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Cranberry and Pecan Brie En Croute

cranberry and pecan brie en croute Appetizer
Cranberry and Pecan Brie En Croute
  • Prep 5 min
  • Total 25 min
  • Servings 8

Brie topped with cranberries, toasted cinnamon pecans, and brown sugar all wrapped in a puff pastry. Perfect for your holiday gatherings. MORE+ LESS-

August 3, 2018

Ingredients

1
sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
1
(8 ounce) wheel of Brie cheese
1/3
cup chopped pecans
1
tablespoon butter
1/4
teaspoon cinnamon
1/4
cup dried cranberries
1/4
cup brown sugar
1
egg, beaten

Steps

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  • 1
    Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • 2
    Soak dried cranberries in a small bowl of water for one minute so that they are not hard.
  • 3
    Lay thawed puff pastry sheet on a cookie sheet.
  • 4
    In a small saucepan, melt butter. Stir in pecans and cinnamon and toast for about 3 minutes.
  • 5
    Place Brie in the middle of the puff pastry.
  • 6
    Place pecan mixture on top of Brie.
  • 7
    Place brown sugar on top of pecan mixture. The heat of the pecan mixture will help melt the brown sugar.
  • 8
    Drain cranberries. Place them on top of brown sugar.
  • 9
    Bring the edges of the puff pastry up and press them together making sure to seal the dough. If you have excess dough you can cut a leaf or decoration to add to the top of the Brie.
  • 10
    Using a pastry brush, brush the entire pastry with the beaten egg.
  • 11
    Bake for 15-20 minutes in the oven or until the pastry is a golden brown.
  • 12
    Serve with crackers or just by the slice.
 

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
360
Calories from Fat
230
% Daily Value
Total Fat
25g
39%
Saturated Fat
9g
45%
Trans Fat
3 1/2g
Cholesterol
55mg
18%
Sodium
280mg
12%
Potassium
100mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
25g
8%
Dietary Fiber
1g
5%
Sugars
10g
Protein
9g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
  • The "en croute" in cranberry brie en croute loosely translates to "baked in pastry." There are other en croute recipes such as boeuf en croute (beef en croute) and saumon en croute (salmon en croute) and while these dishes sound delightful, when it comes to anything baked in a pastry we admit, we’re partial to cheese. That’s why we created an impressive hot appetizer that looks way more complicated than it really is. If that’s not a cheese lover’s dream, we’re not sure what is. No one has to know that this seemingly complex dish took only 30 minutes from start to finish. Thirty minutes to make a flaky, golden brown pastry, filled with warm, ooey gooey brie cheese, sweet and salty nuts and tart cranberries? They wouldn't believe us anyway.

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