When is too early for Christmas? Confession: the tree is up over here. And everyone knows that nothing goes with holiday cheer better than baked brie.
These are considerably easier to make and eat than the wheel-wrapped-in-pastry concoction everyone is so fond of. I prefer the cheese to dough ratio a lot more here, too.
WHAT YOU NEED:
1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
3 tablespoons butter, melted and divided
8 oz. brie
1 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Mix together sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl; set aside.
- Unroll puff pastry and brush with one tablespoon of melted butter. Sprinkle about a third of cinnamon sugar mixture over butter. Dice the brie into small pieces. Sprinkle the cheese and cranberries evenly over puff pastry.
- Starting at one of the long ends, roll the pastry up as tightly as possible. Brush pastry log with remaining butter and sprinkle with more cinnamon sugar.
- Using a very sharp knife (or dental floss), slice log into half-inch slices. Place onto prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle with remaining cinnamon sugar.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden and cheese is bubbly.
Adapted from Half Baked Harvest