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Baklava baked brie

A baked brie topped with walnuts, pistachios and honey, wrapped in phyllo pastry, baked and then soaked with flavoured syrup.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Appetizer, meze
Cuisine: Greek
Keyword: Apple baklava, Baked brie, Baklava baked brie, Brie baklava, Mia Kouppa baklava, Mia Kouppa meze, Mia Kouppa recipes
Servings: 4 people
Author: Mia Kouppa

Equipment

  • Cookie sheet
  • Pastry brush

Ingredients

  • 1 round whole brie 170 grams
  • 30 grams butter melted
  • 6 sheets phyllo
  • 2 tbsp chopped walnuts
  • 2 tbsp chopped pistachios
  • 1 tbsp honey

For the syrup

  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 cinnamon stick

Instructions

Prepare your syrup

  • Combine all of the ingredients for the syrup in a small saucepan and bring to a boil.
  • Stir, and when you notice that the sugar has dissolved, remove the sauce pot from the heat and set aside to cool.

For the baklava baked brie

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Remove the brie from its packaging and set aside.
  • Take your 6 layers of phyllo and place your brie on it. Position your cheese on top of the phyllo. You must now cut the phyllo to size; the sheets should be just large enough to wrap the brie. See photos in the post for guidance.
  • Discard the excess phyllo. Brush butter on each layer of phyllo, including the top layer.
  • In the center of the top sheet of phyllo, sprinkle 1 tablespoon of the crushed walnuts, 1 tablespoon of the crushed pistachios and the honey.
  • Carefully, with a sharp knife, cut off the top layer of the white rind of the brie and discard.
  • Place the top of the brie (the part with the rind removed) on top of the crushed nuts and honey.
  • Begin to fold the phyllo so that you wrap the entire brie.
  • Carefully lift your brie package, flip it over, and place it on a parchment lined cookie sheet. The top will be the smooth part, which has the crushed nuts right underneath the phyllo.
  • Baked in the middle rack of your oven for 20-25 minutes.
  • When your phyllo is golden brown, remove the brie from the oven and transfer it to the serving plate. Your serving plate should not be flat, or you will make a mess with the syrup.
  • Pour your cooled syrup all over your warm baklava brie. Top the brie with the remaining 1 tablespoon of crushed walnuts and the 1 tablespoon of crushed pistachios.
  • Serve immediately with baguette slices and crackers.

Notes

You will notice that the bottom layer of this baklava baked brie is very thick with phyllo, because of all of the folding over of various sheets.  This offers good stability to the brie as you start to eat it, but may be too thick for you to eat.  This is fine; the bottom provides a good surface to scrape the brie off of.