Apple-Cherry Brie Appetizer

Flaky crust surrounds apples, cherries and Brie cheese in this mouthwatering appetizer served warm from the oven.

  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 1 hr 45 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 16

Ingredients

1
round (8 oz) Brie cheese
1
medium apple, peeled, chopped
1/4
cup dried cherries
1/4
cup sugar
1/2
cup water
1
tablespoon cornstarch
1/4
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1
tablespoon orange-flavored liqueur or orange juice
1/4
cup chopped walnuts, toasted*
1
can (8 oz) Pillsbury® refrigerated crescent dinner rolls or 1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury® Crescent Recipe Creations® refrigerated seamless dough sheet
  • 1 With sharp knife, carefully remove rind from cheese. Wrap cheese in plastic wrap; freeze 30 minutes.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 1-quart saucepan, heat apple, cherries, sugar and 1/4 cup of the water to boiling. Reduce heat to low; simmer 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until fruit is tender.
  • 3 In small bowl, mix cornstarch, cinnamon, remaining 1/4 cup water and the liqueur until well blended. Add to apple mixture, stirring constantly. Simmer 2 to 3 minutes or until sauce thickens. Remove from heat; stir in walnuts.
  • 4 Heat oven to 375°F. Line 15x10x1-inch pan with foil. On foil in pan, unroll dough into 1 large rectangle (if using crescent rolls, firmly press perforations to seal). Press into 11x9-inch rectangle. Cut 11x3-inch strip from 1 side of rectangle; set aside.
  • 5 Cut cheese round horizontally to make 2 rounds. Place cheese rounds next to each other in center of dough rectangle. Roll sides of dough up next to cheese, forming a rim around cheese. Top cheese evenly with apple mixture. Cut remaining strip of dough into 6 (1/2-inch long) strips. Place 3 strips lengthwise across cheese. Cut remaining strips in half; place across other strips to make lattice; press edges to seal, tucking under if necessary. Fold foil edges up about 1 inch from dough; pinch corners of foil together.
  • 6 Bake uncovered 30 minutes. Cover with foil; bake about 5 minutes longer or until golden brown and cheese is softened. Let stand 10 minutes. To serve, cut in half lengthwise, then into crosswise strips. Serve warm.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    140
    (
    Calories from Fat
    70),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    8g
    8%
    (Saturated Fat
    3 1/2g,
    3 1/2%
    Trans Fat
    1g
    1%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    15mg
    15%;
    Sodium
    200mg
    200%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    12g
    12%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    6g
    6%
    ),
    Protein
    4g
    4%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    2%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    4%;
    Iron
    4%;
    Exchanges:
    1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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