Put on a show with this fancy Honey Nut Brie en Croute ! Using refrigerated croissant dough, your guests never have to know how easy it really is!
Hey, friends! As you read this, Mr. Crumby and I have set off on our belated honeymoon to Europe, and to keep you company while we’re away, I’ve asked five of my closest blogging friends to guest post, and to share with you their favorite European-themed recipes. Today, we are leaving the spectacle that is Carnevale in Venice for the simple tranquility of Florence! I’ve probably eaten about 1/16th of my weight in different cheeses on this trip (especially in France!), and my friend Erin from The PickleBee has a wonderful and super easy Honey Nut Brie en Croute recipe that is likely never going to detach itself from my thighs. It’s your show, Erin!
Hey y’all! I’m Erin from thePickleBee and I’m so excited to be filling in for Erica today while she’s off on her AMAZING honeymoon adventure.
When she told me that she was going to be in Paris, my thoughts went immediately to CHEESE!
As they say in Paris, “J’adore le fromage!” – well, at least I think that’s how they would say it in Paris… it’s been a loooong time since I was in French class.
One of my favorite French cheeses is brie – it’s ooey, gooey goodness and is also a mild cheese, making it very versatile and appealing to even the most cheese-phobic amongst you.
A classic preparation of brie is to bake it in puff pastry, at which point it’s called Brie en Croute – or brie in a crust.
This recipe builds on that classic, and uses one of my very favorite cooking cheats – croissant dough.
My Honey Nut Brie en Croute is the perfect appetizer when you’re looking for something that most people will love, but is a little fancier than standard cheese and crackers.
Even better, it is simple to make!
I like to cut the top rind off of the brie for this brie en croute recipe, as I like that honey and sugar to seep down into the cheese a bit, but that step is optional.
I like to serve this with sliced apples and crackers. Sliced baguettes and pears also work wonderfully.
Honey Nut Brie en Croute
- 1 can refrigerated croissant dough
- 16 ounces brie cheese wheel
- ¼ cup almonds slivered
- ¼ cup pecans chopped
- 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 ½ tablespoons honey
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Unroll the croissant dough; press triangles together along perforations to create one large square. Place the brie in the middle of the square.
- In a small bowl, combine nuts, honey, sugar and cinnamon. Spoon mixture in a mound on top of the brie.
- Carefully wrap brie in croissant dough, sealing the top.
- Bake 15-16 minutes, until pastry is golden brown. Serve warm and with fruit and crackers.
What is your favorite way to include cheese in your life?
Hi Erica, nice to meet you – thanks to Olivia via Twitter. Your recipes look so delicious I will try to check in regularly. This croute is oozing in the picture, so delicious. It makes me want to have a bite or two!