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…

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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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