Oops! Here’s another recipe that I don’t have an “after” photo for– just the during one that I sent to Ben to show him that we had enough food for him to come home.
I made this recipe for a girls’ night in and it was a huge hit. By that I mean my friend and I ate almost all of it while we waited for everyone else to show up. This goes GREAT with $5 wine. I’m sure it goes well with more expensive wine too but we’re cheap.
Here’s what you need:
- Brie (you buy it in a circular package covered in paper, usually)
- 1 can crescent rolls
- Chutney of some sort (I used Stonewall Kitchen’s cranberry apple)
- 1 egg
- Apples/crackers– I used honey crisp apples (3 apples, each cut into about 12 pieces, got us through the whole thing)
Here’s what you do:
- Pre-heat the oven to 400
- Open the crescent rolls carefully and roll out the entirety of the dough
- Unwrap the brie and place in the middle of the crescent dough. NOTE: apparently Brie has a white layer of stuff on it (this stuff turns out to be an edible mold). I tried at first to pick it off because I figured it was another layer of packaging and I was annoyed with how difficult it was to remove so I googled if you’re supposed to eat it. You are. Save yourself the time.
- Slather a few tablespoons of chutney onto the top of the brie
- Wrap the crescent dough around the brie/chutney. You can try to be artsy about this if you choose
- Whisk the egg and a bit (like 1tbsp) of water and brush onto the top of the brie
- Place in a pie pan (or whatever you’d like– my pie pan is just pretty and the perfect size to put apples around the brie when I take it out)
- Bake until crescent roll is golden brown (about 15-25 minutes)
- In the meantime, cut up apples into slices to serve with the brie
- Enjoy. Preferably with a glass of wine and good friends. Or by yourself– that’s fine too.