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Baked Brie in Crescent Rolls is a show-stopping appetizer perfect for a party! Complete with warm melted brie, a sweet brown sugar topping, and a crescent roll crust, this easy recipe will have everyone coming back for more.
I have to tell you, brie is one of my favorite cheeses. Serve it as-is with some apple slices and crackers, and I’ll be happy. But the best way to serve it is to bake it to ooey-gooey melted perfection, and I have the best recipe for baked brie.
If you don’t know how to make baked brie, good news: it is so easy. For as elegant and mouthwatering as this dish is, it’s also one of the most simple appetizers you could ever make.
Top this brie cheese recipe off with a brown sugar seasoning mix, wrap it up in crescent rolls with an egg wash, and bake it until it’s beautifully crisp on the outside and melted at the center.
That makes this dish like a “brie en croute” – baked brie with a crust!
What is brie cheese?
This soft, buttery cheese is from France. It’s typically made from cow’s milk and is creamy on the inside with an edible rind. Bake it, and the cheese melts to runny perfection.
How does brie cheese taste?
Brie has a rich flavor, earthy and buttery. It pairs well with sweet flavors, like jam and apples. For example, baked brie with jam is a popular choice for serving this delectable cheese!
Our recipe for baked brie in crescent rolls pairs the cheese with a brown sugar topping that perfectly complements its natural flavor. With a little kick of red pepper, this dish is truly mouthwatering.
Do you leave the rind on?
Yes! The rind is edible and should be left on. It adds extra flavor and texture to the cheese. Leave it on when making baked brie in crescent rolls.
How long is baked brie good for?
Refrigerate this baked brie recipe for up to 4 days. Allow it to cool completely first, then wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerate.
Can I use other cheeses?
Yes! Here are our favorite substitutes for brie cheese:
- Camembert – A perfect, creamy substitute for brie!
- Gouda – just make sure to remove the outer covering
- Gruyere – this is a wonderful melting cheese, and so tasty!
🥗 Serving Suggestions
Serve brie en croute with fresh or dried fruit, toasted bread or crackers, nuts, or jam. Here are some of our favorite choices for serving with this baked brie recipe:
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Baked Brie with Crescent Rolls
- Baking dish
- Cooking spray
- 8 oz. crescent rolls
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 8 oz. brie cheese
- ¼ tsp. crushed red pepper
- ½ tsp. salt
- ½ tsp. garlic powder
- 1 egg
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.In a bowl, whisk together ½ cup brown sugar, ¼ cup crushed red pepper, and ½ tsp. salt. Thoroughly combine.
- In a separate bowl, beat 1 egg with ½ tsp. garlic powder. Grease the inside of your baking dish with cooking spray.
- Arrange crescent rolls around the inside of the greased baking dish.
- Place brie cheese at the center of the rolls.
- Top brie with most of the brown sugar topping. Reserve some for the outside of the pastry.
- Fold the crescent rolls over top the brie to cover it.
- Brush the pastry with the egg wash. Give it a good coating.
- Finally, top the baked brie with your remaining brown sugar topping and bake for 30 minutes. Serve, and enjoy!