Do you ever feel like we do when it comes to entertaining? Not quite sure what to make that will be simple, yet still look like you spent a lot of time and effort making something delicious and unique. Well, there’s one thing that we’ve found to be a guaranteed crowd pleaser… BACON!
This Bacon and Caramelized Onion Baked Brie is the perfect appetizer-style dish to serve at a holiday party, family get together, work potluck, or really anywhere! It sounds fancy, but it’s got a few solid ingredients that make this stand out among the hum-drum of dips and veggie trays.
Before we jump right in though, we want to take a minute to talk about the most crucial ingredient… you guessed it: the bacon. We realize we’re probably a little biased, but we think that our Stoltzfus Meats applewood smoked bacon takes this dish to the next level.
Here are a few reasons why:
- Our applewood smoked bacon is hand-trimmed, not pressed.
- It’s slow-cured with the perfect blend of brown sugar, maple syrup, and Kauffman’s apple cider from the heart of Bird-in-Hand, PA.
- It contains no fillers or extenders.
- Our applewood bacon is MSG and gluten-free.
Can you say “yum?!”
What you’ll need for this recipe:
- 3 slices Stoltzfus Meats applewood sliced bacon
- 1 small onion, thinly sliced
- 8 oz. wheel Brie
- 1 sheet puff pastry
- 1 egg, beaten (for egg wash)
How to make Bacon and Caramelized Onion Baked Brie:
We’re going to start with preparing the bacon. To fry the bacon in a skillet: warm your skillet over medium-high heat. Place the bacon into the pan and cook until the bacon is crispy.
After the bacon is cooked, you’ll want to place it on a plate lined with a paper towel to soak up any extra grease and to let it cool while you work on the other elements of the dish.
With the same pan, turn the heat down to low and add the thinly sliced onions. Allow them to cook in the bacon fat, turning occasionally, until they get all browned, caramelized, and delicious. This will take about 20 minutes.
While the onions are caramelizing, preheat the oven to 375° F. On a baking sheet, lay out the sheet of puff pastry and place the wheel of brie in the center of the pastry sheet.
Grab the cooled, cooked bacon and crumble the bacon-y goodness on top of the brie, breaking the bacon up with your hands. Once the onions are finished cooking, place them on top of the bacon crumbles.
Ever so gently, bring up the sides of the puff pastry and begin to wrap the brie in the pastry, making tucks as you work your way around. Pinch the pastry closed and brush with egg wash.
Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the pastry is golden brown.
Tip: it’s best to let this dish sit for a little after baking so that the brie cools to an ideal consistency. This makes it perfect to take along to your holiday get together, as it will cool during travel. Serve it up with crackers or toasted bread.
The fluffiness of the puff pastry, mixed with the creaminess of the cheese and the well-rounded flavor of the onions and bacon makes this a sure hit!
As always, if you make this dish, we would love to hear about it. Please let us know in the comments or be sure to tag us on social media! Thanks for joining us for Stoltzfus Eats… where feeding you is our pleasure!