Playoff Baked Brie with Raspberry Preserves and Pecans

Here we go Steelers, here we go! In case you’ve taken a vacation from your TV and computer screens until now I’m happy to tell you that yes, it’s playoff season and YES the Steelers are in it! Of course, this game day appetizer and snack is partial to my team (you know I wouldn’t betray them when it comes to decorating my food by now, don’t you?) But it’s actually a funny story why I chose to make this for a football game… unless you think it’s the norm for brie and football to go together. 😉

Now for the story. Once upon a time a few years ago, my Dad was snacking on brie cheese while watching the Steelers play… and they won. Once upon another time, the same thing happened. Call it fate, destiny or gourmet taste in game day snacks, but since then no Steelers game has been watched without a wheel of brie cheese. Just another sports superstition to add to the books, but in the Wildcard game’s case, it was pretty successful.

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Now of course, I’d love to say that this tradition should be for Steelers fans only… but who am I to tell you people what you can and can’t make in your kitchens? Plus, this recipe came out SO delicious that it would be a disservice to not share it with everyone (just don’t make this for the game on the 15th if you’re a Chief’s fan… I mean pretty please?)

Kidding (kind of)… Anyway, just make this recipe. It’s sweet and salty and cheesy and buttery and a whole lot of warm gooey YUM. Plus it’s easy to decorate for any occasion!

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Playoff Baked Brie with Raspberry Preserves and Pecans

Prep Time: 10 Minutes        Cook Time: 25 Minutes        Total Time: 50 Minutes

Let’s Get Started:

1 Pillsbury crescent rolls (puff pastry)

1 wheel of brie cheese, about 7 inches

1/2 cup raspberry preserves

1/4 cup pecans, or other nuts

1/4 tsp. cinnamon

Let’s Get Cooking:

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Unroll and place puff pastry on a baking sheet. Cut it to a 10 x 8 measurement, the rest can be used to decorate! Place a 5-6 inch circle of raspberry preserves in the center. Place nuts on top of the raspberry preserves and the wheel of brie on top of that. Wrap with pastry puff and be sure that it is sealed well. Flip, onto parchment paper so that the preserves and nut side is on top. Spread 1/2 tsp. water on it, decorate and sprinkle with cinnamon. Bake for about 25 minutes. Let sit for 15 minutes before serving.

Let’s Get Creative: 

Serve with sea salt and olive oil pita chips, water crackers or pretzel chips.

Stay Classy! xx



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