Written on October 24, 2013 at 8:30 am , by BHG Guest BloggerMindy 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!