Two Sides of A Coin

My husband and I wanted a place to share our projects...I do crafting (e.g. cards, sewing, etc...), household projects, and parties for kids. My husband makes toy trucks, household projects (e.g. closet redesign), and helps with party decorations and games. While he's a professional contractor, we do this for fun. We both cook, but I am more likely to try new and different recipes. We'll be trying out Pinterest items and reporting back.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Brie and Jam Pops - Amazingly yummy

These Brie and Jam Pops were outstanding. I highly recommend these for anytime of the day.  We snacked on them for several days.  They are best warm.

Brie and Jam Pops
makes 24 squares (which is only 12 pops)

2 sheets puff pastry, thawed but still cold
1/2 wedge of brie (about 4 ounces), cold
1/3 cup blackberry jam (or any flavor you fancy!)
1 large egg, beaten
splash of milk
coarse sea salt

  1. All-butter, store bought puff pastry  usually comes frozen and folded into thirds.  Use these folded thirds to our advantage by cutting the puff pastry into thirds along the creases.  
  2. Cut each panel into four pieces.  They’ll be 2 1/4-inch tall and 3-inches wide.  One sheet of puff pastry will yield 12 rectangles.  Cut each rectangle in half.  You’ll have 24 little rectangles that will create 12 little rectangle pockets.
  3. Combine beaten egg and splash of milk.  Brush 12 of the small rectangles with egg wash.  If you’d like to make brie bites on sticks, now is the time!  
  4. Place a popsicle stick halfway up the puff pastry and press in gently.  
  5. Place a small sliver of brie (rind and all) on top of the egg wash (and stick).  Top with about 1/2 teaspoon of  jam.  Take another square of puff pastry and press between your fingers to make the rectangle slightly bigger.  
  6. Place puff pastry on top of the cheese and jam.  Use a fork to press the edges together. The egg wash will act as  glue.  Make sure to seal the edges well by crimping with the fork.  Prick the top lightly with a fork.
  7. Place a rack in the center of the oven and preheat oven to 375 degrees F.  Place prepared brie bites on a parchment lined baking sheet.  Brush with egg wash.  Sprinkle with a touch of coarsely ground sea salt. (I forgot this and they were still awesome.)
  8. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes or until golden brown. 
  9. Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly before serving.

Brie and Jam Pops

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