Holidays are so much fun, and I love entertaining around this time. This appetizer is wonderful for a full appetizer course for a sit down dinner, or smaller bites for a buffet table. Perfect for Christmas or New Year’s Eve!
Start with four thin slices of prosciutto, a wheel of brie, and a sheet of puff pastry. Thaw the puff pastry in the frig overnight, or on the counter for about an hour until it is easily pliable.
It isn’t necessary to remove the covering skin on the brie, but I like to do that anyway.
Unfold the puff pastry.
Lay the prosciutto slices on in a cross pattern, overlapping the center.
Put the brie in the middle.
Then fold the prosciutto over the top of the brie.
Bring the corners of the puff pastry up over the top.
Fold up the points and flatten over the top.
Bake until browned.
Serve as you like, some water crackers can be served alongside to capture melting cheese, and a little dijon mustard adds some bite.
Flaky pastry, melting cheese and salty prosciutto, yum!!
Serve a quarter of the wheel as a first course. Then sit back and enjoy the applause. If prosciutto is too salty for your taste, thin slices of ham would be just as good. Pick a flavorful ham, like a Black Forest deli ham.
Brie with Prosciutto in Puff Pastry
1 wheel brie cheese
4 slices prosciutto (or other ham)
1 sheet puff pastry
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Unfold pastry, arrange prosciutto on top in a cross pattern overlapping the ends. Add brie, fold pastry over and crimp. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until top is golden brown and puffed. Serve hot.
Enjoy! Do you like to use puff pastry for special meals?