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Brie in Pastry with Cranberry Sauce

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  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 1 hr 15 min
  • Servings 12
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Crimson cranberries provide a little tartness to mellow Brie cheese encased in flaky Pillsbury™ Crescents dough.
Created Sep 7, 2011
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  • 1 cup (250 mL) fresh cranberries
  • 6 tbsps (90 mL) packed brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) orange juice
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) grated orange peel

  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) butter or margarine
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) sliced almonds
  • 1 can (8 count) Pillsbury™ refrigerated crescents
  • 1 large (300g) 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 350ºF. Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray. Unroll dough; separate dough crosswise into 2 sections. Press dough to form 2 squares, firmly pressing perforations to seal.
  • 4
    Cut corners off both dough squares and reserve to use for cutouts. Place 1 dough round on cookie sheet. Place cheese on centre of dough round on cookie sheet. Spoon 3 tbsp of the cranberry sauce and almonds over cheese. Bring dough up around side of cheese, pressing and pinching dough.
  • 5
    With small cookie or canapé cutter, cut shapes from reserved corners of dough; set aside. Place remaining dough on top of cheese round. Press dough evenly around side of cheese. Brush dough with beaten egg. Top with cutouts; brush with additional beaten egg.
  • 6
    Bake 20 to 30 minutes or until deep golden brown. Cool 15 minutes before serving. To serve, place warm pastry-wrapped cheese on platter. Arrange fruit and crackers around cheese.

Expert Tips

  • Tip 1
    Special Touch: Any extra cranberry sauce can be placed in a small ramekin and served with this beautiful appetizer.

Nutrition Information

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