I was not going to post this recipe, but I was strongly urged to do so by popular demand.
This is one of my few recipes employing some ready-made ingredients: croissant dough in a can.
This elegant appetizer has under two minutes of hands on time (if you race yourself, maybe you could go in under a minute). The oven does the rest of the work for 15 to 20 minutes.Arrangement of dipping implements all ready prepared by Nature, and you’re set to go.
It might seem strange to dunk fruits in the molten cheese, but you have to try it to believe it. Toasting a few baguette slices as a back-up plan works too.
The reason why I did not want to post this is because I did not like the artificial flavor of the dough, and definitely thought making it with my own puff pastry would be much better. However, there might be some who would benefit from this.
1 can croissant dough
1 wheel camembert cheese
1 Tbsp jam of choice (optional)
Green apple wedges
Toasted baguette slices
Preheat oven to 375F.
Pop open the croissant dough can and unroll it on a clean surface.
Place the camembert wheel in the center of the dough.
If using jam (apricot, berry, or fig are recommended), spread a tablespoon over the surface of the cheese.
Wrap the cheese with the dough (if there is extra dough, tear it off and make plain croissant of them) and set on a baking sheet.
Bake for about 15 minutes until puffed, light golden on the top, and a darker golden on the bottom.
Serve alongside grapes (red and green), green apple wedges, nuts, dried fruit, and/or crispy toasted baguette slices for dipping or spreading the molten cheese.