Monday, August 2, 2010

It's a total lie... I can't escape Bacon.
I gave it a half-hearted try, but alas I find myself constantly sucked back in.  This time I blame Nicholas Sparks, who with one little line... "bacon wrapped brie with a raspberry sauce" did me in.  Frantic, I searched the web high & low for a decent recipe, but alas, none were to be found.  SO.  Here's how I envision this going in my head.  Hopefully the test kitchen agrees and it's just as magical as I picture it tasting.

1 Round of Brie (sliced in half)
1 Jar of Raspberry Jam
6 Strips of Bacon, fried to a crisp
1 Pastry Crust Dough
1 Egg

On the pastry crust, spread out a layer of Jam in the center, approximately equal to the size of the Brie round.  Sprinkle some crumbled bacon on top.  Lay the first half of the Brie, top down.  Fill the center with more jam & bacon.  Put on the second half.  Smother the sides in jam.  Wrap up the confection & flip over, so the top is nice & flat.  Coat with an Egg White wash & sprinkle the remaining bacon bits on top for added garnish.  Bake & enjoy.

So what do you guys think? 

8.5.10 - Update.  It was a success!!  An absolute must try again.  Here's my concoction before I wrapped it up, but sadly didn't wrap it tight enough, so the cheese spilled out in my oven.  Still tasted delicious, but not really photo friendly.  Perfect for a party, with just the extra bit of added saltiness to keep everything interesting.

I used panchetta instead of bacon.  It's already pre-chopped and everything, so for the sake of time, it worked out well.  Also used TJ's raspberry preserve, which is still one of my favorites.


  1. OMG too funny, I just read that book (Safe Haven??) and had to jump online right away to find a recipe for the brie and bacon with rapsberry. This is perfect, thanks so much!

  2. I just read this in the book, Safe Haven. . . and I HAD to look up the recipe! I can't wait to try this recipe out. Thanks for sharing :-).

  3. I'm reading the book too and thought I must find the recipe-so thank you! I love baked Camembert so this appealed to me!

  4. Too funny that we all looked up this recipe because of the book! lol! Can't wait to try this!

  5. So funny the reason I found this is because I immediately went onljnd for the recipe while reading Safe haven! Will definitely give this a try. Thanks

  6. So funny, like the other girls, I'm reading Safe Haven! I love Nicholas Sparks & have read his books almost 20 years. Thanks for this great looking recipe! I've never tried Brie, but I will now!

  7. I too am reading Safe Haven...and just read the part with the bacon wrapped Nicolas Sparks ...where is the recipe? I've read several books by Dorothea Benton Frank and she shares the receipes she talks about in her book... Thanks for those of you that have made attempts on your own..will them as they sound great!

  8. Lol I'm reading the book to and the second I saw what she was making I looked it up.

  9. This book also inspired me to make this recipe....I am going to work with pancetta to see if it's better since it easier to cook with. Good to know that I'm not the only person inspired by the book to make this dish :)

  10. OMG this is sooo delish....

  11. As all of you did... I just finished the book (cried at the end) and to distract myself I decided to look up the recipe for the baked brie with bacon. What an awesome food combo!
    Just a thought...would brown sugar also work? It would caramalize the bacon...
    Good luck with your cooking ladies! I'm glad I'm not the only one who was twisted enough to scour the internet for recipes!

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