Another appetizer I chose to make for the birthday gathering was baked brie. It's super fast and easy and you can put it in the oven and forget about it while you continue to get everything else ready for the party. The inspiration came from my mother-in-law, who makes this dish every now and then. However, after eating a variation with my sister, I also added my own twist.
1 round of Brie
1 can of Pillsbury pastry dough sheet
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Spray a baking sheet with non-stick baking spray. Pop open the pastry dough and spread it out onto the baking sheet. Scrape off the white outer part on the brie and place in center of dough. Top generously with brown sugar. Top the brown sugar with slivered almonds.
Working in a circle, bring the dough up to cover the brie. You can try to make it look pretty on top with any extra dough.
Bake approximately 20 minutes or until the dough is golden brown.
Remove from oven and let cool for a few minutes before serving. Serve on a large plate with crackers around the side.