Cranberry Brie en Croute #LivetheCavitLife #CavitWines

Around the holidays, a festive baked Brie is the perfect appetizer. This irresistible Cranberry Brie en Croute is topped with herbed cranberry sauce and wrapped in flaky puffed pastry. I have a new favorite Pinot Grigio that is spectacular with this Brie. This post is sponsored by Honest Cooking; all opinions are my own.Cranberry Brie en Croute | An irresistible, seasonal Brie topped with cranberry sauce, a touch of rosemary and wrapped in puff pastry!

Cranberry Brie en Croute

I know I’ve developed a winning recipe when I get the picky husband to eat a food he claims to despise (actually he fibs and says he’s “allergic”). After decades of marriage, I finally witnessed him ingest cranberries! Yes, he was a huge fan of this baked brie. I served cranberry Brie for our holiday cookie exchange, where it nearly disappeared. But there were enough leftovers so Bill could make himself a few nibbles before dinner. Yes, this is just THAT good! Plus, I found the perfect wine to serve my girlfriends, Cavit’s Pinot Grigio. The crisp, refreshing citrus and green apple undertones paired exquisitely with this Cranberry Brie en Croute.Cranberry Brie en Croute | An irresistible, seasonal Brie topped with cranberry sauce, a touch of rosemary and wrapped in puff pastry!

Tips for Making Baked Brie

Even if your results aren’t worthy of being featured in a magazine, you will still have an amazing appetizer. Here are some tips I’ve learned along the way. First, remember that puff pasty puffs best when it is COLD and the oven is HOT. My procedure goes as follows:

  • Carefully cut the rind off the top of your Brie. This will be the top side when you bake.
  • Roll and cut out a round of puff pastry which is big enough to totally encase the cheese. Add the topping to the center of the puff pastry. Place the Brie, cut side down, over the the topping.
  • Fold the pastry over the cheese, making sure it’s all covered (you can patch with scraps if needed). Use an egg wash to seal the creases.
  • Once sealed, flip back over and brush with egg wash.
  • If desired, cut out decorative shapes with leftover puff pasty. “Glue” them on the top with egg wash, then brush with egg wash.
  • I chill the uncooked wrapped Brie for about 20 minutes, so the puff pastry is cold. Then bake in a hot oven.
  • Wait at least 20 minutes before cutting into the Brie so the cheese can firm up slightly. Bon appetit!
 Cranberry Brie en Croute | An irresistible, seasonal Brie topped with cranberry sauce, a touch of rosemary and wrapped in puff pastry!

Cavit Wines

Remember I mentioned a lovely Pinot Grigio to sip on while eating this baked brie? This Cavit wine hail from Northern Italy, where you’ll find the best Pinot Grigio. The grapes are primarily harvested from three areas, Trentino, Fruili and Veneto where there’s exceptional soil and an ideal climate for growth. Utilizing cold fermentation and state of the art tanks contribute to the exquisite nature of this varietal. No wonder it tastes amazing!

 
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 Cranberry Brie en Croute | An irresistible, seasonal Brie topped with cranberry sauce, a touch of rosemary and wrapped in puff pastry!

 Cavit Pinot Grigio Pairings

Cavit Pinot Grigio has been rated the #1 Italian Wine in America*! The subtle flavors of citrus and green apple pair well with Feta, Chevre and Pin Nuts along with Chicken, Turkey, Sole, Oysters and Scallops. It’s perfect with dishes containing citrus, asparagus, chives, tarragon or cilantro. At the end of your meal, this wine is delightful with sorbets or any Key Lime or citrus dessert. It’s so light and refreshing that I enjoy sipping on a glass as I do the final preparations for dinner. I recommend picking up a few bottles for New Year’s Eve, whether you’re staying in or need a gift for your host! Cheers!

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Cranberry Brie en Croute #LivetheCavitLife

Serves 8-10 servings     adjust servings

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins

An elegant Baked Brie recipe that's perfect for any gathering!

Ingredients

  • 1 12.3 Round of Brie
  • 1 package of frozen puff pastry, thawed (I use Dufour brand. Look for butter in the ingredients for the best result)
  • 3/4 cup whole berry cranberry sauce
  • 1-2 tablespoons dried cranberries
  • 1/4 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary
  • 1 egg (beaten with 1 teaspoon water), to glaze

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400º. Line baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Roll out puff pastry to smooth seams. Cut out a large round and place on baking sheet. Reserve scraps to decorate, if desired.
  3. Cut rind off the top of the Brie.
  4. Mix together cranberry sauce, dried cranberries and rosemary. Spoon over the center of the puff pastry round. Place the cut side of the Brie centered over the cranberry sauce. Fold puff pasty over the top of the Brie sealing overlapping pastry with egg glaze. Flip over and place on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  5. Chill for about 30 minutes.
  6. Brush with egg mixture, decorate with scraps cut into shapes (I made leaves and berries), brush with egg wash again. Bake for about 25 minutes. Cool for 30 minutes before serving.
  7. Serve with crackers or toasts.

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 315kcal Calories from fat 181
% Daily Value
Total Fat 20g 31%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Transfat 0g
Cholesterol 48mg 16%
Sodium 270mg 11%
Carbohydrate 25g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 11g
Protein 9g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g
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*Nielsen 52 weeks ending 3/1/14 FDL
 Cranberry Brie en Croute | An irresistible, seasonal Brie topped with cranberry sauce, a touch of rosemary and wrapped in puff pastry!

Comments

  1. Great tips! Pinning! And would love to bake this brie wonder soon =)

  2. wow that oozing out cheese and puffy pastry…simply divine and perfect for the new year eve!

  3. If Bill likes it, I’m in:@) Happy New Year Liz, wishing you much health and happiness in 2017!

  4. So pretty and looks delish too! We love brie and this recipe looks like a winner. Happy New Year to you Liz!

  5. I cannot resist baked brie (and I could probably eat the whole round by myself)! This is gorgeous, and sounds like it would be perfect with the wine.

  6. I am overwhelmed by your creativity just beautiful

  7. I had to come and see this gorgeous, cheesy bowl of deliciousness! What a wonderful treat indeed. Hope you had a great holiday! Wishing you and yours a very Happy New Year!

  8. Cheese is love. Cheese is life. Bringing in the new year with a recipe this good has to be good luck, right?! Either way, I neeeeed to try this!

  9. I wish I had this and a glass of wine in front of me! Such a fantastic holiday dish and I love the addition of cranberry sauce. Great tips too! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas, Liz! Wishing you a happy and healthy New Year!!

  10. This looks gorgeous and I know I would eat a lot if it was in front of me. Happy New Year !

  11. What’s not to love about this! Cheese, pastry and wine ❤

  12. This is one of my favorite appetizers! How can you go wrong with pastry and cheese?

  13. Dear Lizzy, Very elegant and delicious!
    Happy New Year!! xo Catherine

  14. My husband is also not crazy about cranberries but I bet he would love this!

  15. Gorgeous, Liz! This is my kind of appetizer!

  16. Love this Lizzy, look beautiful!!
    Happy new year dear Lizzy!!
    xoxoxo

  17. We LOVE baked brie with fruit and have read so many with other fruits! But cranberries always grab my attention this time of year! Yummy thanks, Liz!
    Happy 2017!
    Baci,
    Roz

  18. Baked brie has got to be one of the best appetizers ever. This one looks fantastic Liz, and so easy!
    I hate fish, and I do the same as Bill, say I’m allergic, jaja, that way people stop insisting I try it one more time. No one messes with fish allergies! Have a wonderful beginning of 2017 Liz!

  19. That’s a perfect party dish. I’ve made it with caramel and cashews but never cranberries. I’ll do that next – it looks gorgeous!

    Happy New Year!

  20. Lovely brie, you decorated it so nicely. I think Pinot Grigio is probably the most popular white wine right now. It is what I drink and it is often Cavit. Wishing you all the best in the New Year.

  21. I love brie but when it is enclosed like this, it is a gift! Perfect for any special occasion I am so glad Bill likes it! Have a great New Year, Liz!

  22. Ooey gooey cheese and wine sound perfect! I’ve had Cavit wines before and theyou are good. Happy to hear that Bill liked this. Maybe this is the start of a trend!

  23. Oh my goodness, that is absolutely gorgeous!! I could gladly enjoy that a couple of times a week!

  24. Looks delightful and sophisticated, Liz.

  25. A big YESSS to this recipe, I bet it is tasty. Well done. Love the little touch of rosemary in this recipe too… in fact the whole combo of wine & cheese sounds yummy.

  26. Ummm wow, this looks killer!

  27. You sure know how to tempt us, Liz. Sorry I’ve missed your posts lately but catching up. I’m not going to wait until next Christmas to have this – love your festive decor too! Cheers from Paris x

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