Brie “Napoleons” with Heirloom Cherry Tomato Jam

Brie “Napoleons” with Heirloom Cherry Tomato Jam


  • Heirloom Cherry Tomato Jam
  • 6 cups (2 pounds) heirloom cherry tomatoes, stemmed, washed, and dried
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 2 garlic cloves, grated
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Phyllo dough “Napoleons”
  • 6 12- by-17 inch sheets of phyllo dough
  • ½ cup 1 stick unsalted butter, melted and mixed with 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 8- ounce wheel of Brie, cut into 1/2-inch thick slices


  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In a mixing bowl, toss tomatoes, salt, garlic, and 1 tablespoon olive oil until tomatoes are well coated.
  • Pour tomatoes onto a cake rack set over a foil-lined sheet pan.
  • Roast for approximately 1 hour, or until tomatoes are slightly shriveled.
  • Cool tomatoes, and place in a bowl. These can be made up to 2 days before Napoleons are assembled, covered and refrigerated.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Line 2 sheet pans with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Lay 1 piece of phyllo dough on a work surface. Using a pastry brush, coat well with butter and oil mixture.
  • Place another sheet of phyllo dough on top of the first, and coat again.
  • Place a third and final sheet on top, and coat.
  • Using a pizza wheel cut into rectangles approximately 4-by-3 ½ inches. Feel free to cut phyllo stack into any dimension you wish.
  • Place rectangles approximately ½ inch apart on prepared sheet pans.
  • Bake for approximately 6-8 minutes, or until light brown. Cool and then move rectangles onto a plate.
  • Repeat steps 7-12 with remaining 3 sheets of phyllo.
  • Maintain oven temperature.
  • To assemble, lay 8 baked phyllo stacks onto the sheet pans. Cover each one with 2-3 slices of Brie. Place in oven until cheese is melted.
  • Warm tomato jam in microwave or on the stove in a saucepan.
  • To serve, place one Brie-topped phyllo on each of 4 plates. Cover with a spoonful or two of tomato jam. Cover with another Brie-topped phyllo rectangle, followed by more tomato jam. Finish by placing a plain baked phyllo rectangle on top of each of the 4 stacks.
  • Serve at once.


Serves 4 as an appetizer or light meal