We all hit a point during the summer when we just can’t anymore with the heat, and the pool, and the kids out of class, and the heat omfg the heat.
Sometimes we hit a wall where we’re forced to throw down our salads and embrace fat and cheese and bacon – only momentarily pausing during this binge to think of what, exactly, we’re doing to our abs.
Let’s embrace the shame and eat something like baked brie – a stupidly easy, sweet, cheesy, decadent, and delicious meal that you can eat alone or with friends in sweatpants, because you need SOMETHING to go with your wine on Bachelorette Mondays.
- One sheet of puff pastry (in the freezer section; most boxes have two sheets)
- 8 oz package of brie (get the round one)
- ¼ cup fruit preserves (I recommend fig, apricot, or blackberry)
- 2 tbsps pecans or walnuts, chopped (optional)
Preheat the oven to 425F. Unwrap and gently roll out one sheet of your puff pastry, being careful not to fucking tear it. Place the brie on top – do NOT cut off the waxy white outer rind. Scoop the fruit preserves on top of the brie, then top with nuts if using.
Bundle the puff pastry around the cheese, overlapping the sides so that all of the cheese/fruit/nuts are contained. Place on a greased baking sheet and bake for about 20 mins or until the pastry is golden brown. Let cool a bit, then cut this bad boy and eat with wine and feelings.
You could also try this with pepper jelly, brown sugar, or other shit. Honestly, just let your food spirit guide you.