Honey Baked Brie in Puff Pastry with Honey-Orange Roasted Almonds

Melted cheese = heaven. Melted cheese with honey = mind-blowing.

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  • 1 package of frozen puff pastry sheets (Defrost 1 sheet for this recipe & keep the other in freezer for later use)
  • 1 wheel of high quality brie (usually 12 oz.)
  • 1 egg + 1 Tbsp. water for egg wash
  • honey
  • 1 cup sliced almonds
  • 3 mandarin oranges
  • crackers


  1. Make Ahead: Preheat oven to 400° F.
  2.  Prepare your working space: Place a large piece of plastic wrap on top of a cutting board (large enough to keep the entire sheet of puff pastry on top of the plastic). Place 1 sheet of defrosted puff pastry onto the plastic wrap that is on top of the cutting board.
  3. Place the brie in the middle of the pastry dough. Top with 1 Tablespoon of honey and flip over and do another Tablespoon of honey on the top. Now, using your hands, fold the dough up onto the middle of brie like a package. Cut off any excess dough if needed.
  4. Place in refrigerator until you’re ready to serve.
  5. Make Nuts: In a small bowl, combine 2 Tablespoons of honey with the juice from 1 mandarin orange. Whisk together and then add in the almonds. Spread out into a single layer on a cookie sheet that is covered with parchment paper. Bake for 7 minutes, until golden brown. Set aside until ready to serve cheese.
  6. To Serve: Preheat oven to 375° F.
  7. Take the cheese out of the refrigerator and transfer onto a cookie sheet that is covered with parchment paper or foil.
  8. Prepare the egg wash by beating together the egg and 1 teaspoon water in a small bowl. Brush egg wash all over the brie (this will make sure it comes out with a nice, browned finish).
  9. Bake for 35-40 minutes until puffed up and golden brown.
  10. Let rest for 10 minutes so the cheese can set itself slightly and cool down (you don’t want to burn your guests!).
  11. Place onto a serving tray, sprinkle with honey baked nuts and drizzle with additional honey.
  12. Serve with Mandarin orange slices, crackers or sliced bread.

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