Camembert en Croute- slice of cheese being cut from the cheese wheel

Camembert en Croute

  • Author: Michelle Minnaar
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x


Camembert en croute is a whole wheel of camembert wrapped in puff pastry and sprinkled with thyme. It is best enjoyed with a tangy and fresh side salad and a cranberry or lingonberry jam. Check out this post to find out more information on the different types of Camemberts and other cheeses you can use as substitutes.



  • 320g (¾ lb) puff pastry sheet
  • 250g (½ lb) whole camembert wheel
  • 1 egg, whisked
  • 180g (6oz) watercress salad, washed
  • 18 cherry tomatoes, washed
  • 90ml (6 tbsp) cranberry jelly


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/390°F/gas mark.
  2. Roll out the puff pastry on a floured surface.
  3. Place the camembert wheel in the center of the puff pastry then sprinkle the cheese top with thyme.
  4. Fold the pastry up to cover the cheese. Trim the excess pastry, which can be used to decorate the pastry.
  5. Brush the pastry with the egg.  
  6. Place the cheese on a baking tray and put it in the oven.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes or until the pastry is crisp and browned.
  8. Wait for the cheese to cool down for about 5-10 minutes before cutting and serving with watercress salad.


  • In the unfortunate event that there is a spillage of oozing cheese, best use a baking tray with edges.
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: French


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 521
  • Sugar: 10.6 g
  • Sodium: 558 mg
  • Fat: 33.2 g
  • Saturated Fat: 12.7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 39.6 g
  • Fiber: 5.5 g
  • Protein: 17.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 61 mg