When I first tried Terrapin Ridge Farms’ Hot Pepper Bacon Jam, I knew it would pair perfectly with an ooey-gooey Baked Brie. But with the Super Bowl coming up, I have to remember that football fans will be screaming and hopping off the couch play after play, paying little to no attention to their surroundings (WERE BOTH FEET IN!? WERE BOTH FEET IN!!!??? OH SH*T! Sorry dude, ruined your carpet). The food needs to be finger-friendly, bite-sized, and packed with flavor. And thus, Baked Brie Croissants with Bacon Jam is born!
These naturally football-shaped appetizers aren’t just limited to Super Bowl parties, they can be served at any occasion, using any jam or chutney. But it’s bacon jam that truly resonates with the indulgence of a good old fashion American sports soirée. Bonus points for making your own croissant dough, but not necessary. It’s the Super Bowl, not High Tea with the Queen.
This smokey bacon spread will also jazz up those classic Jalapeño Poppers, Chicken Wings, or Sliders. Find more recipes and information on Bacon Jam and create your own Game Day appetizer!
~*~ BAKED BRIE CROISSANTS WITH BACON JAM ~*~
SERVES: 16 mini croissants ⎪ LEVEL: EASY
Mise en Place
2 cans pre-made croissant dough
4 oz brie
1 jar Terrapin Ridge hot pepper bacon jam
2 tablespoons butter
red pepper flakes, ground cayenne, or chili powder
Playlist — FFF
CHEF’S NOTE: try using a triple crème brie–it will melt and ooze SO much better.
1. PREP THE INGREDIENTS
Preheat oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Slice the brie into small, thick rectangles. Roll out the croissant dough and cut into eight triangles.
TIP: Through my own trial and error, I found that stretching the croissant dough triangles until long and skinny made a better looking spiral when rolled up.
2. FILL THE DOUGH
Place a piece of brie on the wide end of the triangle. Top with 1 teaspoon bacon jam. Carefully roll up the dough by slightly crimping the sides as you roll up so the jam doesn’t spill out the edges. Place on the lined baking sheet and repeat with remaining croissants.
MAKE AHEAD: At this point, you can cover the sheet with plastic wrap and store it in the fridge until ready to bake.
3. BAKE THE CROISSANTS
Brush the tops with melted butter and sprinkle with red pepper flakes and kosher salt. Bake for 15 minutes or until the tops are golden brown.
Transfer the croissants to a plate and serve immediately. If bringing to a party, reheat them in a 350F oven for 5-10 minutes.
~*~ WHEEL VARIATION (GF) ~*~
Preheat oven to 350F. Place an 8oz wheel of brie on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Top with bacon jam and bake for 10 -15 minutes. Transfer to a serving board and serve with apples, crackers, or bread.
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