This has been the holiday season of baked brie! I made this for Thanksgiving, two Christmas parties and on Christmas day. It has become a cocktail hour favorite for our family holidays because it is just so unbelievably GOOD. A simple wheel or wedge of brie gets dressed up with sweet, sugary cranberries and wrapped up in puff pastry. I have made this with both a wheel and a wedge and I have to say, I prefer the end result of the wedge- it's much meltier.
Cranberries, brown sugar and cinnamon are my fillers of choice, but you can branch out in any direction you like! Fig preserves would be delicious and I have also had this with an apricot and walnut topper, too. I served my baked brie with french bread crostini and honeycrisp apple slices. The apple slices were the best!
If you are looking for something to add to your New Year's celebrations tonight or tomorrow, I promise this will be a favorite.
Happy New Year's Eve to all!
Cranberry + Cinnamon Brie en Croute
1 wedge of brie
1 sheet puff pastry
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1 Tbsp. butter, melted
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 Tbsp. cinnamon
1 egg, lightly beaten
Defrost puff pastry for 15-20 minutes and unfold.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
On a baking sheet, lay puff pastry flat. Place brie on top of puff pastry.
In a small bowl, mix cranberries, butter, brown sugar and cinnamon. Spoon cranberry mixture on top of brie. Fold puff pastry over the wedge, making sure there are no holes or air pockets. Brush with egg wash.
Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until pastry is browned, puffed and brie is nicely melted.