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Brie-L.T.

Serves 8-10

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INGREDIENTS
  • 1/4 pound bacon, chopped
  • 2 leeks, sliced and washed
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • A splash of white wine
  • 1 11x17” sheet frozen prepared puff pastry, , defrosted 
  • 1 wheel brie cheese, about 5inches in diameter
PREPARATION

Preheat oven to 350°F. 

In a large sauté pan, render the bacon until crisp. Remove bacon to a plate and add leeks to drippings. Cook until tender. Add in tomato paste and deglaze with a little white wine. Remove from heat and let cool. 
Slice the brie in half across the middle. Spread the cooked leek and tomato mixture onto one half of the brie and sprinkle with the crisp bacon. Top the leek and bacon mixture with other half of the brie, rind facing up.  

Spread the puff pastry sheet onto a counter and roll it to an eighth of an inch thick and into a square that measures 10x10”. Place the filled brie in the middle of the puff pastry and wrap the dough up and over the brie, starting at the corners. Invert onto a sheet pan lined with parchment.  

Mix up egg and 2 tablespoons water and brush the top and sides of brie. Make 3 tiny slits in the middle to allow steam to escape during cooking.  

Bake for about 50 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with crackers alongside.

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