Serve up this impressive air fryer blueberry brie pastry and dip appetizer and wait for the oohs and aahs! Brie and puff pastry baked in an air fryer comes out crispy and wonderful. Once you know what to dip in brie, you can make this tasty brie cheese dip. I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love this type of cheese, especially when it’s all gooey and melted and irresistible!
Blueberry Brie Appetizer Ingredients
As you’d imagine, the star of this air fryer blueberry brie pastry and dip appetizer is the brie itself. You can find this cheese in even the most basic grocery store. You will also need a puff pastry sheet. Yes you can make your own if you want, but the readymade kind makes this recipe super-quick and easy!
Walnuts, blueberries, cinnamon, and caramel sauce add more flavours to this blueberry brie appetizer. You also need an egg, sugar and some cooking twine. If you want to garnish the appetizer with a sprig of rosemary, you’ll need that too, although it’s optional.
How to Make a Brie Cheese Dip
Saute the nuts and berries in melted butter then toss with the cinnamon and brown sugar. Put the cheese in the pastry and add the blueberry mixture on top. After brushing with egg and sprinkling white sugar on top, you can wrap some twine around the cheese.
Give this air fryer blueberry brie pastry and dip appetizer 10 minutes in the air fryer. It’s best to sit it on parchment paper or foil so it doesn’t stick. Finish off the blueberry brie appetizer with a drizzle of caramel sauce and serve hot with dippers!
What to Dip in Brie
Brie and puff pastry baked in an air fryer makes a really good dip. There’s nothing wrong with salsa, guacamole and hummus. But if you’re looking for something unusual and elegant, there’s nothing quite like this blueberry brie appetizer. And no need to tell anyone how easy it is to make!
So now you might be wondering what to dip in brie. There are lots of ideas. What about pretzels, cookie crisps, veggie batons (carrots and celery, for example), or raw cauliflower and broccoli florets? Crackers are always good.
This probably isn’t the best dip for melba toast since the dip is very thick and you don’t want your dippers breaking off in there. Untoasted pieces of baguette bread would work though and bring a fondue-like festivity to the table!
A Closer Look at Brie Cheese
Brie is a whole or skimmed cow’s milk cheese which is soft and tasty. You can slice it for sandwiches or melt it to make a brie cheese dip. It’s interchangeable with camembert in some recipes, including this air fryer blueberry brie pastry and dip appetizer. But has a different crust and slightly different taste.
Brie is produced by combining raw milk with rennet and then warming it up. Next the mixture is set in moulds and drained for about 18 hours. It is then salted and cheese culture is added. After this, it is left for 4 or 5 weeks to age. Brie cheese can also mature for up to a year, resulting in a richer flavour. If it’s over-ripened however, the cheese will smell and taste of ammonia, which isn’t good!
Different varieties of brie include herbed, double or triple brie (with a higher cream to milk ration) and brie made with a different kind of milk. If you’re making a cheeseboard or snack you can serve any kind. For brie and puff pastry baked in an air fryer, I’d recommend the original kind. Since you’ll be adding fruit, nuts, spices, and other flavourings, regular brie works perfectly.
To Brie or Not to Brie
If you’re considering this air fryer blueberry brie pastry and dip appetizer, you won’t be disappointed. You might be curious just how well caramel sauce and brie cheese pair, but it’s a great recipe! Sometimes it’s nice to contrast something creamy and salty with something sweet.
One word of advice though: this is a very filling appetizer! It’s the kind of appetizer you might like to make if you’re having drinks. If you’re going to serve a main dish immediately afterwards, this might be too filling. You can still do it, but allow a pause between the two courses.
If you like this blueberry brie appetizer, you might also like Pineapple Cranberry Brie Crescent Ring Appetizer, Tasty Blueberry Pie Meringue Topped Squares or Air Fryer Apricot Apple Cinnamon Dumplings.
Air Fryer Blueberry Brie Pastry and Dip Appetizer Recipe
Air Fryer Blueberry Brie Pastry and Dip Appetizer
- Soak the cooking twine in water for 10 minutes.
- Heat a pan over medium heat. Melt the butter, then add walnuts and blueberries. Cook for 5 minutes. Transfer to a medium mixing bowl and combine with brown sugar and cinnamon.
- Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees F for 5 minutes.
- Roll out the pastry sheet and pinch to seal any cracks from the fold. Place the Brie wheel in the centre of the pastry sheet. Top with blueberries and walnuts, then wrap the puff pastry tightly over the top.
- Brush with egg wash, then sprinkle with sugar. Place cooking twine in a starburst pattern on a wooden cutting board and place the pastry over the twine in the centre. Tie the cooking twine over the centre of the pastry and trim the excess. * tie twine just tight enough that it presses against the pastry, but not tight enough to create a crease- the pastry will “puff” as it cooks.
- Lay a small circle off oil or parchment paper in the air fire basket, so it covers the space just under the pastry. Place pastry on top and cook for 10 minutes.
- Drizzle pastry with caramel sauce and garnish with blueberries and rosemary. Serve with extra blueberry mix, pretzels and cookie crisps. Cut a small hole in the center to dip.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.
An air fryer blueberry brie pastry and dip appetizer always goes down well. It also means your oven is freed up to cook other dishes, which can be handy to know if you’re planning a complete lunch or dinner menu for a special occasion!