Pumpkin-Shaped Baked Brie with Jam

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For my book launch party, I was going to make Baked Brie bites. But I decided to change my recipe and make Pumpkin-Shaped Baked Brie with Jam.

I love making things that look adorable and taste great. This baked brie with jam appetizer is exactly that!

Pumpkin-Shaped Baked Brie with Jam

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How to Make Pumpkin-Shaped Baked Brie with Jam

Pumpkin-Shaped Baked Brie with Jam

As I mentioned, for the Book Launch Party I was going to make small Baked Brie Cranberry bites. But I decided it would be more fun to make a Pumpkin Shaped Baked brie instead.

I mean, is this not the cutest appetizer you have ever seen?

I actually made five of them, just to make sure we would have enough!

Five Easy Steps to Make Pumpkin-Shaped Baked Brie with Jam

Pumpkin-Shaped Baked Brie with Jam

All you need is a small round of brie, one sheet of puffed pastry, jam, sage leaves, and twine.

Originally I was going to make this baked brie with fig jam, but I decided cranberry was more festive and fit better in my color scheme. I am sure no one noticed, but the end result was delicious.

I actually made my own cranberry jam (aka sauce) but you can use any type of jam that you want!

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Step One

Pumpkin-Shaped Baked Brie with Jam

Lay one of the brie rounds on top of one thawed sheet of puffed pastry. I always use a knife and scrape off some of the white part on the outside of the brie. This is optional.

Cut a wide circle around the puffed pastry – reaching all the way to the outside edges of the pastry. Set the brie aside.

Step Two

Pumpkin-Shaped Baked Brie with Jam

Using the scraps left over from cutting the pastry, knead and flatten them to make an extra layer of pastry. I added this step to provide an extra layer of pastry to prevent the jam from seeping through.

Cut one small piece and roll it flat to make a stem. Use the rest to place in the center of the pastry dough. Top with the jam.

Step Three

Pumpkin-Shaped Baked Brie with Jam

Place the brie round on top of the jam (or cranberry sauce).

Step Four

Pumpkin-Shaped Baked Brie with Jam

Wrap the puffed pastry across the top and lightly add four strings of twine to make the pumpkin shape.

Step Five

Pumpkin-Shaped Baked Brie with Jam

Flip over and place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Add the small piece of pastry dough for the stem and bake.

Remove and cut off the twine. Make a small hole in the top of the pumpkin and gently add the stem. Top with sage leaves and serve while warm.

Yield: one pumpkin shaped brie

Pumpkin-Shaped Baked Brie with Jam

Pumpkin-Shaped Baked Brie with Jam

This pumpkin-shaped baked brie not only looks adorable but it tastes delicious. Add your favorite jam for the perfect sweet and savory combination.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • one sheet of puffed pastry
  • one small brie round
  • 1/3 cup of jam (fig, berry, or you can use cranberry sauce)
  • cooking twine
  • four sage leaves

Instructions

    1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
    2. Lay one of the brie rounds on top of one thawed sheet of puffed pastry. I always use a knife and scrape off some of the white parts on the outside of the brie. This is optional.
    3. Cut a wide circle around the puffed pastry - reaching all the way to the outside edges of the pastry. Set the brie aside.
    4. Using the scraps left over from cutting the pastry, knead and flatten them to make an extra layer of pastry. I added this step to provide an extra layer of pastry to prevent the jam from seeping through. 
    5. Cut one small piece and roll it flat to make a stem. Use the rest to place in the center of the pastry dough. Top with the jam.
    6. Place the brie round on top of the jam (or cranberry sauce).
    7. Wrap the puffed pastry across the top and lightly add four strings of twine to make the pumpkin shape. 
    8. Flip over and place on a baking pan lined with parchment paper. Add the small piece of pastry dough for the stem on the baking pan and bake at 350 degrees for 15 - 20 minutes.
    9. Remove and cut off the twine. Make a small hole in the top of the pumpkin and gently add the stem. Top with sage leaves and serve while warm.

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Yield: 8 servings

Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Homemade Cranberry Sauce Recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • One 12-oz package (4 cups) of cranberries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup orange juice

Instructions

  1. Wash and pick over cranberries. In a saucepan bring to boil water, orange juice, and sugar, stirring to dissolve sugar. Add cranberries and return to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat and simmer for ten minutes until cranberries burst.
  3. Remove from heat. Cool completely at room temperature and then chill in the refrigerator. Cranberry sauce will thicken as it cools.

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4 Comments

  1. Perfect timing Leslie. With this being Thanksgiving weekend in Canada I gave this a try as my main appetizer. A huge hit with the family. One of the easiest recipes I’ve made. A definite keeper.

    1. This took closer to 25min to bake. When I removed the string I noticed there were raw spots where the string didn’t allow it to cook…I can also see that in your pic as well. Those undercooked lines do not effect overall taste. Also once the strings came off it did kinda of flatten out a bit but I think guests got the point as it just looked a flatter pumpkin lol. The string also baked into the puff pastry on the bottom so I had to flip it over to get those strings out. Overall It tasted really good and it was ok enough looking. I think this one if I was really trying to impress I would practice a few times first there.

      1. Hi Debbie! Thank you for sharing your experience with the bake- ovens can all react differently so I’m glad you found a timing that worked for you! Practice makes perfect for sure 🥰

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