A go-to signature appetizer that is easy to make is needed in one's hip pocket. If a pop-up girl's night happens, you want to make sure you have snacks. My signature appetizer is a Baked Kahlua Pecan Brie. I love it with apple slices and pairs perfectly with Kahlua cocktails or wine. Since I am gluten-free, I rarely make a brie en croute, but when I do I make this caramelized onion brie en croute. Everyone loves this caramelized onion baked brie crescent round.
Caramelized onion baked brie crescent round is a simple combination of butter and onions browned until caramelized and piled into a brie round wrapped in crescent rounds.
Baked Brie with Caramelized Onions Ingredients
The best thing about this caramelized onion brie en croute is there are just four simple ingredients.
The ingredients to make caramelized onions plus the brie baked in crescent rolls are what you need to make this simple baked brie recipe. You will need:
- brie round
- crescent rolls, sheet or rounds
How to Make Caramelized Onion Baked Brie Crescent
Start the caramelized onion baked bried by slicing the onions thinly and adding them to a saute pan with the buttered already melted in it. Stir to coat the onions completely and let cook over medium-low heat for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
When the onions are completely cooked they will completely be a brown caramel color. The bottom of the saute pan will start to get a bit of goodness. I pour a little bit of water in the pan to help the onions absorb these flavors.
Lay the crescent rounds sheet out without separating the individual pieces. You can also use a crescent sheet or crescent rolls dough. I like the shape of the sheet of dough with the rounds as it is closer to square than the sheet or rolls. Place the five-inch brie round on the crescent rounds sheet of dough. I cut the top of the brie rind off before placing and then spoon the caramelized onions over the top of the brie.
Wrap the crescent rounds up around the cheese and onions, pulling the strips to completely cover. Then pour the remaining butter from the pan over the top of the crescent dough.
Bake for 12-15 minutes on 325 degrees or until the dough is golden brown.
What to serve with baked brie?
Serve the brie with pretzel crackers, regular crackers, or even apple slices. Heck, after a few drinks you may just eat it with a fork and a knife. This caramelized onion baked brie crescent is amazing.
Different Kinds of Baked Brie Toppings?
If you are not an onion fan or looking for a sweeter rather than savory baked brie option, here are a few ideas for bake brie en crout.
- Jam Topped Baked Brie - Cut the brie and top with apricot jam, peach jam, blackberry preserves, or event apple butter.
- Candied Nuts and Kahlua Brie - Mix together brown sugar, pecans or walnuts, and brown sugar. Top with cut brie and wrap with crescent rolls.
- Fresh Fruit and Bourbon Bacon - Crumble bacon and dice peaches, plums, or apricots over the brie. Mix bourbon and honey together and drizzle over the bacon and fruit. Wrap in crescent rolls.
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Caramelized Onion Brie En Croute
- 1 large vidalia onion, sliced
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 5 inch brie round
- 1 can crescent rolls Crescent Rounds work too
- Place the butter in a saute pan and melt. Add the thinly sliced onions to the butter. Cook over medium-low heat for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Pour a small amount of water into the pan toward the end to help the onions absorb the browned bits from the pan.
- Cut the top of the rind off the brie.
- Unroll the crescent rounds onto a cookie sheet, not separating each individual strip.
- Put the brie round with the rind removed from the top side up. Spoon the onions over the brie. Leave any excess butter in the pan.
- Bring the edges up and around to fully incase the brie. Pour the remaining butter over the top of the dough.
- Bake on 325 for 12-15 minutes or until the crescent is browned. Let sit for 15 minutes before cutting.
- Serve with crackers or apple slices.
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