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Sunday, December 19, 2010

Bree is coming to our party..

Bill was 'blue' to learn it wasn't the Desperate Bree coming to our party... but a crusty brie instead.
The french call it "en croûte" which simply means"in a crust". Brie en croûte is so festive! This makes a beautiful presentation and is really 'oh so simple'.
I made a special holiday baked brie... easy peasy.
Brie en croûte
4-6 inch round of Brie cheese
1/4 cup pepper jelly
2 Tbs dried cranberries
1 pkg puffed pastry
1 egg
Thaw the puffed pastry for 30 minutes or so. Roll it out onto a floured board, just a few times until it is seamless.
Spread the jelly in a 6-7 inch circle. Sprinkle evenly with cranberries. Place the cheese on top.
Using an egg wash, brush the edges of the pastry. Carefully fold in the corners to encircle the cheese. Seal well with the egg wash. Turn onto a cookie sheet with the seam side down.
Roll out the other sheet of puff pastry and with a cookie cutter make your design. (I used stars) Decorate the top of the pastry, using the egg wash to help them stick.
Bake at 400° for 20 minutes. Allow to stand for 1 hour before slicing. Not only will everyone think you are a top chef...the creamy cheese with the spice of the pepper jelly is wonderful!
Enough to chase away any holiday blues!
Don't forget to check in at Smiling Sally for more blues.
y'all enjoy~


bj said...

OMGosh this looks sooo good. I know my bunch would love this on our snack table at Christmas Eve.
Thanks so much...
I just yesterday bought a really big Gingerbread man cookie cutter that I could use for the decoration on top..cute cute..

Annie Jeffries said...

One of my favorite party goodies. Anytime. Anywhere. Anyway. Brie is the best.

pam said...

I had some of this Friday night at a party. I can't imagine what it would be like to make my own (I would probably eat the whole thing).

Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

This is just so festive Sandi!!!

Claudie said...

We have a tradition for Brie we make here in Canada. We use Maple Syrup on the inside... just drizzle. YUMMY
Happy Blue Monday Sandi.
Love Claudie

Chef E said...

I miss having brie dishes like this for holiday parties, but so busy!

Looks good...

Donnie said...

That looks yummy and very festive. Happy Blue Monday.

Terry said...

Happy Blue Monday to you !
Thank you for sharing all the yummy awesomness with us today .
May your Christmas be the best ever .
Until next time
Happy Trails

SmilingSally said...

Yum! Beautiful!

Happy Blue Monday.

Chubskulit Rose said...

That's sumptuous!

Blues at Play, merry Christmas!

Jeanne said...

OMG! WOW. I'm attending a progressive dinner party soon, I have appetizers. What a great start to the night this will be.
Thanks for posting!
Found you thru Coastal Charm.

xox Jeanne.

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