“Spotlight” Phyllo Baked Brie with Maple Syrup

By Jackie DeKnock  ,   

December 29, 2015

The spotlight is on this elegant creamy sweet Brie cheese, all nicely wrapped in phyllo pastry. It’s a wrap for sure!

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1/2 pound frozen phyllo dough, (about 10 sheets) thawed

1/2 pound wheel Brie cheese

1 tablespoon maple syrup (if you can find a nice amber grade then great, if not, that’s fine with us)

1 tablespoon brown sugar

1 tablespoon slivered almonds

1/2 cup butter, melted


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Place Brie in the centre of 10 pre-thawed sheets of phyllo pastry that have all been pre-brushed with butter (and stacked one atop the other). Place phyllo sheets into an oven-proof baking platter.

Pour maple syrup over top of cheese, then sprinkle with brown sugar and slivered almonds. Wrap phyllo up over top of cheese, bringing the tops of the phyllo sheets up together at the top and gently ‘twisting’.

Liberally brush the outside of the phyllo with butter.

Bake for 8 – 12 minutes or until golden (keep checking your Brie so that it doesn’t brown too much).

Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Serve with cranberry sauce (if you happen to have some leftover from the holidays), crackers, sliced apples or sliced baguette.

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