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Pumpkin Shaped Mediterranean Brie - J Dub By Design™

Savory Pumpkin Shaped Mediterranean Brie en Croute


My Savory Pumpkin Shaped Mediterranean Brie en Croute is perfect for fall – especially Thanksgiving Day.  This dip marries my Mediterranean salsa with gooey brie for the perfect savory appetizer.


  • 1 sheet of phyllo dough, thawed
  • 1 wheel of brie
  • 1/4 cup Chunky Mediterranean Salsa
  • kitchen twine (4-5 pieces, 15 inches long)
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 2  1 inch green onion tops for the pumpkin leaves


  1. Allow dough to thaw on counter for approximately 40 minutes.
  2. Unfold and roll out to remove any creases.
  3. Slice brie wheel in half.
  4. Place bottom half of brie in center of phyllo.
  5. Spread salsa over the bottom half of brie.
  6. Place top half of brie on top of salsa.
  7. Cut hard edge of rectangle off to form a rough circle.
  8. Set the extra dough to the side.
  9. Fold the phyllo dough around the brie wheel, making sure to press in any edges that may run out during baking.
  10. Place kitchen twine under the dough at 2 inch intervals and tie on top of the dough at intervals to form the pumpkin shape.
  11. Trim off excess twine on top of dough.
  12. Add granulated garlic to melted butter and brush over the entire pumpkin.
  13. Shape the remaining dough that you trimmed off the edges of the rectangle into a stem for the pumpkin.
  14. Place both the pumpkin and the stem on a parchment covered baking sheet.
  15. Bake for 20-23 minutes, until golden brown.  The stem will be ready to remove after about 12 minutes.
  16. Remove the brie from the oven and allow to set up and cool for at least 5 minutes before removing the kitchen twine.
  17. After removing the twine, gently use a knife to make a small slit in the top of the pumpkin shape to place your stem.
  18. Add two green onion tops for the leaves.
  19. Serve with crackers and toast points.
  20. Enjoy!


  • For the pumpkin leaves, you can also use olive tree leaves or rosemary.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 23 minutes
  • Category: appetizers
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Baked brie, Mediteranean Brie, savory brie appetizer