I love the holiday season for many reasons, but one of those reasons is because of all the good food. I KNOW. I always have plenty of time to test out new recipes on my friends and family, which is what I did with this spicy brie appetizer.
My family often had baked brie as a snacking dish when we were all together for a holiday meal. However, we always made it with apricot jam. Fun fact about me…I hate sweet jams and jellies. Give me a spicy pepper jelly any day, but fruit jelly? No THANK you.
So, I thought I’d try my hand at a spicy version and I’ve got to say I really love how it turned out. Somehow I even managed to make a bow with the extra puff pastry! I promise, this recipe is easy-peasy and a real crowd pleaser. I mean, most people like cheese, right?!
You can easily customize it with your favorite pepper jelly. I’ve used hot jalapeno jelly, red pepper jelly, and I’m even considering trying it with my favorite local jelly: rosemary jalapeno! Christmas will be here before you know it, and this spicy baked brie is sure to impress everyone at your holiday get-together! (Or, you know, just YOU!)