Baked Brie

1      small wheel of brie cheese

1      sheet of puff pastry

        pistachio nuts

1      egg yolk

1      teaspoon water

 

Set out frozen puff pastry about 20 to 30 minutes before ready to use.

Roll out pastry to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut off a 4-inch strip and set aside to use as decoration.

Cut brie in half horizontally, making 2 layers.

Spread nuts over one layer then cover with the second layer.

Sprinkle top w/ nuts.

 

Place brie in center of puff pastry, bring up edges, crimp edges together around brie, sealing completely.

Turn brie, crimped dough upside down, on to a baking sheet. Wrap in plastic wrap.

 

When ready to bake, remove plastic wrap.

Mix egg yolk with 1 teaspoon water and brush entire dough covered brie.

Preheat oven to 400F. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes.

Remove from oven and let sit 20 to 25 minutes before serving.

Serve with cut fresh fruit, toast, crackers, or other crudités.