble and Bake Brie in Puff Pastry

  • Preheat oven to 350°F for a lighter bake, or 400°F for a darker bake (I prefer 350°F).
  • Cut the brie wheel in half lengthwise to make a top and bottom round. Leave the rind on (it is edible and will help hold everything together).
    8 ounces brie cheese wheel
  • Roll out the puff pastry, with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper on top to prevent sticking, until it is 11 by 11 inches. Place the puff pastry on a piece of parchment or silicone baking mat that is on a baking sheet.
    1 sheet puff pastry
  • Place one half of the brie wheel in the center of the puff pastry, rind side down and cut side up.
  • Scoop the apple filling onto the cut side of the brie wheel. Add minimal sauce to prevent too much moisture oozing out.
  • Sprinkle the chopped pecans, if using, on top of the apple mixture.
    1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • Place the remaining brie wheel half on top of the apple mixture, cut side down and rind side up.
  • Pull one corned of the puff pastry up and over the brie, snuggly against the cheese.
  • Using a basting brush, brush the apple sauce from the apple mixture onto the puff pastry that is folded up onto the brie. This will help the following pieces stick together.
  • Repeat pulling edges of the puff pastry up onto the brie, brushing each section, all the way around the brie.
  • Remove excess puff pastry dough that has collected at the top of the brie wheel.
  • If desired, use small cookie cutters or pie dough cutters to cut shapes out of the excess dough. Apply the shapes with extra apple sauce under and on top of the shapes.
  • Brush the maple syrup across the top of the puff pastry.
    1 Tablespoon maple syrup
  • Sprinkle the raw sugar on the wet puff pastry. Larger crystal sugar like raw sugar is best as it will bring more texture and color to the puff pastry, but regular granulated sugar will work just fine.
    1/2 Tablespoon raw sugar
  • Bake the brie for 25-30 minutes until the puff pastry is cooked and golden.
  • Remove and serve immediately with crostini bread slices, apple wedges, or crackers.

Notes

I like to use apples that are crisp but not tart (Fuji, Honeycrisp, Gala), but you can use any apples you prefer, it just may change the taste or texture.
This appetizer goes much further than 6 if you are serving other foods.
Keep a close eye on the pastry as it is baking to ensure it is not getting too dark, especially if you are baking at 400F.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 398kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 260mg | Potassium: 150mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 282IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 1mg
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4 thoughts on “Cinnamon Apple Baked Brie in Puff Pastry”

  1. 5 stars
    Perfect amount of sweet and savory for an appetizer, thanks for sharing! I kind of hope my family doesn’t have any so I can eat it all myself.

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