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Brie Puffs (our family’s favorite)

Recently, hubby and I went to a very fancy restaurant and went all out. After all, it was our first alone date for hours and hours for a long time (a friend watched the kids all evening and even invited them to stay overnight…wow). We could finally take our time eating and enjoying the experience (no offense, kids).
So we ordered an appetizer that sounded delicious, and it certainly was!

The following week, I got some brie and tried to make it at home: SCORE! We found another keeper!
This can be either an appetizer or a dessert. Totally delicious either way.

– brie cheese, cubed (1/2 inch or so), 24 total
– raw organic honey (or any honey you have)
– 2 boxes puff pastry (about $3.50 each, found in freezer aisle), thawed
  Note: I will eventually make this from scratch, but it is good store-bought for now.
– sliced almonds (to taste) I used about 1/2 tsp per puff

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Thaw the puff pastry sheets and cut into 12 squares each (for a total of 24 squares).
Have all 3 ingredients in front of you, ready for stuffing. Brie, honey, almonds.
Grab a puff pastry square and hold it in your non-dominant hand.
Put a piece of brie in the middle of a puff pastry square.
Drizzle some honey on top (we like a lot of it).
Add as many sliced almonds as you’d like.
Close the puff pastry up into a ball, making sure all the ingredients are “trapped” inside.
Place on cookies sheet or mini muffin tin.
Do the same with the rest until all 24 balls are made.
Put in the oven for about 12 minutes or until golden brown.
Cool for 5-8 minutes.
Optional: You can drizzle more honey on top if you’d like.
Optional: This goes really well served with grapes.

They taste great at room temperature, but they taste best when warm.


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