Brie en croute with Caramel and Walnuts
Family Tested & Approved
frozen puff pastry - thawed. a little flour for dusting
8-oz round of brie cheese - cut in two to make a top and bottom round
chopped walnuts or pecans
egg beaten with 1 tbls of water
Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
Unfold pastry onto lightly floured surface.
Using a lightly floured rolling pin, roll the dough out slightly to smooth folds.
Place bottom half of brie - cut side up - in center of pastry.
Gently pack sugar on top of brie and arrange nuts on top of sugar.
Top with remaining half- cut side down.
Trim pastry so there is only a 2" border around the brie. Reserve extra for decoration.
Brush edges of pastry with egg wash and fold pastry around brie. Place brie - seam side down, onto baking sheet.
Bake for 20 minutes at 400 degrees or til' pastry is golden. Allow brie to stand for 3mn. before serving with pear slices and/or assorted crackers.