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Brie & Jam Hand Pies

Brie & Jam Hand Pies from | I'm newly obsessed with Brie Cheese as a dessert, and this is ridiculously easy to make a delicious! #brie #pie #recipe

If you follow me on Instagram, you know about my newly discovered obsession with brie cheese as a dessert item.

Oh. my. gosh. Where has this stuff been my whole life???

I’ve actually only ever eaten brie once before (as in, one other time before last weekend in my entire life). It was on fruit and bread, and I liked it. But for some reason, I always just thought of Brie as a restaurant-type food. Not anything I’d ever have in my own kitchen. No particular reason, it was just compartmentalized in my head that way.

I bought a wedge of the stuff last weekend on an impulse and asked you all for some of your favorite ways to eat it. You all had some AMAZING suggestions, and I’m looking forward to digging in to all of them at some point (very soon). I discovered that I LOVE it baked with brown sugar and pecans with french bread (I wanted to try it with apples, but I forgot to buy them :/ ). And my friend Lisa suggested pairing it with apricot jam and puff pastry.

Brie & Jam Hand Pies from | I'm newly obsessed with Brie Cheese as a dessert, and this is ridiculously easy to make a delicious! #brie #pie #recipe

I had to sub in some pie crust for the puff pastry, but it still turned out phenomenally! What a terrific pairing the brie and the apricot jam make!! And all wrapped up in a buttery, flaky pie crust makes it possibly one of the best comfort foods I’ve ever eaten. Seriously wow!

Brie & Jam Hand Pies


  • 1 wedge of brie cheese*
  • 2 refrigerated pie crusts*
  • 1/2 - 1 cup apricot jam*
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • sugar for sprinkling


  1. Roll out the pie crusts to make them slightly thinner than they are right out of the package. Cut out 3" circles, squares, or other shapes from the pie crust.
  2. Cut off approximately 1 tablespoon-sized chunks of the brie cheese, and place each chunk on 1/2 of the sections of the pie crust dough.
  3. Spread 1 tsp. of apricot jam over each of the remaining sections of pie crust dough.
  4. Place each jam covered piece of dough over each of the pieces of cheese. Use a fork to seal the edges of the dough and place on a parchment or silicon lined baking sheet.
  5. Brush the egg wash over top of each pie. Sprinkle with sugar.
  6. Bake at 400 degrees for 10-15 minutes until pie crust looks golden. Serve warm!

Notes about this recipe:

  • The cheese and jam will definitely ooze out of the sides some, no way around that. They’re still delicious!
  • These measurements are SUPER approximate. Changing them up won’t make a drastic difference at all. And I’m sorry that I just put a “wedge” of cheese– I can’t remember how many ounces it was. Next time I go to the store I’ll check so I can update that! But, in general, I think the wedge sizes at grocery stores are all probably pretty similar.
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Ashton is the owner and author ofSomething Swanky. Although first and foremost a wife and mother, she considers herself an online entrepreneur, freelance writer and photographer, and brand ambassador.Her focus is in food styling, food photography and recipe development.
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26 Responses to “Brie & Jam Hand Pies”

  1. Julie Espy posted on February 7, 2013 at 10:38 am (#)

    Oh Ashton, I just love Brie. These pies sound amazing! I can’t wait to make some and not share with my boys. :)

  2. Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen posted on February 7, 2013 at 11:15 am (#)

    Freaking genius.

  3. tanya posted on February 7, 2013 at 1:05 pm (#)

    The problem with brie is I could eat a whole wheel myself! Love the idea of making hand pies!

  4. Mandy's Recipe Box posted on February 7, 2013 at 1:14 pm (#)

    I’ve never eaten Brie cheese. This sounds interesting. But anything with cheese has to be good.

  5. Tasha posted on February 7, 2013 at 1:32 pm (#)

    Do you think the Brie would freeze well? I just made cranberry orange chutney for the first time and I still have lot’s left over, so I’m thinking about using that in the handpies , If Brie freezes well, it would work great for my kids lunch boxs!

    • Ashton posted on February 7, 2013 at 4:22 pm (#)

      Not a clue! It didn’t last the night over here :)

  6. Elisa Yzaguirre posted on February 7, 2013 at 2:52 pm (#)

    I love using brie as an appetizer! Put any kind of jam or maple syrup or honey and some brown sugar, maybe a few nuts and Voila! instant gourmet dish! But you know what I made this weekend that was awesome? A walnut fig cheese ball. 4 oz goat cheese, 4 oz. cream cheese, and 1/4 cup fig jam (which was surprisingly easy to find). Mix the cheeses together, add jam, then roll in walnuts. So easy and yummy!

  7. Megan @ The Pink Flour posted on February 7, 2013 at 3:19 pm (#)

    Isn’t brie so good!?! And your pies look amazing :) Definitely pinning this for later!

  8. suzyhomemaker posted on February 7, 2013 at 3:38 pm (#)

    Great idea! I have made an appetizer with a whole wheel of brie wrapped in a puff pastry, but I love the idea of doing individual ones. I might have to steal this idea for a future get together.

  9. Anna Lynn posted on February 7, 2013 at 5:34 pm (#)

    Those look INCREDIBLE! I too have a Brie-for-dessert obsession…or just a brie-on-everything obsession. My favorite restaurant serves the best triple layer, big as your face Brie and raspberry stuffed French toast. Best thing I’ve ever eaten status!

  10. Emily posted on February 7, 2013 at 5:44 pm (#)

    Brie cheese!!! and jam!!! Fabulous combo!

  11. Chandra@The Plaid and Paisley Kitchen posted on February 7, 2013 at 5:51 pm (#)

    I adore brie! This is a great way to make it! Can’t wait to see all your other concoctions! yum-o!

  12. Kelly Senyei | Just a Taste posted on February 7, 2013 at 8:14 pm (#)

    Thanks so much for including a link to my Salted Caramel Apple Hand Pies! Your brie version looks fantastic!

  13. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust posted on February 7, 2013 at 10:20 pm (#)

    I’ve been thinking about making these for my mom’s party! Brie and I are BFFs. It was a loooooong 9 months without her during pregnancy. :)

    • Ashton posted on February 8, 2013 at 12:34 am (#)

      You couldn’t eat it when you were pregnant?

  14. Brenda posted on February 7, 2013 at 11:57 pm (#)

    Individual hearts … brilliant … and yummy!

  15. Jocelyn @BruCrew Life posted on February 9, 2013 at 2:37 pm (#)

    I love brie cheese, but I have actually never eaten as a dessert. Clearly I need to fix this problem! These cute heart pies look delicious!!!!

  16. carrian posted on February 9, 2013 at 4:55 pm (#)

    What a fantastic idea!!!!!!

  17. Mindy posted on February 9, 2013 at 7:23 pm (#)

    I’ve got a ton of brie posts – I think I may have a slight addiction. It’s all kinds of amazing. I have a wedge in the fridge right now. I might have to steal your heart-shape idea for snack for the kiddos. Super cute.
    We’re having chorizo handpies for dinner tonight and they are AMAZING.

  18. Bonnie @ Uncommon posted on February 9, 2013 at 11:16 pm (#)

    Oh I am so going to make these for the family!! We LOVE brie! mix it with some sweet jam and you have heaven! Thanks!!

  19. AnnieSki posted on February 10, 2013 at 6:53 am (#)

    What do the *s in the first 3 ingredients reference?

    • Ashton posted on February 13, 2013 at 11:36 am (#)

      So sorry– I forgot to take those off. They just have to do with the notes below the recipe– that those are all approximate amounts

  20. JulieD posted on February 11, 2013 at 9:41 am (#)

    Brie goes with everything…I love these really cute pies!

  21. Loretta | A Finn In The Kitchen posted on February 14, 2013 at 12:24 am (#)

    These are so unique! I’ve never had brie, but I’m pretty sure I’d become obsessed with it if I tried. Haven’t really tried a cheese I didn’t like :)

  22. Lisa @ Wine & Glue posted on March 9, 2013 at 10:16 pm (#)

    I literally JUST saw that you referenced me in this post. Well color me embarrassed!! Thats what I get for neglecting your posts and G+


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