I’ve loved baked brie before I even tried it. I remember sitting in a restaurant and seeing a group of beautiful, older women gossiping over mimosas and brie, and I thought, “Maybe – if I’m lucky – someday that will be me and my best friends.” And while that still hasn’t happened, I do have hope. Then, of course, one can’t forget Bree Van de Kamp from Desperate Housewives. Something about her name makes me feel like she’s probably a master at baked brie. Well that, and the fact that she has a cook book/catering business. Look, all I know is that baked brie and crackers and sangria sorbet is pretty much a dream come true. And like I said, what would brie be without sangria sorbet cocktails?And pecan drizzle to go with?And, spoiler alert, things will get messy. Fingers will get sticky.But you’ll soldier on. Because it’s all worth it. After eating until I could no longer feel my toes, I did a load of laundry to wash all of the napkins I messed up. But confession? It was so worth it.Check out some of my favorite skinny baked brie necessities:
Pink Wine Glass I Wooden Cheese Board I Wooden Cheese Cutters I Pitcher I Grilled Cheese Cookbook I Cheese Grater I Marble Cheese Board I Cheese Board & Utensil Cut Out Board I Fondue Set I Gold Leaf Wine Glasses I Marble Roller I Pineapple Cheese Board
Favorites? I love those pink wine glasses. So pretty for a dressy brunch or a casual dinner. The gold rim is perfection. Also, I love that cheese board with the attached utensils. Wouldn’t it make for a beautiful wedding gift? And finally, that pineapple cheese board because . . . pineapples are everything!
For this recipe, you should totally check out/buy Joseph’s Maltitol Sweetener (here).
- Dough (¼ of following recipe, at 210 calories):
- 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour (700 calories)
- 1/2 envelope pizza dough yeast
- 1 packet Truvia
- ¾ tablespoon salt
- ½ cup + 2 tablespoons warm water
- 1 tablespoon olive oil (120 calories)
- 2 tablespoons Joseph’s maltitol sweetener (or replace with olive oil/butter) (17.5 calories)
- Optional: 1 tablespoon egg wash
- Brie: 8 oz round of light brie (I used President, 490 calories)
- Pecan Drizzle:
- 1 tablespoon Truvia Baking Blend, “Brown Sugar” (26 calories)
- 2 tablespoons Joseph’s syrup, or syrup of choice (17.5 calories)
- Optional: 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons crushed pecans (95 calories)
- Combine flour, yeast, Truvia and salt. Mix until combined.
- Add water, olive oil and Joseph's maltitol sweetener (or I Can't Believe It's Not Butter, "Lite") and combine using hands until dough forms into a ball.
- Place in bowl, wrap in plastic, and allow to sit (raise) for about 1 hour.
- After 1 hour, break dough into four pieces. Roll one piece flat using a rolling pin until it's large enough to cover round of brie.
- Place brie round on dough, wrap until completely covered with dough (like you're wrapping a gift). Place on baking sheet and cover so that dough is able to rise an additional 1/2 hour - hour.
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- If using egg wash, coat dough in about a tablespoon of egg-wash (1/2 tablespoon egg yolk + 1/2 tablespoon water).
- Bake about 22 - 27 minutes, or until dough is crisp and brie is soft. Remove and let cool for about 5 minutes.
- While baking, heat maple syrup, Truvia "Brown Sugar," and cinnamon (if using) over low heat in a miniature saucepan. Add pecans and stir until coated.
- Pour over brie once finished baking. Serve.
No wonder I love skinny baked brie.