Open French Cheese Pie Recipe

Indulge in the rich flavors of French cheese with this delightful open pie recipe. Perfect for a cozy evening or a special gathering, this dish brings together the creamy goodness of cheese with the crispiness of a golden pie crust.


  • 1 sheet of puff pastry, thawed
  • 200g (7 oz) of your favorite French cheese (such as Brie, Camembert, or Gruyère), sliced
  • 1 egg, beaten (for egg wash)
  • Optional: toppings such as caramelized onions, fig jam, or herbs for garnish


  1. Preheat your oven to 200°C (400°F).
  2. Roll out the puff pastry sheet on a lightly floured surface to fit your baking dish. Place it on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  3. Arrange the sliced French cheese evenly over the puff pastry, leaving a border of about 1 inch around the edges.
  4. If desired, add any optional toppings such as caramelized onions, fig jam, or herbs over the cheese.
  5. Fold the edges of the pastry over the cheese, creating a rustic border.
  6. Brush the edges of the pastry with the beaten egg to give it a golden finish.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until the pastry is puffed and golden brown, and the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  8. Remove from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before slicing.
  9. Serve warm and enjoy the creamy goodness of this open French cheese pie!

Feel free to customize this recipe with your favorite cheeses and toppings for a unique twist on this classic dish. Bon appétit!

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