Basil Brie in Pastry

  • 2 Tbsp Parmesan cheese; grated
  • 2 Tbsp Basil, fresh or
  • 2 tsp Dried basil
  • 1 Round brie (14 oz.)
  • 1/2 pk Frozen puff pastry; thawed image placeholder

Heat oven to 400° F. Grease cookie sheet. Mix Parmesan cheese and basil. Cut cheese round horizontally into two layers. Sprinkle basil mixture evenly over cut surface.

Reassemble cheese round. Roll puff pastry into rectangle, 15 x 9 inches, on lightly floured surface. Cut out 2 circles, 8 1/2 and 6 inches. Place 8 1/2 inch circle on cookie sheet.

Place cheese in center. Bring pastry up and over cheese. Press to make smooth and even. Brush top edge of pastry lightly with water. Place 6-inch circle on top and press gently around edge to seal.

Cut decorations from remaining pastry if desired. Moisten pastry with water and attach. Bake about 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on wire rack 30 minutes before serving. Serve with assorted crackers or fruit.

Submitted by: Recipe Group Member