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Baked brie has always been one of my all time favorite appetizers

Pumpkin Shaped Brie En Croûte & Spicy Bacon Jam

By Nadia Aidi
Prep 15 minutes
Cook 35 minutes
Servings: 4 people
If you are looking for the easiest and most impressive appetizer, you have to give this a try. It is beautiful and the flavors are unreal.


  • Butcher's twine
  • Rolling Pin


  • 1 brie wheel
  • 1 puff pastry sheet
  • 1 small shallot, finely chopped
  • 2 bacon strips, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup fig preserves
  • 1 tbsp salsa macha or chili crisp
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 egg, beaten


  • Sautee your bacon on low for 6-7 min to render the fat. Raise heat to medium and add in shallots. Sautee until the bacon gets crispy and shallots get jammy.
  • Add in honey and salsa macha. Mix together and cook for 1 min.
  • Add in preserves and pinch of salt. Turn heat off.
  • Roll out puff pastry and using a round dinner plate cut out a circle.
  • Score your brie.
  • Add the jam to the center of the puff pastry and place the brie scored side down.
  • Wrap it and seal the edges VERY WELL with eggwash.
  • Tie your brie with 4 pieces of kitchen twine all around to shape pumpkin, as shown in the video. Tie twine at the top so you can remove easier.
  • Brush with eggwash, trying to avoid the twine.
  • Bake at 400F for 30-35 min until golden.
  • Add a sage leaf.
  • Serve with bread, apples and pears.

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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