This easy baked brie appetizer recipe combines soft brie, blackberry jam, fresh sage, and crescent roll dough into easy-to-serve pinwheels.
I'm an equal opportunity cheese lover, but when it comes to entertaining, there's just something about brie. I think it's the fact that it's so versatile — it's delicious whether it's spread on a cracker, baked and melty, or sliced right off of the wheel. I've always enjoyed brie with fruit because the flavors combine so well, whether it's my brie and grape quesadillas, or a slice of brie cheese on a cracker, topped with fig jam.
This baked brie pinwheel appetizer is also very wine-friendly. It pairs perfectly with white wine at a summer-time picnic, and it would also pair nicely with a hearty glass of red at a holiday party. It's a year-round party on a plate!
Related recipe: Pizza Pinwheels Appetizer
Brie Pinwheel Ingredients
You only need four ingredients for this appetizer:
- store-bought crescent dough
- blackberry jam or preserves
- fresh sage
If you haven't had sage and brie together before, you're in for a treat! Just spread out the crescent dough, and top with the jam. Layer the slices of brie in vertical rows to make it easy to roll up. Starting with the short end, carefully roll up the dough.
Related recipe: Roast Beef Sliders
Before you slice it, I recommend putting it in the freezer for about 30 minutes to allow it to harden just a bit. This will make slicing a LOT easier. Also be sure to use a very sharp knife when you're slicing.
Tip: The pinwheels may look a bit messy and flattened when you first slice them, but don't worry. Once they bake, they will take shape and fill out into a more rounded pinwheel shape.
Related recipe: Puff Pastry Smoked Salmon Appetizer
Brie Cheese, Blackberry Jam, and Sage Pinwheel Appetizer
- 8 oz soft brie
- 1 pkg fresh sage
- 8 oz crescent dough
- 5 tablespoon blackberry jam or preserves
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Line a baking sheet with nonstick foil. Place the crescent dough on top of the foil and smooth with your hands. Spread the dough with a thin layer of blackberry jam, leaving a border on all sides.
- Cut brie into 1/4 inch slices and place in rows on top of the jam (you'll use about 2/3 of the wheel). Sprinkle sage on top of the brie.
- Starting at the short end, carefully roll up the crescent dough. Place the cookie sheet with the rolled up dough into the freezer for about 30-40 minutes to allow it to harden (this will make slicing easier).
- Using a very sharp knife, slice the roll into 1/2 inch slices. Place on cookie sheet, spreading apart to allow for expansion.
- Bake at 350 for approx 10 minutes or until the dough is cooked and just starting to turn golden brown.
- Allow to cool for 10 minutes before removing to a separate platter. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Once the pinwheels cool, they are easy to pack up for a picnic, a potluck, or any sort of party on the go. They look so elegant that nobody will believe how easy they were to make.
Sunday 7th of May 2023
5 for tasty, freezer suggestion 5 - cut much easier... But when they cooked they flattened out and went everywhere. Let them cool and pushed it back together to take to last minute get together.
Thank goodness they were good friends and got a laugh at the "flat" tires...and a bottle of wine for the party helps too.
Saturday 31st of December 2022
I made mine with fig preserves and sliced almonds. I laid the Brie lengthwise along the long side of the dough, on top of the preserves. Put a little more on top of the Brie and added the almonds. I rolled it from the long side. Wrapped another roll of crescent dough. Froze for 30 minutes, sliced in 1/2” slices. DELISH!!
Monday 31st of October 2022
Could I use dried sage. I’m having a hard time finding the fresh sage.
Monday 19th of December 2022
Of course! Just use much much less - to taste.
Friday 28th of February 2020
This is such an impressive appetizer for a little get-together! :)
Friday 28th of February 2020
This is so so good. I am adding this to my weekend potluck menu. Thanks a lot for the recipe.