BAKED BRIE WITH BACON? SERIOUSLY? WHY NOT!
I absolutely LOVE Brie! It’s one of those cheeses that you either like it or not. I could eat it just as is, without even baking it! But when you do bake it, Oh my! And there are so many ways to bake brie, and lots of toppings to serve with it, such as jams, nuts, mustards, and all sorts of ingredients! And for me, I love anything sweet and savory!
So as I was making the brie appetizer for a get together at my sisters, I knew I wanted to wrap the brie in a Pillsbury Crescent roll, and spread some Orange Fig Jam on it. And as you either know me or get to know me, I’m always trying to jazz something up whether it’s a special spice in a dish, a splash of paint on a wall or piece of furniture, or a piece of advice to help someone overcome a challenge!
And when I saw bacon in my fridge, a lightbulb went off! Why not crisp up some bacon and sprinkle it on the jam inside the brie and then some on top! Serve with some buttery Coppola Chardonnay white wine and you’ll make a meal on this!
THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX!
Sweet and savory makes the best combination and leave your tastebuds singing! Sometimes the least likely combinations make the best pairings! A little cayenne pepper in your hot chocolate? Salt on your chocolate caramel or chocolate chip cookie? I think you get my drift!
And in life, don’t be afraid to add a little pizzazz to your day or better yet, someone else’s day! You might find out you’ve got a magic touch you never thought you had! And that’s where you make a difference in life, each and every day, whether big or small!
Until next time,
Let’s get cookin’ together,
Baked Brie with Orange Fig Jam and Bacon
- 1 9" round or square baking dish
- 8 ounce Camembert round (brie) cheese
- 1 package Pillsbury crescent rolls
- ¼ cup Dalmatia Fig Orange spread
- ½ cup cooked bacon, chopped
- 1 tbsp orange zest
- 1 raw egg yolk
- Preheat oven to 375°.
- Spray dish with non-stick cooking spray.
- Open crescent roll package and layout into a rectangle. Press seams together.
- Place cheese into the middle of the crescent roll rectangle.
- Spread fig orange jam on top of the brie.
- Sprinkle half of the bacon on top and half of the orange zest.
- Wrap the brie by bringing in all four corners making sure the brie is covered. If you like, remove a 2-inch piece of the crescent roll gathered at the top for a decorative garnish. Use a cookie cutter of your choice and place the decorative cut out in the center on top of the wrapped brie.
- Place the brie onto the center of the dish and brush with the egg wash.
- Sprinkle remaining bacon and orange zest on top.
- Bake for 20 minutes.
- Serve by itself by cutting small triangular pieces or as a spread on a sturdy cracker or melba toast squares.