Christmas Breakfast Brie Pastry

Brad Heintz

By
@backyardneighbor

When our kids were little, they would love playing with our backyard neighbor kids. So on Christmas day, after the busy-ness of the season and the frenzy of opening gifts, we would go through the backyard fence gate in our pajamas and share a casual breakfast. We would bring our favorites and some experiments. This experiment has turned out to be a favorite. Even our backyard neighbor who doesn't like Brie likes this!


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Serves:

6

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

25 Min

Method:

Bake

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
When warm and ooey gooey, baked brie is so good. Adding fresh raspberry and cranraisins inside the flaky puff pastry is really tasty. The pecans add a bit of a crunch. It's an easy and impressive appetizer for your next holiday party!

Ingredients

1 pkg
frozen puff pastry
1 Tbsp
butter
1/2 c
pecans, halved
1/2 pt
fresh raspberries
1 pkg
cranraisins (snack size)
1/8 tsp
cinnamon
1 pkg
brie (8oz.)
1/4 c
brown sugar, lightly packed
1
egg

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Defrost puff pastry and unfold according to package directions.
2
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
3
In a saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Sauté the pecans in the butter until golden brown, approximately 5 minutes. Add the cinnamon and stir until pecans are coated well. (Don’t burn your nuts on Christmas like I did the first time!!!)
4
Place brie on puff pastry. Place nuts on brie. Add half of the fresh raspberries, a hand full of cranberry raisins and sprinkle the brown sugar over the mixture.
5
Pick up the corners of the pastry, pressing around the brie and gathering at the top. Gently squeeze together the excess dough and crimp end with kitchen scissors.
6
Brush the beaten egg over pastry.
7
Place brie on parchment paper on cookie sheet and bake for 25 minutes until pastry is golden brown.
8
Serve while still warm with remainder of fresh raspberries and cranberry raisins as a garnish.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy