This is always a big hit at Holiday Parties and it’s so so simple.
One large round of brie
One package premade pastry crust – I use Pillsbury
2 T butter, melted
1 T water
Just unwrap a large round of brie (Costco has a lovely, inexpensive brie)
Peel all of the rind off – if you put it in the freezer for a little while before you peel it, the rind comes off easier…
Roll out a large square of pastry dough and brush with melted butter – I used premade, but if you want to go all Martha on me, you can make your own!
Place the peeled brie in the middle of the dough and top with as much cranberry sauce as you can fit (again, I used canned, but if you want to make your own, it would probably be even yummier)
cover with another piece of rolled pastry
cover tightly and refrigerate until about 40 minutes before you are ready to serve it. Bake at 300 degrees just until the pastry browns…
At at party I gave last year, one of my neighbors stood over the brie with a spoon in one hand and a cracker in the other all night! It was awesome…
I like to serve this with a chilled glass of gewurztraminer and of course, lots of crackers…
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