Air Fryer Brie

Air fryer brie is one of my favorite appetizers to make during the holidays. This recipe literally could not be any easier!

Also known as brie en croute, although this recipe sounds fancy, it’s actually quite simple. You can serve with crackers, with toast or eat on their own as wedges – kind of tastes like a grilled cheese!

If you like this recipe you are going to love these brie and cranberry bites in puff pastry or prosciutto wrapped asparagus which are another one of my favorite easy appetizers for the holidays.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Ingredients & Substitutions

Here are the ingredients you need to make this recipe. Reference the recipe card at the bottom for exact measurements and the notes below for substitution ideas.

ingredients for this recipe.
  • Puff pastry: this can be found in the frozen foods section. You will need to defrost it prior to making this air fryer brie. Crescent rolls are another option for the crust.
  • Dates: Look for pitted dates. I’ve found that the softer ones work well for this recipe. Fig jam is another great option for a topping.

How to Make This Recipe

This is a step by step walkthrough of how to cook this recipe. Exact cook time and temperatures are available in the recipe card at the bottom.

steps for making this recipe.
  1. Unwrap outer packaging from brie wheel and place onto defrosted puff pastry sheet.
  2. Carefully wrap pastry around brie. If you choose you can cut off excess dough on the bottom.
  3. Place brie into basket and brush with egg wash.
  4. Fry at 350F for 10 minutes, flip and fry for an additional 3-5 minutes or until the pastry is browned on both sides.

Expert Tips

  • Savory version: top with pesto instead of dates and honey.
  • Storage: Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
  • Make ahead: This air fryer brie is super easy to make ahead – up to 2 days. Cover with plastic wrap until ready to bake.
  • Freezer: This recipe freezes well and can be fried again. Allow to defrost in the refrigerator prior to air frying.

Recipe FAQs

Can you warm brie in the air fryer?

It is my favorite way to warm brie! You can also make it in the oven, however I love the crisp that air frying provides.

Should you cut the rind off brie before baking?

You do not need to cut the rind off prior to frying the brie. It is edible and helps the cheese to hold together.

How long does it take for brie to cook?

This recipe takes 15 minutes total to cook.

inside shot of air fryer brie topped with dates, wrapped in puff pastry and drizzled with honey.

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