Brown Sugar Baked Brie

Pillsbury and MyBlogSpark provided me with a couple packages of crescent rolls and asked me to try out one of the appetizer recipes on the Pillbsury site. When I saw that Baked Brie was one of my choices, I knew that was the one I had to try. I’ve been wanting to make baked brie ever since I had it for the first time last winter. I was asked to put my own personal spin on the recipe, so I followed the advice of some of the recipe commenters, and added in some brown sugar. The result was a warm, cheesy, sugary, and absolutely delicious appetizer. I previously had baked brie with puff pastry, but I think I like it with crescent rolls even better. It was warm, but still firm so you could cut a piece and pick it up and eat it. I served it with apple slices, and the two complemented each other perfectly.


Through Pillsbury and MyBlogSpark, I’m giving away a prize pack consisting of 2 coupons for Pillsbury refrigerated crescent dough and a 3 piece holiday platter set to serve your new creations to your guests. For a chance to win, leave a comment below with your favorite way to use crescent rolls. The winner will be announced on Thursday, 1/14. Contest is over, thanks for all your comments! I used a random number generator and the winner is Nazarina A from giddy gastronome! Congratulations Nazarina, please send me your address and I”ll get the package sent out to you :)

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Brown Sugar Baked Brie

Ingredients:

1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury crescent rolls
1 round (8 oz) Brie cheese
brown sugar
1 egg, beaten

Directions:

Heat oven to 350°F. Unroll dough; separate crosswise into 2 sections. Pat dough and firmly press perforations to seal, forming 2 squares. Place 1 square on ungreased cookie sheet. Place cheese on center of dough. Sprinkle brown sugar on top of cheese. Place remaining square on top of cheese round. Press dough evenly around cheese. Trim edges. Fold bottom edges over top edges and press to seal completely. Brush with beaten egg. Bake 20 to 24 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 15 minutes. Serve warm.

adapted from Pillsbury

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45 Responses to “Brown Sugar Baked Brie”

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    Jessica @ How Sweet — January 11, 2010 @ 2:42 am

    Ohmigosh that sounds incredible.

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    Fresh Local and Best — January 11, 2010 @ 2:45 am

    The sugar baked brie looks very good! My favorite way to use crescent dough is to wrap it around salmon and bake. But if I received the coupon, I would make this brie, it looks too good.

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    sophia — January 11, 2010 @ 4:14 am

    Holy coW!!! This looks AMAZING! I adore brie, and I can't imagine how it would taste like with that sweet + savory combo, wrapped in flaky crescent rolls!
    I have to admit, I have not baked with crescent rolls before…but I'd love to experiment around with it!

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    Simply Life — January 11, 2010 @ 1:12 pm

    wow that looks way too good!

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    lovinlosing — January 11, 2010 @ 3:16 pm

    I would probably use the crescent rolls to make a variety tray of stuffed rolls: sausage, brie and cranberry apple butter, nuts and chocolate. Mmmmm…

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    Maria — January 11, 2010 @ 4:35 pm

    Oh how I love brie. YUM!

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    Nazarina A — January 11, 2010 @ 5:28 pm

    I have not used this dough before but your picture and brown sugar version made my tastebuds tingle!

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    Alison — January 11, 2010 @ 7:06 pm

    I've never made brie, but that looks really good! If I won, I'd definitely have to try that!! I haven't used these rolls since I was in high school when I made pigs in a blanket! Those are pretty good, too!

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    Katie H. — January 11, 2010 @ 7:32 pm

    We used to make Pillsbury Surprise Rolls every year for Easter when I was little. They tasted wonderful, we loved to help make them and the surprise ingredient would magically disappear while they baked. To make: 1) Dip a marshmallow in butter then cinnamon sugar 2) Fold the crescent roll around the marshmallow and seal the edges 3) Bake as instructed on the can. Sooo good!

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    sideofsneakers — January 11, 2010 @ 8:10 pm

    That looks so fantastic!

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    Megan — January 11, 2010 @ 9:51 pm

    It is bad that I like them plain and simple? I WOULD totally roll them around a cocktail weenie though anyday! : )

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    Barbara — January 12, 2010 @ 12:21 am

    I make my baked brie with crescent rolls too! Although I use pecans, cranberry sauce and brown sugar.
    Also…let's not forget that old Pillsbury Bake Off Winner- Zucchini Quiche. It was a big winner. I still make it.

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    Pam — January 12, 2010 @ 3:16 am

    I literally moaned when I read the title and saw the picture – this looks amazing!

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    Hannah — January 12, 2010 @ 1:37 pm

    Hm, what a concept! I wonder if I could bake up some Sheese to such great results, too… I think an experiment is in order!

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    Anne Marie — January 12, 2010 @ 3:23 pm

    I love baked brie-it's so amazing!

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    Michele — January 12, 2010 @ 3:29 pm

    Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I absolutely love baked brie. I always use puff pastry for it which tends to be a bit expensive. What a great idea to use crescent rolls! I like adding some toasted nuts to my baked brie. If you like nuts you should try adding some pecans next time. It tastes so good together!

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    Live.Love.Eat — January 12, 2010 @ 4:11 pm

    The brie looks beautiful! And I love your husband's rating scale up there. Very cute!!!

    Thanks for the blogby!

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    DeeDee — January 12, 2010 @ 4:20 pm

    I like to roll them up with ham and swiss and spinach inside. NOM

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    Sharon — January 12, 2010 @ 4:58 pm

    I like making garlic and cheese pinwheels.

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    Elaine — January 12, 2010 @ 5:12 pm

    Baked brie is always a winner at parties. I like making little cones out of paper, then wrapping the dough around it and baking it. The paper comes off really easily afterwards, then I fill the bread cones w/ chicken or shrimp salad. It's pretty fantastic.

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    Karly — January 12, 2010 @ 5:16 pm

    That sounds delicious!

    My favorite way to use crescent rolls is to turn them into little pizza pockets. They are so delicious!

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    grace — January 12, 2010 @ 6:17 pm

    well, methinks the only thing better than brown sugary baked brie is brown sugary baked brie that you can make for free! it makes it taste even better, am i right? :)
    i like to fill the crescent rolls with cinnamon chips and bake them like normal. then, a cream cheese glaze is liberally applied. :)

  23. 23

    Julie — January 12, 2010 @ 7:05 pm

    Love love love Brie! So glad you found me, a fellow Michigan food blogger!!

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    Juliana — January 12, 2010 @ 7:17 pm

    Mega, like your creativity…brown sugar with Pillsbury dough…looks delicious :-)

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    MadreP — January 12, 2010 @ 9:15 pm

    Garlic knots!! Split crescent rolls in half, roll into a 6" rope, dip in melted butter and fresh minced garlic. Place on sheet pan and sprinkle with your preferred amount of sea salt. Yummy!

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    Michelle — January 12, 2010 @ 10:05 pm

    I love baked brie. This looks delicious!

    I love the new sheets of crescent dough. I love making the veggie pizza with the crescent crust. I of course also love just plain crescents hot out of the oven with honey butter.

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    squyker — January 12, 2010 @ 10:13 pm

    yum! the only time i've had baked brie was after my confirmation – why haven't i seen it since?? this i'll remedy asap! thanks!

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    audgbodge — January 13, 2010 @ 1:34 am

    i think i love eating it wrapped around mini sausages. simple and delicious.

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    Jenni — January 13, 2010 @ 1:46 am

    I have never tried brie, but have wanted to. I don't remember ever not liking a cheese I have tasted. As for canned crescent rolls, my favorite crave is using it for the crust of cold veggie pizza..the one with a cream cheese layer and raw veggies. Love your blogs!

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    Anonymous — January 13, 2010 @ 2:25 am

    I like to treat the crescent rolls as runic symbols to divine the future. I call these: Prescient Roles.

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    Bill — January 13, 2010 @ 2:44 am

    I would add a pinch of arrogance and a dash of cowardice to the dough and turn my crescent rolls into croissants.

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    Anonymous — January 13, 2010 @ 2:51 am

    First off this looks like an amazing dessert and I definitely want to try.

    Believe it or not my favorite use of crescent rolls is still good old pigs in a blanket. It's such a great comfort food and so simple to make. Just take a hotdog wrap up with whatever cheese and voila yumminess in a crescent roll.

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    spicyandsweet — January 13, 2010 @ 2:16 pm

    That looks delish!! Great blog…I just found it! :)

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    NikiTheo — January 13, 2010 @ 3:29 pm

    Brown sugar Brie… I've never tried it w/ brown sugar! I'll have to do that.
    I prefer to roll the crescents w/ cinnamon suagr and butter and then bake them. I heart anything cinnamon sugar! :)

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    nursegirl — January 13, 2010 @ 3:56 pm

    We are all fans of baked cheese. I've never tried it with crescent dough, but now I will!

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    Nicole — January 13, 2010 @ 5:29 pm

    this sounds delicious!!!
    i am adding it to my recipe box blog!

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    teresa — January 13, 2010 @ 8:10 pm

    this looks incredible, it would be hard not to eat the whole thing!

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    ToyiaRenee — January 14, 2010 @ 1:07 am

    I love to add fresh herbs to my rolls!

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    Anonymous — January 14, 2010 @ 3:53 am

    I love Nathan's mini-hotdogs baked in crescent rolls, Megan. Your baked brie recipe looks delicious, and when I lose ten pounds, I will celebrate by making this recipe.

    Mary Dobish

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    Anonymous — January 14, 2010 @ 3:54 am

    Megan, what was Mike's rating for this baked brie? Did I miss it somehow?

    Mary Dobish

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    megan — January 14, 2010 @ 1:39 pm

    Mike's rating was 3.5…sorry I forgot to mention it in the post

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    Nazarina A — January 14, 2010 @ 5:30 pm

    Thank you Megan, you have truly made my snowy day. I emailed you my particulars, hope you received it! Maybe now I can try your recipe and enjoy your brown sugar version. That is actually what I really wanted to taste.
    God bless!

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    Judy — February 10, 2012 @ 4:59 pm

    Sounds great! Also try gouda instead of brie. (The gouda can be plain, bacon flavored or garlic flavored – your choice). Cut the gouda in a round shape. Spread the crescent rolls out, place the gouda in the middle, wrap the rolls over the cheese. Bake according to the cresent roll package instructions. Serve with pizza sauce or spaghetti sauce. Wonderful appetizer!!

    • megan replied: — February 13th, 2012 @ 11:10 am

      Great idea!! :)

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