Merry Christmas & Brie En Croute with Pecans & Fig Jam (recipe)


Merry Christmas from me and my family! This is my little cousin Catherine.

Guys… sick again. I think I’ve been sick once per month since starting this new job/school. Christmas cocktail: cranberry pomegranate Emergen-C.

That didn’t stop me from going to yoga though. I even managed to put on this cute outfit from Fabletics!

Brie en croute with fig jam, pecans, rosemary, & brown sugar served with fig & olive crackers. See recipe at the bottom!

We won some puppets from playing Taboo at the family get-together.

Baron got some turkey for Christmas!

We got Starbucks, which was the only store open in Old Towne Orange.

Then we squatted outside to bask in the California [sunshine] Christmas.



  • 1 round of brie
  • 1 Trader Joe’s puff pastry square
  • 1/2 c. fig jam (I used Trader Joe’s of course)
  • 1/2 c. pecans, chopped
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp rosemary
  • Salt & pepper, as needed


  1. Defrost one puff pastry roll.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  3. Unroll the puff pastry and place brie in the center.
  4. Spread a layer of fig jam on top of the brie.
  5. Place a layer of pecans on top of the jam.
  6. Sprinkle the brown sugar and rosemary evenly on top of the pecans.

  7. Starting with one corner of the puff pastry, fold to the center of the brie.
  8. From that corner, slowly fold sides to the brie. Don’t stretch too much because the brie will leak!
  9. Bake for 30 minutes until the pastry is golden brown. Mine was undercooked but we liked it that way!

I served mine with Trader Joe’s fig and olive crackers. I was surprised that my Asian family and their friends ate it all!

How did you spend Christmas Eve and how are you spending your Christmas Day?


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