Julie's Beet Test Kitchen & Notorious F.I.G. - Drunken Fig Jam November 13 2015

It was just about a year ago that I had my first taste of Gus & Grey Jam.  As most of you know, I was hooked from that first bite of delicious jam.  The jam I tasted was Notorious F.I.G. – Drunken Fig Jam. I am super excited to finally have it in our marketplace!  Here is the link.

This jam has just the right amount of sweetness from the figs and flavor from the brandy that it doesn’t need much else. I’d recommend it on your toast in the morning and I’m sure it would be delicious on some pancakes.  I also love pairing this jam with rich, savory dishes.  In fact, the first time I tried it was with foie gras and brioche.  This past weekend I went to work in the test kitchen and made Baked Brie wrapped in Puff Pastry with some Notorious F.I.G.  It was a success and dare I say it as easy.  Try it and impress your guests the next time you entertain.  By the way, I didn’t get any after pictures of the brie as it was gobbled up that quickly by my guests.

Happy Friday,


Baked Brie in Puff Pastry with Gus & Grey Notorious F.I.G. Jam

Makes 8-10 servings


1 sheet pre-made puff pastry like Pepperidge Farms, thawed

1 8oz wheel of Brie

½ cup Gus & Grey Notorious F.I.G. Jam

1 egg

1 tablespoon water


-Preheat oven to 400°F. Unfold puff pastry sheet onto lightly floured surface.  Place the cheese in the center and top with Gus & Grey Notorious F.I.G. Jam.

-Fold edges of pastry over to cover the cheese and the jam.  Trim the edges and reserve these pieces for decoration.

-Beat the egg and water in a small bowl with a fork or whisk. Brush the seam of the puff pastry with the egg wash.  Place seam side down in a baking dish.  Use the edges from the puff pastry to decorate the top of the wheel.  Brush the entire surface with the egg wash when complete.

-Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown.  Let stand for 20 minutes before serving (if you can wait that long!)