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A Very Merry Cranberry Brie Appetizer

December 1st, 2013 | Filed under: helpful hints seasonal recipes | Posted by Elf jennifer

This extra special, melty goodness will wow any guests at your next holiday party! With its gorgeous braid of puff pastry and topped with a luscious deep red cranberry sauce, this hors d’oeuvre has all the elements – Elegant, tasty, and filling! This creation really isn’t too hard to make, the only “making” you’re doing is the cooking of the cranberry sauce. From there it’s just all assembling.

Cranberry-Rosemary Baked Brie

 Northwest Holiday Appetizer

Ingredients:

1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries (if frozen be sure to completely thaw)

1 Tbsp finely chopped fresh rosemary

1/4 cup sugar

2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar

1 Tbsp water

Pinch of salt

8 oz. wheel of Brie

8 oz. of puff pastry

1 Tbsp melted butter

 

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Put cranberries, rosemary, sugar, water, vinegar, and salt in a small saucepan.

Bring to a simmer, do not boil. Simmer for 10 minutes until the sauce has cooked down and thickened.

Place the brie in the center of your rolled out puff pastry.

Gently bring the sides up and fold over one another creating a braided look. Leave room in the center for the cranberry sauce.

Place the pastry covered wheel on a greased baking sheet. Pour the sauce in the middle and spread to cover the whole center.

Brush the puff pastry with melted butter (or for a lighter flakier crust, brush with egg whites).

Bake 10-15 minutes, until puff pastry is turning golden.

Place on a decorative plate, surrounded by crackers, and enjoy!

 

 

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