I am always on the hunt for easy appetizers that are elegant enough for entertaining. When I spied the gorgeous brie I had in my refrigerator, I decided to make a quick and decadent lunch for me and Marc by baking it with puff pastry (that was also sitting in my freezer, just waiting for something delicious to happen to it). These incredible baked brie galettes came together in minutes and were so simple! Once I let the puff pastry thaw at room temperature for about 30 minutes, I cut it into quarters to make four squares. It needed to be easy to work with but still very cold. Each square went onto lined baking sheets and I lightly scored a border in them with a knife. Then I docked the puff pastry inside the border with a fork. This was going to keep the middle from puffing up so that only the border puffed up to create a flaky crust for the baked brie galettes. I brushed the puff pastry with egg wash to make it super golden.
Each square was topped with amazing brie from La Bonne Vie. It was a soft ripened variety that I am just in love with. Since it was soft ripened I kept the rind on. That’s what the French do and who am I to argue?? The La Bonne Vie brie that I used can be found in so many supermarkets. My local Acme right down the street from me carries it which makes me very happy! To find a place that carries it local to you, definitely visit their website store locator. Trust me, you will want to try this stuff!
Then I scooped luscious fig jam on top of the brie and lastly there was the decadent final touch. I created a small well in the filling for each galette and gently added an egg yolk to each one. That was all there was to it! The baked brie galettes were all formed and ready to bake.
They just went in to my 350 oven for about 12 minutes to let the puff pastry get golden and flaky. The brie and fig jam melted together gloriously and the egg yolk was set to perfection. The baked brie galettes were done and ready to serve immediately!
Then I got to have one of my favorite eating moments in the world. There is something so satisfying about cracking into an egg yolk and letting it run all over the place! It mingled gorgeously with the cheese and fig jam. As I got to the buttery, flaky crust I was in pure heaven. These baked brie galettes seemed like such a fancy, decadent dish but could not have been easier to make. I couldn’t wait to impress Marc with it and he was a happy man when I gave him his. Enjoy the handy printable just below, friends!