Pastry Wrapped Brie with Warm Cranberries

Puff Pastry Wrapped Brie with Cranberries

This is a recipe that I think is perfect for any holiday entertaining. If you keep a roll of puff pastry in the freezer and a wheel of brie in the fridge,  you can have this ready in a half an hour! I made a couple of these for the photo shoot with Candice, and I may or may not have eaten an entire one all by myself! This was official blog business, so I don’t think it had a calorie count!

For the warm cranberry, I used our cranberry sauce recipe, and instead of letting it set up in the fridge, I served it warm over the cheese. If you don’t want to make your own sauce (it only takes 5 minutes), then you just need to heat up some canned cranberry sauce over low heat on the stove. I think part of what makes this dish beautiful is the envelope fold of the pastry. Just set the brie on your sheet of pastry, but fold the corners up first, just like an envelope. This is the first time that I’ve tried Trader Joe’s puff pastry, but I have to say that I like that it comes rolled instead of folded over. Any puff pastry will work, but this was the easiest I’ve used.

Puff pastry wrapped brie

If you’re serving this at a party, I would set out some crackers or french bread. When it was just me and I was “taste testing,” I just used the pastry! Waste not, want not!

I think Candice made this shot look absolutely amazing. It has me thinking of Winter and Christmas and all that is lovely about November and December! Just looking at the picture makes me want to go make it again right now! (fyi: the bottom photo is mine; the top one is obviously Candice’s!)

Pastry Wrapped Brie with Warm Cranberries

Ingredients

  • small wheel of brie
  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • cranberry sauce, warmed (I used this recipe)

Instructions:

  1. Unroll pastry and place brie in the center.
  2. Fold pastry over brie, starting with the corners.
  3. Bake in a 400º oven for 20 minutes. It could take a few minutes longer, but start checking at 20 minutes. You want the pastry to be a golden brown.
  4. Let the cheese set for a few minutes and then move it to a serving plate and top with the warm cranberry sauce.
  5. Serve with crackers or a baguette.

 

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Pastry Wrapped Brie with Warm Cranberries
Ingredients
  • small wheel of brie
  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • cranberry sauce, warmed
Instructions
  1. Unroll pastry and place brie in the center.
  2. Fold pastry over brie, starting with the corners.
  3. Bake in a 400º oven for 20 minutes. It could take a few minutes longer, but start checking at 20 minutes. You want the pastry to be a golden brown.
  4. Let the cheese set for a few minutes and then move it to a serving plate and top with the warm cranberry sauce.
  5. Serve with crackers or a baguette.

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6 Comments

  1. I love the simplicity to this recipe. I will have to try it at Thanksgiving!

     
  2. Betsy, it is the easiest thing, and it’s delicious! I hope you love it!

     
  3. That does look like Christmas on a plate. Gorgeous. I can almost smell those warm and lovely cranberries!

     
  4. This is one of my favorites and is always a huge hit at parties! Thanks.

     
  5. This is my kind of recipe! Very few ingredients and simple. Can you do an entire month of simple, awesome recipes like this for the mothers of multiple children looking to add another dimension of simplicity to their lives? Looking forward to making this!

     
  6. MMM…. puff pastry wrapped brie is my favorite party appetizer! Now I need to go buy more as I used mine up for a holiday party over the weekend.