Mmmm I woke up this morning to the smell of croissants baking in the oven! Does it get much better than that?...well, I guess it would have been better if they were homemade croissants, but these ones were frozen. They ain't the real thing, but these frozen croissants came pretty close. If you can find ones that taste close to the real thing (and not like they just burst out of a tube!) they are great to keep on hand in the freezer. These particular ones are from The Grande Cheese Store....great store, but be sure to wear a clothes pin on your nose...it's stinky! Williams Sonoma also sells ones that are supposed to taste very good.
So, how do you make a buttery croissant even more decadent? Why add creamy brie of course! One of my favourite toppings for brie is red pepper jelly. You can find it jarred in most grocery stores. The brand of red pepper jelly I use is from Something Special Deli Foods Ltd. and it is one of the best one's I have tried. The red pepper jelly adds a sweet and spicy flavour to the sandwich. To add a little crunch, I used a mandoline to thinly slice an apple to layer on top. Green apples work best in this sandwich but if you only have red apples on hand (as I did), that works fine as well.