Baked Brie Bites

by Kate on July 24, 2012

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Clearly, I should have a category for “jam” judging by the posts this month. I also am starting to think I have an addiction to strawberries and balsamic vinegar together. The thing is that they’re just so darn good together! Peanut butter and jelly. Peas and carrots. Yep, it’s one of those kind of duos. It’s also one of those combos that can be used in both sweet and savory applications. For example, the killer chocolate cake I made with the balsamic strawberry whipped cream versus today’s recipe. Today is a savory little bite size version of a classic appetizer.

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Let me first tell you a bit about Wendy. I “met” Wendy through Twitter and our involvement in Bake Together with Abby Dodge. Wendy is a Jersey girl like me who now resides in Florida where she makes small batch jams and owns her own company, Sunchowder’s Emporia. I fell in love with Wendy’s jams, spreads and chutney because of the wonderfully unique flavors like Blueberry DiSaronno, Peach Habanero, Zucchini Ginger, and my personal favorite, (Yep! You guessed it!) Strawberry Balsamic. But that’s not all, I also love these wonderfully creative jams because Wendy never uses corn syrup, pectin, preservatives or colors so they are 100% all natural goodness.

I slathered Wendy’s jams on toast, breads and used them in baked goods. But one of my favorite uses for these delightful jams has been these baked brie bites. I love the combination of the mild, creamy brie with the sweet balsamic strawberry jam all wrapped inside buttery, flakey puff pastry dough. This is an appetizer that comes together easily which is a good thing cause these little bites are going to go fast! I ate several almost immediately after they emerged from my oven, all warm and melty.

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So I was thinking to myself after all my recent jam consumption that perhaps you too would like to try Wendy’s sweet creations. So I reached out to Wendy to see what she thought about sharing her bounty with all of you. Guess what? She was elated at the idea! These jams are too good not to let you in on. So that’s why today Wendy and I have for you a seasonal jam trio to give away. Wendy will be sending the winner Blueberry Verbena, Peach Bourbon and one surprise flavor! Trust me, this is a giveaway you want to be in on!

Here’s the scoop:

To Enter: {Mandatory Entry} Head on over to Sunchowder’s Emporia and feast your eyes on all the yumminess that awaits. Then come back here and tell me which flavor you’re dying to try. Simple, right? But if you’d like even more chances to win…

Optional Bonus Entries: Be sure to leave a separate comment for each of these that you complete since each individual item completed will be counted as an entry!

- Follow Wendy on Twitter

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Entries will be accepted until 9pm EST on July 28th. Winner will be selected via random.org. The winner will be contacted by the email address provided and will have 24 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond within that time frame, another winner will be selected via random.org. This giveaway is open to US residents only.

Good Luck!!

~K

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED

 

Baked Brie Bites

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 24

Baked Brie Bites

Little bite size puffed pastries filled with brie and lovely strawberry balsamic jam.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup {Sunchowder's Emporia Strawberry Balsamic Jam (or any of their fine flavors!)|http://sunchowdersemporia.com/]
  • 2 sheets of puffed pastry, thawed
  • 1/2 wheel of brie
  • 1 egg, beaten

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Unfold the puffed pastry sheet. Split into thirds, cutting along the folds. Cut each third into 8 even pieces, leaving you with 24 squares per sheet for a total of 48 squares.
  3. Combine the egg with a little splash of water or milk to create an egg wash.
  4. Brush 24 squares with the egg wash and reserve the rest for later.
  5. Place a small slice of brie in the center of the dough.
  6. Top with a dollop of strawberry balsamic jam.
  7. Place the remaining dough squares on top, over the brie and jam. Seal the edges and crimp with a fork. Brush with remaining egg wash.
  8. Bake for 15-17 minutes until golden.
  9. Allow to cool 10 minutes before serving.
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{ 81 comments… read them below or add one }

Barbara | Creative Culinary July 24, 2012 at 10:08 am

Aw Kate; I want these for breakfast now! I love, love, love warm and melty Brie encased in puff pastry; I’ve always done it on a larger scale, simply wrapping up the entire piece of cheese but these look soooo good.

I would love to win this treasure and to that end would do all you suggest…except I already do it! Beyond that, I’ve been the lucky recipient Wendy’s generosity (I think I even introduced her to Baketogether!) so I would just love to reiterate how wonderful they are but please don’t include me for the chance to win; I already did!

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Kate July 25, 2012 at 4:23 pm

Thank you, Barb! These were such nice little bites of cheesy, fruity goodness. I’m so glad you like what I’ve done here.

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Jen @JuanitasCocina July 24, 2012 at 10:42 am

I would LOVE to try the jalapeno, apricot, and wildflower honey jam. YUM!!!

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Kate July 25, 2012 at 4:36 pm

Holy cow that one sounds good!! Now I want to try that one too!

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Jen @JuanitasCocina July 24, 2012 at 10:42 am

I follow you on Twitter already!

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Jen @JuanitasCocina July 24, 2012 at 10:43 am

I follow Wendy on Twitter now!

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Wendy Read July 24, 2012 at 11:32 am

Katy, what a beautiful write up, I am blushing!!! And yes the famous Barb of Creative Culinary introduced me to Abby’s Baketogether and also did all of my design work for my website :) So excited for this and thanks again for your kind words :)

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Kate July 25, 2012 at 4:24 pm

You’re very welcome, Wendy! I love your products and know that my readers will also. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

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Linda S. July 24, 2012 at 11:53 am

I’d love to try the Blueberry DiSaronno jam.

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Kate July 25, 2012 at 4:25 pm

Great choice Linda!

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Linda S. July 24, 2012 at 11:53 am

I’m following Wendy on twitter (ljskop).

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Linda S. July 24, 2012 at 11:54 am

I’m following Food Babbles on twitter (ljskop).

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wendyb964 July 24, 2012 at 3:11 pm

I’d love any! Blueberry di Saronno sounds great.

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Kate July 25, 2012 at 4:25 pm

That one does sound fantastic, right? Good luck!

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wendyb964 July 24, 2012 at 3:11 pm

follow on twitter

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wendyb964 July 24, 2012 at 3:11 pm

posted on pinterest

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wendyb964 July 24, 2012 at 3:12 pm

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wendyb964 July 24, 2012 at 3:12 pm

like Sunchowder on FB

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wendyb964 July 24, 2012 at 3:12 pm

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p c July 24, 2012 at 3:20 pm

follow you on twitter

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Peter @Feed Your Soul July 24, 2012 at 3:20 pm

saw this post on twitter from juanita’s corner. really like the different way you did these compared to how it is normally served. you can find me @FeedYourSoul2

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Kate July 25, 2012 at 4:27 pm

Thanks Peter! I’m so glad you like what I did here.

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p c July 24, 2012 at 3:21 pm

Every one looks yummy. I’d try the black forest jam as I love dark cherry anything

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Kate July 25, 2012 at 4:27 pm

Oh yes! I want to try that one also. I adore dark cherry anything also so you and I are very much on the same page ;) Thanks for entering! Good luck!

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p c July 24, 2012 at 3:21 pm

Subscribed to FB via email

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p c July 24, 2012 at 3:22 pm

I follow Sunchowder on Pinterest.

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p c July 24, 2012 at 3:26 pm

I follow Sunchowder on twitter

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p c July 24, 2012 at 3:27 pm

Liked Sunchowder on Facebook

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p c July 24, 2012 at 3:28 pm

Pinned Sunchowder on Pinterst

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p c July 24, 2012 at 3:31 pm

Like you on facebook

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p c July 24, 2012 at 3:31 pm

I enjoy subscribing to FoodBabbles via email, ty

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Christine July 24, 2012 at 3:51 pm

blueberry disaronno!!! I am SO there. I would love to get a jar of that good stuff and make your brie bites!

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Amanda Thompson July 24, 2012 at 3:52 pm

I would love to try one of each but I’ll start with the Blackberry Chambord Jam!!

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Kate July 25, 2012 at 4:32 pm

Ooo! That one sounds amazing!! I need to try that one too. I just want to buy them all, honestly. Think I’ll be working my way through her entire line ;)

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Amanda Thompson July 24, 2012 at 3:53 pm

I subscribe to Food Babbles via email.

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Christine July 24, 2012 at 3:53 pm

and those butters are lookin’ might tasty! and so reasonably priced too!

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Emily July 24, 2012 at 8:47 pm

I’d like to try the spiced pear butter!

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Kate July 25, 2012 at 4:28 pm

Oh that one sounds divine, Emily! Great choice.

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Jennie @themessybakerblog July 24, 2012 at 9:17 pm

I am in love with brie and jam together. It is such a wonderful combination. I even converted my brother, who claims brie is gross, into a brie and jam lover. Your baked brie bites look divine.

Hmm, it was a difficult choice, but I have my eye on the peach habanero. Yum!

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Kate July 25, 2012 at 4:29 pm

Peach Habanero sounds awesome, right?? I bet it’s going to be amazing. So glad you liked the post!

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Elizabeth Gessler July 24, 2012 at 9:48 pm

Wow, that made me hungry. How can anyone pick just one? They all sound delicious. I’d love to try the peach habenaro. What a great combo.

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Kate July 25, 2012 at 4:30 pm

I wouldn’t be able to pick just one either! Too hard but you picked a great one. The peach habanero is one of my favorite combinations too!

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amy marantino July 25, 2012 at 4:19 am

i want to try the Strawberry Balsamic Jam

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Kate July 25, 2012 at 4:30 pm

Oh Amy, let me tell you … it is awesome!! So very very good! You’ll love it.

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amy marantino July 25, 2012 at 4:20 am

i “Like” Sunchowder’s Emporia on Facebook

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amy marantino July 25, 2012 at 4:21 am

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amy marantino July 25, 2012 at 4:24 am

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Baker Street July 25, 2012 at 6:56 am

Oh I so want these right now! Love how simple and delicious these are. Lovely giveaway too!

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Kate July 25, 2012 at 4:31 pm

Thanks An! So glad you like these little brie bites and the giveaway.

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Andrea July 25, 2012 at 10:11 am

They look very yummy!! I would love to try Peach Bourbon!!
Thanks!

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Kate July 25, 2012 at 4:31 pm

Peach bourbon, great choice Andrea! Haven’t had that one yet but it sounds so good.

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Andrea July 25, 2012 at 10:12 am

I liked Sunchowder’s Emporia on Facebook

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Andrea July 25, 2012 at 10:12 am

I liked Food Babbles on Facebook

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Healthy cooking Blog July 25, 2012 at 10:03 pm

Like your post and facebook page…Healthy ingredients are my favorite.

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Cindy A. July 26, 2012 at 12:41 am

The Peach Lavender Jam sounds absolutely amazing! Honestly, I would LOVE to try any of their jams. Thank you so much for giving us the chance.

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Kate July 26, 2012 at 8:39 pm

You and me both!! And you’re very welcome… Good Luck!

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Cindy A. July 26, 2012 at 12:42 am

I follow Wendy on Twitter – @normawatson

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Cindy A. July 26, 2012 at 12:43 am

I “like” Sunchowder’s Emporia on Facebook – Cindy A.

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Cindy A. July 26, 2012 at 12:44 am

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Cindy A. July 26, 2012 at 12:44 am

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Cindy A. July 26, 2012 at 12:45 am

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Lisa July 27, 2012 at 8:52 am

I’ve seen Wendy’s Sunchowder jams heralded all over the blogosphere and I’ve been dying to try them! Knock the wood crate they come in! That said..I LOVE the brie bites..a perfect foil for these jams! I follow you everywhere I have an account :) xo

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Kate July 27, 2012 at 7:08 pm

They’re wonderful jams!! Incredibly yummy and love the interesting flavor combinations she comes up with. And thanks! Glad you like the brie bites :)

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Gemma July 28, 2012 at 2:32 am

What unusual and tempting combinations they make! It was hard to pick, but if I could choose only 1, it would be the Spicy Mango Passionfruit! Thanks for the brie bites recipe – I have made with sour cherry jam and it is delicious :)

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Kate July 28, 2012 at 7:30 pm

Oh my goodness! I didn’t even see that one but that sounds amazing. Great choice!! And I’m so very glad you made and enjoyed the brie bites. Sour cherry jam sounds like it was probably such a good combination. I’m actually going to make more of these tomorrow. Love that they’re so easy and tasty.

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Ray July 28, 2012 at 1:36 pm

I’d love to try the Blueberry DiSaronno jam.
Sounds delicious Thanks!

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Ray July 28, 2012 at 1:37 pm

Like you on Facebook.

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Ray July 28, 2012 at 1:38 pm

I like Sunchowders Emporia on Facebook too!

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Ray July 28, 2012 at 1:39 pm

Email subscriber!

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Meryl July 28, 2012 at 5:46 pm

I’d like to try the Peach Bourbon.

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Kate July 28, 2012 at 7:28 pm

Yum! That one sounds so good.

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Louis July 28, 2012 at 5:47 pm

The Spiced Pear Butter.

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Kate July 28, 2012 at 7:28 pm

Great choice! That sounds so good to me too.

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Bibi April 10, 2013 at 11:06 am

Sounds delish! I’m thinking of making them for a wedding reception for my daughter. Do you think I could assemble them in advance and freeze them… then take them out of the freezer and cook straight away. Or, should I let them thaw first? Any suggestions on temperature and timing?

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Kate April 10, 2013 at 8:12 pm

I haven’t ever made them in advance but I think they would hold up well. I would give it a test run in advance, making just a few and see. I would hate to steer you in the wrong direction and have it not pan out for the wedding day. I would assemble them, freeze them and let them sit for about 20 minutes at room temperature before baking. Then I would bake them as the recipe says at 350 for 15-17 minutes, or until golden. I’d love if you’d come back and tell me how they hold up to freezing, thawing and baking later.

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laurasmess May 9, 2013 at 7:10 pm

YUM! I love brie (and Camembert, I can’t decide which I like better!) and these little flaky pastry bites sound incredible. Wendy’s gorgeous jams, chutneys and relishes sound like a perfect flavour combination with the melty cheese and crisp pastry. I’ve just checked out the Etsy site and it doesn’t look like she ships to Australia. Wah! I’ll just have to admire those beautiful Sunchowder flavours from afar. Thanks for this lovely recipe!

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Kate May 9, 2013 at 9:17 pm

Oh no!! It’s a shame she doesn’t ship to Australia :( Her jams are really so lovely. I adore them! So happy you like these little cheesy, jam bites. Thanks so much for passing by!

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Bibi May 9, 2013 at 8:38 pm

Looks so yummy! I’m thinking of making them for a wedding party I’m throwing for 100 people. Do you think I could cook these and then freeze them… then bake them straignt from the freezer? Or would it be better to freeze them uncooked, defrost and then back just before serving? Thanks!

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Kate May 9, 2013 at 9:16 pm

Thanks so much Bibi! Honestly, I haven’t ever done it so I cannot attest to this but what I would do is assemble them and freeze them, uncooked then bake them just before serving. But the best advice I can give you is to do a test batch. Make just a few, freeze them and then bake them the next day and see how they turn out. I would have to have you make them, freeze them then go to bake them on the day of the wedding only to find they didn’t turn out as you had hoped. Hope this helps! Please come back and let me know how it all works out. I’d love to hear about your experience.

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Rachel @ I Love My Disorganized Life July 19, 2013 at 11:55 am

I seriously have no words! Perfect appetizer!

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