This puff pastry wrapped Mummy Brie is the perfect Halloween appetizer! Serve with fruit and crusty bread for a grazing board everyone will love!
I have a soft spot for themed food and Halloween is possibly my favorite holiday to cook for! We're all about a fun and spooky (not scary) holiday and this Mummy Brie is the perfect centerpiece for your Halloween party!
With just a few simple ingredients, this recipe takes very little time to throw together and is absolutely delicious served with crusty bread and fruit. Feel free to get creative with the fruit filling. I love using cherry or raspberry preserves, but it's also delicious with apricot jam or blueberry jam. Have a great spooky season!
More Halloween recipes you will love.
For this recipe you will need a baking dish to cook the brie on. I love using my Le Creuset Stoneware au gratin dish , but any similar baking dish will work.
You will also need a cutting board, rolling pin and a knife or a pizza cutter to cut the puff pastry into strips.
- Wheel of brie : You can use double cream or triple cream brie for this recipe. The only difference is that the fat content in triple cream brie is a bit higher, and thus you'll get a creamier consistency.
- Puff pastry: I typically use one sheet of frozen Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry. You can also use homemade if you prefer.
- Jam: I love using cherry or raspberry preserves for this recipe. And it's also delicious with apricot or blueberry jam. You can really get creative and use whatever you have on hand. My Blueberry Rhubarb Jam is especially tasty on this baked brie.
- Egg yolk
- Dried cranberries or raisins: You'll just need two of these for the mummy's eyes.
Step by Step Instructions
Time needed: 35 minutes.
How to make puff pastry wrapped Mummy Brie
- Preheat the oven and thaw the puff pastry.
If using frozen puff pastry you'll need to remove it from the freezer about 15 minutes before rolling out. You want it to be pliable enough to roll flat but still very cold.
- Fill the brie with jam.
Use a knife to carefully cut a shallow ring at the top of the brie. Remove the top and then spoon on about 3-4 tbsp of jam or preserves, being careful not to overfill.
Then replace the brie top and set aside.
- Wrap the brie with puff pastry.
Once the puff pastry is pliable but still cold place it on a cold surface and use a rolling pin to roll flat.
Then use a sharp knife or pizza cutter to slice into strips.
Wrap the strips around the brie to resemble a mummy, leaving some open space for the "eyes".
Once the brie is wrapped, place on a baking dish and use a sharp knife to cut two tiny slits for eyes. Then stud them with dried cranberries or raisins.
- Brush on egg wash and bake.
Mix one egg yolk with a splash of water and brush evenly onto the puff pastry. Then bake at 400 degrees F for 20-24 minutes until the puff pastry is golden brown and the brie is bubbly.
- Serve and enjoy!
Serve with crusty bread and fruit. Enjoy while warm!
My favorite way to serve this baked brie is on a Halloween grazing board with fruit and crusty bread. Pears, apples and blueberries are great options as they cut the richness of the cheese and puff pastry.
The mummy brie is done when the pastry is golden brown and you may notice a little melted brie oozing out.
While the brie will certainly taste good without the egg wash it won't have that lovely golden brown shine that makes this dish so festive.
More spooky recipes to enjoy.
Made this spooky Mummy Brie appetizer recipe? Let me know what you think in the comments!
- baking dish
- pastry brush
- Cutting board and knife or pizza cutter
- 8 oz wheel of brie
- 1 sheet frozen puff pastry can substitute homemade puff pastry if desired
- 3 tbsp jam or preserves I recommend cherry jam
- 1 egg yolk
- splash of water
- 2 dried cranberries or raisins
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Take the puff pastry out of the freezer and allow to sit at room temperature for at least 15 minutes (but no more than 30) until soft and pliable but still cold.
- Use a sharp knife to carefully cut a shallow ring at the top of the brie. Remove the top and then spoon on about 3-4 tbsp of jam or preserves, being careful not to overfill. Replace the brie top and set aside.
- Once the puff pastry has softened lay it out on a cold surface and use a rolling pin to roll flat. Then use a sharp knife or pizza cutter to cut the puff pastry into strips. Wrap the strips around the brie to resemble a mummy, leaving some open space for the "eyes". Once the brie is wrapped, place on a baking dish and use a sharp knife to cut two tiny slits for eyes. Then stud them with dried cranberries or raisins.
- In a small mixing bowl, whisk one egg yolk with a splash of water and brush evenly onto the puff pastry, avoiding the "eye" area. Then bake at 400 degrees F for 20-24 minutes until the puff pastry is golden brown and the brie is bubbly.
- Remove from the oven and serve while warm with fresh fruit and crusty bread. Enjoy!