Baked Brie & Marmalade

Simple food executed well. Nice ripe creamy cheese with a not too sweet cider marmalade wrapped in crispy buttery pastry.

This was a perfect get home late from work autumn dish to share with my bride. I love sharing plates, even more with my wife. It's a conversation starter, it's fun and a little bit sensual.

Lets see what I did, but first set your oven to 400 degrees

Baked Brie & Cider Marmalade

  • a nice wedge or small wheel of brie or other creamy cheese, there must be a great local cheese maker near you, find them
  • 3 sheets of filo dough, handle according to directions on the package
  • a little melted butter to brush the filo
  • 3 Tablespoons of cider marmalade, recipe follows, you can use a nice peach or pear marmalade if you have them

If you are organized enough take the cheese out of fridge up a to a few hours ahead of time

If you have a brie with the chalky rind and find that unpleasant use a butter knive and scrap the chalky rind off

Put marmalade on cheese and wrap in pastry like a Christmas present. Keep it tight and cut away any excess. If you are using a round wheel put the marmalade down on the pastry first then top with cheese. This way you can flip it over after wrapping with pastry and have the seal on the bottom

Bake at 400 for 10 minutes, let rest 5 minutes before eating (very important)

Cider Marmalade

  • 1 cup cider
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 lime zest and juice
  • 1 apple grated

Put everything in a stainless steel pan and bring to a boil then simmer until thick. About 15 minutes. If it gets to thick add a little water, to thin reduce a bit more.

Go crazy, add a little spice if you want. Chipotle, star anise, ginger all work well.

This recipe blows up well.

Cook like you mean it, G