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Baked Brie Appetizer | Warm Crescent-Wrapped Apple Brie

Every hostess should have at least one simple, yet elegant, appetizer recipe in her repertoire. You know, one that looks like you slaved over it for hours, when in reality it only takes five minutes to prep.

Baked Brie Appetizer -- this amazing baked Brie recipe features warm, melty Brie cheese, tender apples and sweet brown sugar, all wrapped up in buttery, delicious crescent dinner roll dough! | via @unsophisticook on unsophisticook.com

Sounds like a dream? Then you’ll adore this baked Brie appetizer! It truly does only take five minutes to prepare, and it bakes up to perfection in just 20-25 minutes. Let me show you just how easy it is to make…

Baked Brie Appetizer -- this amazing baked Brie recipe features warm, melty Brie cheese, tender apples and sweet brown sugar, all wrapped up in buttery, delicious crescent dinner roll dough! | via @unsophisticook on unsophisticook.com

Separate the crescent roll dough into two square halves, and press the seams together on each to seal. Lay one half on a parchment-covered baking sheet. Set a round of Brie cheese in the center of the dough, and top it with the sliced apples and brown sugar.

Wrap the bottom piece of crescent roll dough up around the cheese, apples and brown sugar. Then lay the second piece of dough over the top, and wrap it around the bottom, tucking it under and pressing to seal it all closed. Brush the dough with an egg wash, and bake. I mean, how easy is that?!

Incidentally, if you’re not familiar with Brie cheese, you won’t usually find it in the dairy case. I picked mine up at Walmart, and it’s located with the specialty cheeses in the deli area. Also, just so you’re not surprised when you unwrap it, Brie has a whitish-colored moldy rind that can be left intact and eaten.

Baked Brie Appetizer -- this amazing baked Brie recipe features warm, melty Brie cheese, tender apples and sweet brown sugar, all wrapped up in buttery, delicious crescent dinner roll dough! | via @unsophisticook on unsophisticook.com

Warm, melty Brie cheese, tender apples and sweet brown sugar are wrapped up in buttery, delicious crescent dinner roll dough, a combination that’s simply out of this world, especially when spread on your favorite crackers. I prefer Ritz crackers for their buttery flavor, but really any cracker will do!

Crescent-Wrapped Apple Baked Brie Appetizer

Crescent-Wrapped Apple Baked Brie Appetizer

Yield: 10 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 can (8-oz.) refrigerated crescent dinner roll dough
  • 1 (8-oz.) round Brie cheese
  • 1/2 apple, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • crackers or apple slices for serving

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Lay a piece of parchment paper on a baking sheet.
  2. Unroll the crescent dough and separate crosswise into 2 squares. Press each section into 6-inch square, firmly pressing perforations to seal.
  3. On the parchment-covered baking sheet, place the Brie cheese on the center of the first dough square. Arrange apple slices on top, and sprinkle the brown sugar on top of the apples.
  4. Pull up the sides of the bottom dough square, then place the remaining dough square on top of the Brie, apples and brown sugar. Press dough evenly around cheese, pressing to seal completely. Brush beaten egg all over the dough.
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from the oven and let it cool for 10 minutes.
  6. Serve this baked Brie appetizer with crackers or apple slices.

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This recipe is one of many featured in this year’s Walmart Holiday Entertaining Guide. Another of my favorites is this amazing 5-Minute Creamy Kale Citrus Salad — you must try it!

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Sharon

Saturday 16th of September 2017

Have you ever made this without the crescent rolls? Sounds delicious, but I'm looking for to just use the cheese.

Tara @ Unsophisticook

Monday 18th of September 2017

Hi Sharon! I haven't made it without the crescent rolls, but I'm sure it would still be delicious. However, I think rather than topping the Brie with the brown sugar and apples and then baking it, I'd sauté the apples in some butter and brown sugar and pour this over the top after baking the Brie.

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