Cranberry & Toasted Almond Brie en Croute

Cranberry & Toasted Almond Brie en Croute
  • Yield: 8 Servings
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  • Try this elegant, sure-to-impress appetizer of puff pastry, Brie cheese, cranberry and toasted almonds at your next party. 


  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 1/2 cup whole cranberry sauce, mashed and divided
  • 1/4 cup Fisher® Dried Sweetened Cranberries, divided
  • 1/2 cup Fisher® Chef’s Naturals Slivered Almonds, divided
  • 1 round (8 oz.) Brie cheese (about 4 inches in diameter)
  • Assorted crackers


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spread almonds in one layer on ungreased shallow baking pan. Bake for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden. Set aside.
  2. Reheat oven to 400°F.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk egg and water; set aside. Unfold the pastry sheet on a lightly floured surface to form a 12-inch square. Cut off the corners to make a circle.
  4. Spread cranberry sauce in the center of the circle to match the size of the Brie round. Top with 2 tablespoons each of cranberries and toasted almonds.
  5. Place Brie over mixture. Repeat layering with remaining cranberry sauce, cranberries and 2 tablespoons almonds.
  6. Brush edge of the circle with egg mixture. Fold pastry up over cheese to cover. Trim any excess pastry; press to seal. Brush seam with egg mixture. Place seam side up onto baking sheet.
  7. Brush with egg mixture; sprinkle with ¼ cup almonds that have been coarsely chopped.
  8. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until cheese is soft and just begins to melt. Allow pastry to cool 30 minutes before serving. Serve with assorted crackers.

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