12.08.2010

Baked Brie Stuffed with Craisins and Pecans!

Ok- let's get down to business. 
You guys have GOT to make this brie appetizer extravaganza for all of your upcoming holiday parties. 
It is one of my (very few) specialties because it's relatively quick and easy to make, and it is an absolute crowd favorite.
As in I'm not sure my family and friends would still come over if I didn't make it. 
(Kidding)
But seriously, it's delicious!


Your Ingredients:




1/2 cup cranberry relish

1 egg, beaten and mixed with 1/4 cup water to make an egg wash
cookie cutters of your choice
*Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
1. Cut your brie wheel in half like you would a bagel (see picture above)
2. Toast the pecans in a toaster oven, let them cool for a few minutes and combine them in a bowl with the craisins
3. Pile the pecan/craisin mixture on top of one of the brie halves, and then layer your cranberry relish on top of the mixture
4. Place the top half of the brie back on like you're making a sandwich

5. After coating your cutting board with a thin layer of flour, gently roll one pastry sheet with a rolling pin to increase the size of the sheet 1 to 2 inches in each direction. 
6. Place the brie in the center of the pastry and pull all four corners of the sheet up and over top of the brie, one corner at a time. 
This may form a small "bundle" of dough on top.
7. Cover the entire top and sides of the pastry with egg wash (to act as a "glue") and flip the pastry over so that the "bundle" is now on the bottom.

The side of the pastry that is now facing upwards is nice and smooth. Cover it with egg wash as well.
Here comes the creativity!
8. Using your cookie cutters, cut out shapes from the second, unused pastry sheet. 
The brie pictured is from Thanksgiving, so I decorated it with pastry leaves to make it festive.
9. Place your shapes all over the brie and cover your design with egg wash again.
10. Place brie on an ungreased cookie sheet (or another oven-safe dish) and bake for 35-40 minutes  OR until pastry is puffed and golden brown. 
11. Serve with different kinds of delicious crackers.

And last, but not least, don't act too cocky when your guests come a running :).
You won't be disappointed! 




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1 sheet frozen puff pastry (package comes with 2 sheets)

1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup craisins

1 (12 oz) wheel Brie cheese

5 comments:

Amy with Good Day! said...

this looks SO AMAZING! I cant wait to try it!

Patricia said...

I'm beginning to think of you as another Oprah....... Hank

atastelife said...

yum yum yum. that looks delicious.
that may be the appetizer i take to a part on friday night!

Randi said...

That looks incredible ... I'll have to try it sometime soon. Thanks for sharing ... visiting from Tatertots and Jello.

Elizabeth said...

That looks delicious! I love cheese :) Would love for you to visit me at Sew Chatty and link up to Made with Love Monday! The party will be open until Friday if you want to link up multiple projects. Hope you have a great day! http://sewchatty.blogspot.com

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