This simple Brie Phyllo Torte is so easy, yet really impressive. The fresh raspberries compliment the soft, buttery brie perfectly.
My favorite part of entertaining is planning appetizers. They really are the most fun to make and eat. I’m pretty sure most people feel the same way. It’s just so relaxing to have friends over and spend the night noshing on small bites and truly enjoying yourselves. Stress-free entertaining!
The first thing I do is plan which cheeses I want to serve, then everything else seems to fall into place from there. Most of the time, I include a cheese board with a broad variety of textures and flavors. I love to pair crackers and toasts along with fruits, preserves, nuts and olives to compliment each cheese.
Cheese boards aside, I love including an appetizer that uses cheese (preferably something melty and delicious) by combining it with a variety of flavors and textures in one luscious bite. Now, that keeps anyone from missing a four course meal. This torte is the perfect example of that.
You all know about my love for phyllo, so this just had to happen! Don’t let phyllo intimidate you! It’s easier to work with than you think! I’ve got tips that can help you be fearless!
Brie Phyllo Torte with Fresh Raspberries
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 5 - 7 sheets phyllo room temperature
- 7 - 8 ounce wheel of brie
- 1 tablespoon apricot jam or marmalade
- 1 pint fresh raspberries
- Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
- Lightly grease a baking sheet with oil or line the sheet with parchment. Working quickly, layer the phyllo sheets, brushing each with a bit of olive oil and rotating each sheet a bit to form a circle. Place the unwrapped wheel of Brie in the center of the phyllo. Using your hands, scrunch the phyllo around the brie to form a crust. Keep it very free-form and messy. The messier, the prettier! Lightly dab the edges with any remaining olive oil. Spread the jam on top of the brie and place the baking sheet in the oven for 15 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and immediately place the raspberries on top. Serve with crackers, thin toasts or even just as is.
- If you’d like to warm this up a bit…let’s say your guests are running late or you’d like to prepare this in advance, go ahead and put the pre-baked torte, raspberries and all, into a preheated 375 degree oven for about five minutes. It will be perfectly crisp on the outside and soft and gooey on the inside!
- Try using other seasonal fruits with this recipe. Most fruits would work really well.
Hey! I discovered your blog today! This recipe is totally making me crave some brie… oh gosh! you are amazing!
Shelley @ Two Healthy Kitchens
Oh, wow! This is seriously, show-stoppingly GORGEOUS! I love making appetizers, too – and don’t you just find that they’re usually the most adventurous and fun items on restaurant menus, as well? Plus, appetizers are such social foods – so shareable! And I just love that, even though this looks incredibly sophisticated and posh, it’s actually marvelously, deceptively easy. Brilliant! :D
Brie+ Phyllo… two of my absolute favorites!
Becky @ A Calculated Whisk
Gorgeous! What a great idea. It’s legit to make something like this and call it dinner, right?
Becky, it’s totally legit. I ate this one in the photo for lunch! You’re the sweetest…thank you!
That picture of the oozing brie SLAYS ME.
Hahaha…my job is done. ;)
Would this still work if you took the rind off?
Caryn, I haven’t tested the recipe without the rind, so I can’t tell you if it would or not. If you want to remove the rind for palatable reasons, I can tell you that the rind on this particular cheese is very pleasant and really unnoticeable. I’d be afraid that the cheese would completely ooze all over the place if you removed it. If you do try it, I’d love to hear your results.
Okay, that photo of the melty oozing cheese?! I’m swooning.
This is the appetizer of my dreams!
Thank you Joanne! Mine too…melty cheese does me in!
Amy @ Elephant Eats
Darnit, I wish I wuold have seen this recipe last week when I was trying to figure out what to do with some phyllo dough I had in the freezer! Phyllo wrapped brie is sooooo good. And I love your raspberry garnish :)
I think you need to go pick yourself up another package of phyllo and a round of brie Amy! I think you’ll love it! Thanks so much…you’re a sweetie! :)
Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness
I LOVE brie..and this looks fabulous!
I love it too, Taylor…maybe a little too much! ;) Thanks so much!
Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet
GORGEOUS. I love everything about this! Pinned!
Thanks so much Anna! You’re the sweetest!
Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes
I love everything about this. Brie is one of my faves!!
It’s mine too, Ashley!
Kelli @ The Corner Kitchen
This torte is simply stunning! You can never go wrong with brie + phyllo :)
Thanks so much Kelli! I agree…brie and phyllo are a pretty irresistible combination!