Brie in Puff Pastry with Cranberry Sauce

Brie in Puff Pastry with Cranberry Sauce

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

Prep Time

30

Minutes

Total Time

1:55

Hr:Mins

Makes

12

servings

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
  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.
Makes 12 servings (1/4 cup cheese mixture and 2 crackers each)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Do-Ahead
Tightly wrap and refrigerate the unbaked pastry-covered cheese for up to 6 hours. Bake just before serving.
Special Touch
Serve on a pedestal cake plate to add height to your buffet.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 310
    • (Calories from Fat 180),
  • Total Fat 20g
    • (Saturated Fat 9g,
    • Trans Fat 1g),
  • Cholesterol 75mg;
  • Sodium 310mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 22g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
    • Sugars 8g),
  • Protein 10g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    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.