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Baked Brie Stuffed With Dried Fruit

Updated on October 21, 2015

Baked Brie for PartyTime!

Photo by OhMe aka Nancy Hellams
Photo by OhMe aka Nancy Hellams

A Great Appetizer to Share With Friends

We were invited to a small Kentucky Derby Party with friends so I decided to take along an appetizer. I had recently served Baked Brie with Dried Fruit at a Baby Shower and had all the ingredients because I had planned on preparing two for that event and ended up only doing one. This is actually an old recipe that I have enjoyed reviving. It was very popular back in the 70's and seems to be enjoyed as much today as it was then. It really tasted good with the Mint Juleps. I remember it being a very popular appetizer at Christmas Parties so I guess anytime of the year is great to serve Baked Brie with Dried Fruit.


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Ready to Bake Some Brie?

Grocery List

7 oz Bag of Dried Fruit Bits

8 oz Brie Mini Wheel

1 Egg

8 oz pkg. Original Crescent Rolls

Crackers of any kind - I like to provide an assortment.

Ingredients for Baked Brie Stuffed With Dried Fruit - An Oldie but Goodie Recipe

Baked Brie stuffed with dried fruit
Baked Brie stuffed with dried fruit

Sun-Maid makes many different dried fruits and any of them can be used. This time I used the Fruit Bits which contains bits of raisins, cranberries, apples, apricots, and peaches. Did you know that National Raisin Week is in May?Look on the package of all Sun-Maid products and you will always see the Sun Maid Girl - I know her! Well, actually I have never really met her in person but she is a fellow Squidoo Lensmaster and I love her story. You can read it here: http://www.squidoo.com/raisingal. She is d-artist on Squidoo.I know that the Refrigerated Crescent Rolls are not available all over the world but you could substitute with Filo (Phyllo) Dough if you wanted to.Brie is a soft ripened cheese made from cow's milk and is rich tasting so a little bit goes a long way. It is covered with an edible rind of white mold. I had a hard time finding it in our local grocery store but it was in the Deli section.Photo Credit: Photo by OhMe

Brie can be ordered from Amazon

French Brie Val de Saone - 2 pound (2.2 pound)
French Brie Val de Saone - 2 pound (2.2 pound)

This soft cheese makes a wonderful appetizer and can be stuffed with a wide variety of things from jams to nuts.

 

Brie Cheese available on Amazon - Just click the cheese to go directly to Amazon to purchase, read reviews or browse around

The rind on the Brie is edible but I always cut it off. I know it isn't necessary but just something I do. I have never done this recipe with the rind on so not sure what would happen.

It is ready!

Baked Brie stuffed with Dried Fruit
Baked Brie stuffed with Dried Fruit

Plan Ahead

It is important to be organized and to time everything just right so it can be enjoyed while it is hot! Serve with Crackers of any kind. I usually have an assortment.

  • Prep time: 10 min
  • Cook time: 30 min
  • Ready in: 40 min
  • Yields: 12

Ingredients

  • 8 oz Brie Wheel
  • 7 oz bag of Sun-Maid Fruit Bits or a smaller bag
  • Original Crescent Rolls 8 oz
  • 1 Egg

Instructions

  1. Soften Cheese by taking out of refrigerator early and slice in half. Fill with dried fruit pushing the fruit into the cheese. Spread out dough and mesh the seams and then roll to smooth. Cover cheese with dough. Make sure all the cheese is completely covered with the dough to trap it inside. Whip one egg and give the cheese with dough an egg bath.Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 30 minutes. You want it to be golden brown and make sure the dough is cooked and the cheese melted. Serve with Crackers.

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Great Hors-d'oeuvre for Derby Party

Ready? Here is the Bugle Call to the Post - found on YouTube by Colin Williams

Mint Juleps and Baked Brie was a Good Combination - for this Kentucky Derby Party

Baked Brie Stuffed with Dried Fruit
Baked Brie Stuffed with Dried Fruit

Its Party Time!

Our Friends Tom and Jean invited us to their lovely home for a fun evening and to watch the Kentucky Derby with friends. Scott and Lou came dressed for the occasion with hats and brought the Mint Juleps. Did you know that National Mint Julep Day is May 30? Liz and I forgot to wear our hats but we still got into the festive mood. Doc Hellams picked the winner! I reminded him that what was his, was ours and what was mine, was mine but I still didn't get any of the winnings.

Serve your Baked Brie in style - It is all in the Presentation

The round wooden tray that I used is one that was given to us as a wedding gift 35 years ago. We have certainly enjoyed it. I found one that is equally as unique on Amazon and posting for sale here. This Old River Road Wine Cast Lazy Susan would be perfect for baked brie and would also make a wonderful gift.

Old River Road Wine Cask Lazy Susan
Old River Road Wine Cask Lazy Susan

This is handmade and safe for food. It measures approximately 22 inches in diameter.

 

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Good Friends, Great Food, Great Fun! - Thank you Jean, Tom, Scott, Lou, and Liz

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Doc really liked Lou's hatJean getting instructions on photographyLiz, how is your mint julep?Doc, listen to Jean!Love your hat, Tom!Great outfit, Scott!Happy Birthday, Jean!
Doc really liked Lou's hat
Doc really liked Lou's hat
Jean getting instructions on photography
Jean getting instructions on photography
Liz, how is your mint julep?
Liz, how is your mint julep?
Doc, listen to Jean!
Doc, listen to Jean!
Love your hat, Tom!
Love your hat, Tom!
Great outfit, Scott!
Great outfit, Scott!
Happy Birthday, Jean!
Happy Birthday, Jean!

It's Almost Gone! - I think the Baked Brie was a hit!

Baked Brie stuffed with Dried Fruit
Baked Brie stuffed with Dried Fruit

A Great Time Was Had By All

After enjoying drinks and appetizers, Tom and Jean treated everyone to Baby Back Ribs by Tom, Potato Salad and Baked Beans. It was a fun evening!

The Baked Brie must have been a hit because I didn't have any left to bring home. One thing for sure is that it is never as good the second time around.

The Kentucky Mint Julep
The Kentucky Mint Julep

You sure can't enjoy the Kentucky Derby without a Mint Julep - Well, maybe you can but it sure is more fun with one.

 

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    • jptanabe profile image

      Jennifer P Tanabe 2 years ago from Red Hook, NY

      I do love brie cheese - must try this!

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      DreyaB 3 years ago from France

      This recipe sounds amazing and living in France I can get hold of Brie quite easily! ;0) We will have to try it at some point - thanks for the inspiration...

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      Delia 3 years ago

      What a great recipe! I love Brie and will try this for an occasion ...thanks for sharing the recipe, also TY for my SunMaid link...you're sweet!

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      Susanna Duffy 3 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      I came here looking for that baked brie recipe again. Deeeelicious! Thanks

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      Susanna Duffy 4 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      I've never been able to attend the Kentucky Derby but I'm certainly going to try some baked brie

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      KimGiancaterino 4 years ago

      I adore brie, especially baked. The recipe I use calls for a brown sugar topping. I'll have to try your recipe next time. We also have one of those wine barrel lazy Susans and just love it. It holds so much stuff!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 4 years ago from United States

      Sounds like the perfect appetizer!

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      Ellen Gregory 4 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      I like all the ingredients in this, so putting them all together should be really special.

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      Elyn MacInnis 4 years ago from Shanghai, China

      Sounds delicious. I have never made it, but maybe I can make it this summer when I am home. Sounds so good.

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      Angela F 4 years ago from Seattle, WA

      Sounds like a winning appetizer!

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      Erin Mellor 4 years ago from Europe

      I love baked brie, but usually just put the whole box in the oven, or wrap it in foil for the barbecue, I'd never thought of fruit, I bet dried figs would be awesome in brie. Thanks.

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      GrowWear 4 years ago

      Love brie...had to stop by and see it baked. Always meant to try it baked and just know the dried fruit will add some delight... Sure am in the mood right now! Love the golden color...

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      Mary Norton 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Looks delicious. Will have to try this.

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      IMKZRNU2 4 years ago from Pacific Northwest

      This looks scrumptious! Thanks for sharing it with all of us.

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      DebMartin 4 years ago

      How easy is this?! I never thought of dried fruit and crescent rolls. Well done! d

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      mrdata 4 years ago

      Thanks for all your valuable information! Your Brie looks delicious! :)

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      dreamview 4 years ago

      GReat. thanks for writing this. :)

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      sybil watson 4 years ago

      You've just convinced me that I need baked brie for Mother's Day! I never thought of using crescent dough - that would make it so much easier. I will definitely be making this.

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      BestWeddings 4 years ago

      I love the sound of the baked brie. I'm sure I've eaten some when I've been to a restaurant.

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      getmoreinfo 4 years ago

      This is a good idea and looks like you have lots of fun too

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Great lens. Really love brie and your recipe with stuffed fruit looks scrumptious!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 4 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      @anonymous: I can't believe I have a recipe that Miss Home Ec doesn't have. I will have to write this down, for sure! lol

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 4 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      @anonymous: Oh wow, I know Missy really goes all out and know it must have been lots of fun. Send me some pictures!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      We had our annual Kentucky Derby Party....this was our 4th. Missy did all the food and it was delicious but I wish I had had your recipe...it looks divine. Thanks so much for sharing. Loved the recipe and all your photos.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Fun, fun! I don't think I have had this version of Brie, so looking forward to trying your recipe, Nancy!

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      aishu19 4 years ago

      LOve this recipe of baked brie with dried fruit. Sounds tasty!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Nancy, your recipe for baked brie looks outstanding. Adding the egg wash really makes the pastry pretty (and tasty!). Of course, anything is terrific with Juleps!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 4 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      @anonymous: You and Jean are great hosts and cooks! Thanks for a wonderful evening.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 4 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      @anonymous: Thank you so much for having us. It was great fun!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      We had so much fun, and the baked brie was delicious, Nancy! Didn't realize I liked mint juleps as much as I, apparently, do!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 4 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      @anonymous: Wasn't it fun! Doc loved your hat!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Another great Derby Party! Your brie and the Mint Juleps were great!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 4 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      @anonymous: Thank you, Scott, for my first ever Mint Julep! We had a great time.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      The brie was delicious ... thanks Nancy for bringing it !

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      Michey LM 4 years ago

      @OhMe: Yes! I do... how you know?... Gee! You read my mind...

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 4 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      @Michey LM: I bet you make your own pastry for your baked brie.

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      Michey LM 4 years ago

      I like baked brie, I am doing from time to time, but never with dried fruits, so I learn something new, and I'll try it! Thanks for sharing.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 4 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      @Joan4: Have you ever eaten this, Joan? I will have to make it the next time you come to visit.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 4 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      @gottaloveit2: I hope you enjoy it as much as we did

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      gottaloveit2 4 years ago

      This looks very delicious. I'm having a dinner party in a few weeks and will make it.

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      Joan4 4 years ago

      Your recipe for baked brie with dried fruit looks so good - and it is pretty for the table, too! Looks like yall had a grand time!