Basil brie in pastry

Yield: 12 Servings

Measure Ingredient
2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese; grated
2 tablespoons Basil, fresh or
2 teaspoons Dried basil
1 Round brie (14 ounces)
½ pack Frozen puff pastry; thawed

Heat oven to 400 degrees. Grease cookie sheet. Mix Parmesan cheese and basil. Cut cheese round horizontally into two layers. Sprinkle basil mixture evenly over cut surface. Reassemble cheese round.

Roll puff pastry into rectangle, 15 x 9 inches, on lightly floured surface.

Cut out 2 circles, 8½ and 6 inches. Place 8 ½ inch circle on cookie sheet. Place cheese in center. Bring pastry up and over cheese. Press to make smooth and even. Brush top edge of pastry lightly with water. Place 6-inch circle on top and press gently around edge to seal. Cut decorations from remaining pastry if desired. Moisten pastry with water and attach.

Bake about 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on wire rack 30 minutes before serving. Serve with assorted crackers or fruit.

Recipe By : Betty Crocker

Posted to FOODWINE Digest 27 November 96 Date: Wed, 27 Nov 1996 12:20:10 +0000 From: Chris Marksberry <chrism1@...> NOTES : Looks like a lot of work, but it's easy because of the frozen puff pastry.

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