So, here’s my thing. I like having people over, but I don’t want to be running around finishing up appetizers as people are arriving or fussing over a complicated meal (which unfortunately has happened before). I want to enjoy my guests. So I try to stick for uncomplicated, quick, easy, but also delicious recipes for having people over.
I discovered this recipe after having it at a friend’s house. If I’d just seen it online, I probably would have passed it over because it sounds like a weird combination, but it’s actually delicious (probably could have eaten the whole thing myself, but I refrained because I have manners). After a little digging, I found a recipe here.
Brie Cheese Appetizer
1 wheel brie cheese (about 18 oz)
3 tablespoons apricot preserves (you can also try other flavors like raspberry)
1 container of Pillsbury crescent rolls (I think the recipe I found calls for puff pastry, but crescent rolls work for me)
Preheat oven to 350 and lightly grease a cookie sheet
Do not separate, but spread the crescent rolls out on the cookie sheet flat.
Slice the cheese in half so that you have 2 separate layers of cheese. Spread preserves on one half of the cheese then put the other layer on top (like a sandwich). Place the layers of cheese and preserves in the middle of the crescent roll dough and wrap the dough so that it completely covers the cheese. Flip so that the “seam” of the dough is on the bottom.
Bake for 30 minutes or until the dough is golden brown.
Serve with crackers.