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christmas breakfast brie pastry

(2 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Brad Heintz
Seabrook, TX

When our kids were little, they would love playing with our backyard neighbor's kids. So on Christmas day, after the busyness 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!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

The perfect baked Brie appetizer for special occasions. Or enjoy it on Christmas as Brad's family does. Sweet and salty, roasted pecans and brown sugar complement the rich, creamy cheese. It's beautiful when baked and presented thanks to the golden brown puff pastry. Raspberry not only adds a pop of color but also a nice fruitiness. We served with crackers and green apple slices for a festive plate. An easy and impressive appetizer for a holiday party.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(2 ratings)
yield 6 serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For christmas breakfast brie pastry

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

How To Make christmas breakfast brie pastry

  • Defrosted puff pastry on a cutting board.
    Defrost puff pastry and unfold according to package directions.
  • Oven set to preheat.
    Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Cooking pecans in melted butter.
    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 the pecans are coated well. (Don’t burn your nuts on Christmas like I did the first time!!!)
  • Brie on the puff pastry with nuts, raspberries, and brown sugar.
    Place Brie on puff pastry. Place nuts on Brie. Add half of the fresh raspberries, and a hand full of cranberry raisins. Sprinkle the brown sugar over the mixture.
  • Closing the puff pastry.
    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.
  • Brushing puff pastry with an egg.
    Brush the beaten egg over the pastry. Place Brie on parchment paper on a cookie sheet and bake for 25 minutes until the pastry is golden brown.
  • Christmas Breakfast Brie Pastry on a plate with slices of apple and raspberries.
    Serve while still warm with the remainder of the fresh raspberries and cranberry raisins as a garnish.