Baked Brie with Jam Recipe

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This Caribbean-style baked brie with jam features a sweet and tart guava jam. Guavas are a very popular tropical fruit in the Caribbean and children enjoy eating them as a snack or adults pair them with their evening tea. Paired with buttery brie, it’s an appetizer that is sure to please a crowd.
Utensils Appetizer
Globe Caribbean
Awarded a scholarship from the James Beard Foundation, Chef Natasha completed her culinary education in New York City where she went on to run a boutique catering business. At the height of her career, she competed on ABC's cooking show "The Taste," as well as Food Network's "Cut Throat Kitchen." A Culinary Ambassador for Barbados, Chef Natasha has focused on staying true to her culture whilst perfecting her craft.


For the Guava Jam
very ripe guavas
3 cup(s)
1/2 cup(s)
granulated sugar, plus more to taste
1 tblsp
lime or lemon juice, plus more to taste
1/2 tsp
a pinch of salt
For the Baked Brie with Jam
1 tsp
1 tsp
sheet puff pastry or tube of refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
1 oz
round of brie cheese with the rind intact, cold
1/2 cup(s)
guava jam plus more, see above
1/4 cup(s)
unsalted butter, melted

Directions 15 steps | 80 Minutes

Step 1

Make the guava jam. Dice the guava into one-inch cubes.

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Step 2

In a large saucepan over medium heat, add the guava and enough water to submerge the fruit. Cover and cook until the guavas are very tender, about 30 minutes. Remove the saucepan from the heat and let the mixture cool.

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Step 3

Remove the guava from the saucepan and place it in a cheesecloth or a fine-mesh strainer. Squeeze juice from the guava back into the saucepan. Discard the remaining pulp.

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Step 4

Pour the juice from the saucepan into a measuring cup. For every cup of liquid, you will add ½ cup of sugar and one tablespoon of lime or lemon juice. Add the correct amount of sugar and lemon or lime juice into the saucepan. Return the juice back into the saucepan. (See notes.)

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Step 5

Bring the mixture to a boil. Once the mixture reaches a boil, lower the heat and cook, stirring constantly, until the jam coats the back of a spoon thickly and the jam drips from the spoon in jointed drops. Remove the saucepan from the heat and let the jam cool for 30 minutes.

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Step 6

Pour the jam into jars while still warm. Store in an airtight container.

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Step 7

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a small bowl, mix the cinnamon and sugar and set it aside.

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Step 8

Unfold and roll out the creases of the puff pastry or the crescent roll dough. Place the puff pastry or the crescent roll dough on top of the prepared baking sheet.

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Step 9

Use a sharp knife to carefully cut off the thin top rind of the cheese.

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Step 10

Place the brie in the center of the dough. Spread ½ cup of guava jam on the brie.

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Step 11

Fold the dough over the top of the brie, overlapping the folds. Cut off the excess dough on top.

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Step 12

Brush the dough with melted butter.

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Step 13

Spread more guava jam on top and sprinkle with the cinnamon sugar.

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Step 14

Bake for 30 minutes or until the pastry is golden brown. Let cool for 10 minutes before serving.

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Step 15

Serve with toast or crackers. Enjoy!

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  • For example, if there are four cups of liquid, you need to add two cups of sugar and four tablespoons of lime or lemon juice.

Nutrition Per Serving
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9.8 g
3.1 g
46.8 g


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Jessica S.


15 Jul 2022

I have made baked brie a million times and was looking for a way to jazz it up a bit. The guava and cinnamon addition to this recipe was brilliant! Lots of compliments!!

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