Baked Cranberry Almond Brie

Baked Cranberry Almond Brie
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5 Reviews
Warm baked Brie topped with cranberry sauce and toasted almonds is hidden in a soft, flaky cream cheese pastry. It's magically easy to make!
15 min
Prep Time
2:00
Total Time
8 servings

Ingredients

Pastry

3/4 cup
all-purpose flour
1/4 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
3 ounces
cream cheese, softened

Filling

1 (8-ounce)
round Brie cheese
3 tablespoons
cranberry orange sauce*
3 tablespoons
chopped almonds, toasted

Topping

1
large Land O Lakes® Egg
1 teaspoon
water

Dippers

Apple or pear slices
Crackers
 
*Substitute 3 tablespoons whole berry cranberry sauce.

Directions

  1. Combine flour, butter and cream cheese in bowl. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until mixture leaves sides of bowl and forms a dough. 
  2. Divide dough in half; wrap in plastic food wrap. Refrigerate 1 hour or until firm.
  3. Heat oven to 400°F.
  4.  Roll each half of dough on lightly floured surface to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut 8-inch circle from each half (save dough scraps for decoration). Place 1 circle onto ungreased baking sheet. Place Brie on center of pastry circle. Spread cranberry sauce over top of cheese; sprinkle with toasted almonds. Top with other pastry circle. Pinch edges of pastry to seal. Flute edges as desired. Decorate top with small pastry cut-outs.
  5. Beat egg with water in bowl; brush top and sides of pastry. Bake 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from baking sheet immediately. Let stand 30 minutes to allow cheese to set. 
  6. Cut into small wedges. Serve with apple slices and crackers.

Recipe Tips

- Do not remove outer rind of Brie cheese. It is acceptable to eat and keeps the cheese contained inside pastry.

- To toast almonds, spread evenly in shallow pan. Bake at 350°F, stirring once, 4-6 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories
260
Cholesterol
80mg
Carbohydrates
13g
Protein
9g
Fat
20g
Sodium
280mg
Dietary Fiber
1g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

The cranberry orange sauce is a purchased ingredient that is available frozen in the supermarket. Check with the store manager to find out if your store carries this product.

Rating

would love to try this....would love to have been able to.....kind of difficult without the recipe for cranberry orange sauce.

Test Kitchen Comment
From: Cindy
The cranberry orange sauce is a purchased ingredient that is available frozen in the supermarket. Check with the store manager to find out if your store carries this product.
Posted December 11, 2012

Rating

Have been making this recipe since I received my first Land O'Lakes recipe book back in 1994. Always my "go to" appetizer. So easy and quick to make. Make it without the cranberry sauce and almonds though. Like to keep it simple and not over power the flavor of the cheese and apple/pear slices I serve this with.

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This recipe is a holiday crowd pleaser in our house! It's quick and easy and VERY tasty.

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I made this for a baby shower and everyone loved it! They thought the pastry was a puff pastry!

Rating

Delicious & easy to make. I make this every year during the holidays & my family eats it right up. Important to serve warm.

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