Brie and Bacon in Pastry

Brie and Bacon in Pastry
  • TOTAL PREP TIME40 minutes
  • DEGREE OF DIFFICULTY Medium

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Ingredients

  • 4 slices bacon cooked crisp and crumbled
  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry
  • 1 15-oz. wheel Brie
  • 1/4 cup toasted almonds sliced
  • 1/4 cup parsley chopped
  • 1 egg beaten with 1 teaspoon water

Preparation

 

Thaw pastry 20 minutes; roll sheet out on a lightly floured surface to a 15-inch square and cut to a 15-inch circle. Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Slice Brie in half horizontally and layer with bacon, almonds and parsley. Place in center of pastry, trim away multiple cuts of pastry from the folds.  Brush pastry edges with egg wash, pull up sides to enclose. Place seam side down on ungreased baking sheet. If desired, decorate top with pastry scraps. Brush with egg wash. Bake for 20 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Makes 12 servings.