BHG Guest Blogger

Guest Blogger: Creative Juice

Mindy Cone is the founder of Creative Juice, a site dedicated to entertaining your guests and kids with style and creativity. She shares recipes, tutorials, tips and tricks to make entertaining in your home easy, fun, delicious, and memorable! She is the author of Gourmet French Macarons and Party Food For Girls – both of which showcase her passion for making food that is both delicious AND adorable!

I am so excited to be here on Delish Dish sharing this fun Halloween recipe with you today! Pastry wrapped brie is a staple for entertaining in my home. It is easy to prepare – but delicious and fancy enough to impress your guests. My inspiration for this spooky appetizer came from the Better Homes and Gardens Pecan & Cherry Topped Brie. It is the perfect combination of crunchy, sweet, salty, and nutty in every bite! I decided to revamp this recipe a bit for Halloween and create a Mummy wrapped brie!

The ingredients for this version are very similar to the Pecan and Cherry Topped Brie but you will need two puff pastry sheets instead of one, and will not need the salt, thyme, or black pepper.

To start, combine the cherries, pecans, and honey in a small bowl and toss to coat.

Spread your puff pastry sheet on parchment paper and place the cherry pecan mixture in the middle. Then, place the wheel of brie on top of this mixture.

Pull the edges of the puff pastry up and over to the center of the brie, trim the excess, and press to seal.

Turn your wrapped brie over so that the cherry pecan layer will be on the top. Combine the water and egg in small bowl and brush the top with this eggwash. This will give your mummy brie a nice golden color when it bakes.

Using a pizza wheel or sharp knife, cut the second puff pastry into strips about ¾ inch wide. Lay strips of the puff pastry across the brie in a crisscross pattern, brushing with egg wash after each strip is applied. Leave a small space between the strips and press two cherries into the pastry to represent the mummy ‘eyes’.

Preheat your oven for 375 degrees and bake for 20-25 minutes or until the top of the mummy is golden brown. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 30 minutes before serving.

 

I love to serve this with Table Water crackers, crisp granny smith apple slices, and fresh grapes. It is the perfect appetizer for any event – and now it is the perfect appetizer for your Halloween party!

36 Responses to “ Guest Blogger: Creative Juice ”

  1. [...] the full tutorial for the Mummy baked brie on BHG Delish Dish Blog [...]

  2. Darling idea and so creative and tasty too!

  3. Looks so yummy!! Way to go Mindy!!

  4. Mmmmm, mouth watering and so cute!

  5. Love baked brie – this looks delicious and festive!

  6. What a fantastic idea! I love serving Brie at parties and adore that I can make it match a Halloween theme. Definitely going to remember this for my next fall dinner party.

  7. YUM! These look incredible and would be so cute with a themed party. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Yummy looking mummy…..great job Mindy!!

  9. What a cute idea! I’m so making this.

  10. so cute! love how easy these are to make with kids!

  11. You just combined two of my absolute favorite things– brie and Halloween! I can’t wait to try this recipe!

  12. I love it! Great job Mindy!

  13. Love it! Baked Brie on apple slices is one of my favorite things in the world… right next to holiday-themed foods! So this is a double score for me!

  14. What a great idea Mindy! Love it! I just don’t think I’d be able to wait 30 minutes before cutting into it though ;)

  15. I haven’t seen anything like that before, but I’m dying over how cute it is. What a great idea for a party, and the photos are stunning! Yum!

  16. How adorable! I’ll have to try this at home!

  17. What an adorable idea and so simple for all the upcoming holiday parties. I’m excited to try this recipe – I think it’ll be a hit for Thanksgiving

  18. Cherries, pecans, honey, brie and puffed pastry…oh, MY! No tricks here! A whole lot of deliciousness wrapped up in one delectable treat! Love it, Mindy!

  19. Cherries, pecans, honey, brie and puffed pastry…oh, MY! No TRICKS here! A whole of deliciousness WRAPPED up in one tasty TREAT! Love it, Mindy!

  20. Oooh this look and sounds amazing! Can’t wait to try it!

  21. cute, creative idea … sure to be a yummy hit at any Halloween gathering!!

  22. Mindy this looks delicious and so easy to make thanks for sharing with us!!! Can not wait to try it out myself :)

  23. Nom, nom, nom – CHEESE!!! This looks sooo delicious and fun!!!

  24. So adorable! Sure to be a hit with my kids.

  25. Love these! Too cute and yum!

  26. Adorable idea!

  27. This is an adorable and yummy idea! thank you!

  28. I love brie and this is totally adorable. Yummm.

  29. Such a cute idea for a yummy treat!

  30. This is so cute!! My kids are going to love it. Great job, Mindy!

  31. What a wonderfully delicious treat! Not to mention how adorable they look. Thanks for sharing!

  32. Mindy I love how perfect these are for Halloween! Most Halloween treats are a sugary snack, so thank you for making something healthier and adorable for kids! xo

  33. Clever idea! Must try this week!

  34. Cute, delicious, and simple to make — I think I’ll give this one a try! Thanks for the fun idea!

  35. [...] definitely making this for our Halloween party. It’s super easy to make using pie crust or puff pastry. Both the grown-ups and the kids are going to love [...]

  36. My developer is trying to persuade me to move to .net from PHP.
    I have always disliked the idea because of the expenses. But he’s
    tryiong none the less. I’ve been using WordPress on a
    number of websites for about a year and am worried about switching
    to another platform. I have heard very good things about blogengine.net.
    Is there a way I can transfer all my wordpress posts into
    it? Any kind of help would be really appreciated!