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Brie in Puff Pastry with Cranberry Sauce

Crimson cranberries provide a little tartness to mellow Brie cheese encased in flaky puff pastry.

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  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 55 min
  • Servings 12

Ingredients

Cranberry Sauce

1
cup fresh cranberries
6
tablespoons packed brown sugar
1
tablespoon orange juice
1/2
teaspoon grated orange peel

Brie and Pastry

1
tablespoon butter or margarine
1/3
cup sliced almonds
1
sheet frozen puff pastry (from 17.3-oz package), thawed
1
round (14 to 15 oz) Brie cheese
1
egg, beaten
Assorted crackers or sliced fresh fruit

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LOCATION

Directions

  • 1 In 1-quart saucepan, mix cranberries, brown sugar and orange juice. Heat to boiling, stirring frequently; reduce heat. Simmer uncovered 15 to 20 minutes, stirring frequently, until mixture thickens and cranberries are tender. Stir in orange peel; remove from heat.
  • 2 In 8-inch skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Cook almonds in butter, stirring frequently, until golden brown; remove from heat.
  • 3 Heat oven to 400°F. Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray. On lightly floured surface, roll pastry into 16x9-inch rectangle. Cut out one 8 1/2-inch circle and one 7-inch circle from pastry.
  • 4 Place cheese round on center of large circle. Spoon cranberry sauce and almonds over cheese. Bring pastry up and press around side of cheese. Brush top edge of pastry with egg. Place 7-inch circle on top, pressing around edge to seal. Brush top and side of pastry with egg. Cut decorations from remaining pastry and arrange on top; brush with egg. Place on cookie sheet.
  • 5 Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on cookie sheet on wire rack 1 hour before serving. Serve with crackers.

Heirloom Recipe Brie in Puff Pastry with Cranberry Sauce

EXPERT TIPS

Expert Tips

Tightly wrap and refrigerate the unbaked pastry-covered cheese for up to 6 hours. Bake just before serving.

Serve on a pedestal cake plate to add height to your buffet.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
310
(
Calories from Fat
180),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
20g
20%
(Saturated Fat
9g,
9%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
75mg
75%;
Sodium
310mg
310%;
Total Carbohydrate
22g
22%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
8g
8%
),
Protein
10g
10%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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