Baked Brie with Toasted Walnuts

Serves 6

  • 1 package frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 2/3 cup walnuts, toasted
  • 4 crisp apples, such as gala, 1 finely chopped and 3 sliced
  • Two 5-ounce brie or camembert cheese wheels
  1. Preheat the oven to 400°. Lay the puff pastry sheets on a work surface. Place half of the walnuts and chopped apple in the center of each. Place a cheese wheel on top, then trim the corners of each pastry sheet to make a disk. Brush the edges lightly with water and fold up and over to cover the cheese; pinch lightly to seal. Place seam side down on a parchment-paper-lined baking sheet and bake until golden-brown, 30 to 35 minutes.

  2. Transfer each cheese pastry to a platter and let cool for 10 minutes; serve with the sliced apples.