Pear and Walnut Baked Brie with Phyllo

Pear and Walnut Baked Brie with Phyllo

I am a cheese lover and baked brie is one of my all time favorite treats. I especially love it paired with fruit or berries. Brie and pears are an amazing combination and throw in some chewy nuts and crispy phyllo pastry and you get a delightful combination of flavours and textures that make this dish a winner.

Pear and Walnut Bake Brie With Phyllo

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Author Shayna Jaymie

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup walnut pieces
  • 1/2 pear cut into 1 inch pieces you can slice the other half to serve with the baked brie
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 8 sheets phyllo pastry - thawed
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 package Brie (mine was 200 grams)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350

  2. Put the walnut pieces in a small pan and place on the stove over medium heat. Cook, stirring often, until the walnuts are nicely toasted. Remove from heat.

  3. Put the pear, water and brown sugar in a small sauce pan over medium heat. Heat until the water has cooked off (about 5 minutes)

  4. Remove pears from heat and stir in the walnuts.

  5. Unroll a sheet pf phyllo and brush with melted butter. Place another sheet over the first and brush with butter. Repeat until all the pastry is stacked and brushed with butter.

  6. Cut the Phyllo into a circle at least twice as wide as the diameter of the cheese. My cheese was about 5 inches in diameter and I used a round cake plan that was about 11 inches as a guide to cut my phyllo. A pizza cutter works well for this if you have one. 

  7. Unwrap the brie and place in the center of the pastry

  8. Spoon the pear and walnut mixture on top of the cheese.

  9. Gently fold the pastry up over the cheese, creating folds as you go. I found I had a small gap in the very center at the top where the ends didn't quite meet so I just cut a small square from the phyllo I had cut off and tucked it in under the folds in the center.

  10. Place the wrapped cheese on a baking pan.

  11. Brush with melted butter.

  12. Bake for about 20-25 minutes or until a nice golden brown.

  13. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes before serving.

  14. Serve with fresh fruit slices and crackers or a sliced baguette.

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