Pastry-Wrapped Cranberry Brie

  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 1 hr 20 min
  • Ingredients 6
  • Servings 12
Pastry-Wrapped Cranberry Brie

Ingredients

1
can (8 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
1
round (8 oz) Brie cheese (do not use triple crème Brie)
3
tablespoons whole berry cranberry sauce
1
tablespoon apricot preserves
1/2
teaspoon dried rosemary leaves, crushed
2
ripe medium unpeeled pears, thinly sliced

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Unroll dough and separate crosswise into 2 sections. Press dough into 2 (7-inch) squares, firmly pressing perforations to seal.
  • 2
    Cut cheese round horizontally to make 2 rounds. Place 1 cheese round, rind side down, on center of 1 dough square. (Do not remove rind from cheese.) In small bowl, mix cranberry sauce and preserves. Spread over top of cheese; sprinkle with rosemary. Top with remaining cheese round, rind side up.
  • 3
    With small cookie or canapé cutter or sharp knife, make 1/2- to 1-inch cutouts to look like poinsettia petals from each corner of remaining dough square. Roll 3 small pieces of dough into 3 small balls; set cutouts and dough balls aside. Place remaining dough on top of cheese round. Press dough evenly around cheese, folding top edges over bottom edges; press to seal completely. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • 4
    On 7-inch square sheet of foil, arrange dough petals to look like a poinsettia. Place balls in center on top of arranged petals. Lift foil square with poinsettia and place on cookie sheet next to wrapped cheese.
  • 5
    Bake poinsettia 8 to 11 minutes or until light golden brown around edges. Lift with foil from cookie sheet; cool. Continue baking wrapped cheese 25 to 30 minutes longer or until golden brown. Remove from cookie sheet; place on serving plate. Place poinsettia on top of wrapped cheese. Let stand 15 minutes before serving. Serve warm with pears.

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Tips

Expert Tips

  • The edible rind on the Brie keeps the cheese from oozing out during baking.
  • Brie is a soft, rich and buttery cheese with an edible white coating or rind. When heated, it becomes very soft and spreadable. Now is the time to pull out those whimsical holiday-themed spreaders you have stored away!

Nutritional Information

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
160
Calories from Fat
80
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
14%
Saturated Fat
4 1/2g
23%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
20mg
6%
Sodium
270mg
11%
Potassium
65mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
15g
5%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
7g
Protein
5g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
4%
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 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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