This recipe is a knock-off from one of my favorite appetizer's that my aunt makes. Maybe you've seen it before - it's a block of brie topped with jam and wrapped in Cresent Roll dough. You cook it, slice it, serve it warm and it is ooohhh soooo good! Such a show stopping appetizer. I can never stay out of it when she serves it. I am so in love with sweet and savory combinations!
I wanted to make something similar, but I wanted to make it a little more "finger food" like. I also wanted to be able to have it on hand as a snack. This is what I came up with, and I have to say I really love these things. I think the best part about them is that you can use any jam you want - strawberry, blueberry, raspberry, fig, peach.....really, the possibilities are endless. That fact that you can tailor it to your tastes is always a plus in my book! They are good as an appetizer, a snack or even as a dessert. Everyone in our house loves these little bundles (especially me I think).
Brie & Jam Bites
Wedge/Circle of brie cheese, cut into 32 bite-size pieces
2 sheets puff pastry, thawed
1/2 cup of your jam of choice (I used my homemade black raspberry & strawberry jam)
Spray bottle with water
Preheat oven to 400 degrees and spray 2 cookies sheets with cooking spray. Cut each pastry sheet into 16 squares (for a total of 32 squares). I did this by cutting each sheet in half, then I cut each half in half. Repeat in opposite direction and you will end up with 16 squares.
Place one piece of brie in the center of each square, then top each with about a teaspoon of the jam. Wet your finger and run it along all four edges of a square, then bring the four corners together in the center and pinch together. You also want to pinch along the edges to seal.
Once all my little bundles were done, I sprayed them with fresh/clean water – just lightly, don’t soak them. If you don’t have a spray bottle, you could gently brush them with a little water. Sprinkle each with the turbinado sugar. Bake for 20 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool for 5 minutes before serving.