Brandied Raisin Brie

8
Servings
1h
Prep Time
50m
Cook Time
1h 50m
Ready In


"This is absolutely delicious. I'm not a huge fan of brie cheese, but I made this for my parents (who love the stuff) and even I liked it."

Original recipe yields 8 servings
OK
  • FOR PASTRY
  • FOR FILLING
  • FOR EGG WASH GLAZE

Nutritional

  • Serving Size: 1 (183 g)
  • Calories 628.2
  • Total Fat - 39.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 24.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 128.8 mg
  • Sodium - 442.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 57.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2 g
  • Sugars - 16.9 g
  • Protein - 14.4 g
  • Calcium - 289 mg
  • Iron - 1.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.8 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

TO MAKE THE PASTRY


Step 1

Combine flour and salt in a bowl. Add 1 1/2 Tbsp melted butter and cut in till mixture is mealy and evenly distributed.

Step 2

Pour in water and mix until dough becomes a soft ball.

Step 3

Score top, wrap and chill for 20 minutes.

Step 4

Roll out 1 1/3 cups of butter between two sheets of parchment or plastic until it is about a 3 by 5-inch rectangle. Chill for a few minutes.

Step 5

On a lightly floured surface, roll out flour dough to a rectangle about 8 by 10-inch rectangle.

Step 6

Place flattened butter in the centre of the dough and fold up edges of dough so that no butter is exposed.

Step 7

Roll out gently to stretch the rectangle shape longer.

Step 8

Fold pastry into thirds, one layer overlapping the other.

Step 9

Wrap and chill for an hour.

Step 10

Roll pastry again into a rectangle, about ½-inch thick. Fold long edges over so they meet in the middle and then fold again, just like a book.

Step 11

Wrap and chill for an hour.

Step 12

Repeat process again folding in three, and once more time folding in book fold, chilling for a while after each roll.

TO MAKE THE FILLING


Step 13

Let raisins steep in 3 Tbsp brandy and orange zest for 20 minutes.

Step 14

Roll out puff pastry to a circle about 1/4-inch thick and sprinkle raisins in centre of pastry.

Step 15

Mix remaining 1 Tbsp brandy with honey and brush over surface of brie.

Step 16

Turn honey-side down over raisins and bring up edges of pastry to cover brie, trimming excess dough and using egg wash to seal.

Step 17

Turn pastry parcel onto a parchment lined baking sheet and brush with egg wash.

Step 18

Preheat oven to 425°F

Step 19

Bake for 50 to 60 minutes, until pastry is a rich golden brown.

Step 20

Let sit for 20 to 30 minutes.

Step 21

Serve warm!

Tips & Variations


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