Brie and Bacon in Pastry


Brie and Bacon in Pastry

Both elegant and simple, this rich and savory appetizer is perfect for a small crowd. Serve fresh grapes alongside.



4 slices bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled
1 sheet frozen puff pastry
1 15-oz. wheel Brie cheese
1/4 cup almonds, sliced and toasted
1/4 cup parsley, chopped
1 egg, beaten with 1 teaspoon water



Thaw pastry for 20 minutes; roll sheet out on a lightly floured surface to a 15-inch square and cut to a 15-inch circle.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Slice Brie in half horizontally and layer with bacon, almonds and parsley.

Place in center of pastry, trim away multiple cuts of pastry from the folds. Brush pastry edges with egg wash, pull up sides to enclose.

Place seam side down on ungreased baking sheet. If desired, decorate top with pastry scraps.

Brush with egg wash. Bake for 20 minutes.

Let stand 10 minutes before serving.