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Baked Stuffed Brie with Cranberries & Walnuts

Rated as 4.83 out of 5 Stars

"One of the most common mistakes people make when serving cheese is not letting it come to room temperature first, so that all the flavors can be fully realized. This beautiful baked stuffed brie takes that principle to the next level."
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Ingredients

1 h 40 m servings 304 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings

Directions

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  1. Score the side of a wheel of brie all the way around with a sharp paring knife. Cut directly on the "equator" through the rind. Using a long piece of string or dental floss, wrap the string around the brie on the newly made cut. Loop one end of the string over the other (a half knot). Then pulling the ends of the string in opposite directions, cut the brie in half.
  2. Press the dried cranberries on one cut side of the brie, and the walnuts on the other. Quickly put the 2 sides back together with the cranberries on top of the walnuts. Press together and stuff back in any cranberries or walnuts that fell out.
  3. Roll out a thawed sheet of puff pastry on a floured surface to about 1/8-inch thickness. Place brie in center of pastry. Gently pull up edges to ensure you have enough dough to entirely wrap the brie. You can trim off the corners if there is too much dough. Brush the dough with the egg wash. Fold one edge of the dough over the brie and then the opposite side. Fold over the remaining edges and complexly encase the brie. You can trim off excess pieces of dough, if necessary. Flip the brie over so the seam is at the bottom; gently press in the sides to snug the dough against the brie. Brush the top and sides of the wrapped brie with egg wash.
  4. If you choose to decorate the brie with cut-out shapes of additional puff pastry, use very cold (almost still frozen) dough to ensure sharp lines. Lightly brush the decorative pieces with egg wash. Place the brie in the freezer for one hour (this is a crucial step; see note below).
  5. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  6. Place the brie on the prepared baking sheet. Bake on the center rack in preheated oven until it is browned and leaking cheese, about 20 minutes. (Only rarely does the brie not leak through, but 20 to 25 minutes is about how long it takes to melt the cheese and brown the pastry.)

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • Do not skip the freezing-for-one hour step. The crust needs to bake to a golden brown before the brie starts pouring out, so it must be partially frozen when it goes in the oven. If you happen to make it ahead of time, and put it in the oven frozen solid, then I'd lower the temp to 400, and give it an extra 10 minutes or so, or until the cheese is runny.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 304 calories; 22.3 g fat; 17.4 g carbohydrates; 9.3 g protein; 49 mg cholesterol; 261 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Crowd pleaser! I did not do the string technique. I put the brie wheel in the freezer for about 20 minutes and was able to cut it in half with a knife with no problems.

Most helpful critical review

No changes and used toasted baguette slices. Tasted the cranberries and walnuts but it just seemed a little bland. Maybe using a cracker or something else might have helped. Easy to fix and i...

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Crowd pleaser! I did not do the string technique. I put the brie wheel in the freezer for about 20 minutes and was able to cut it in half with a knife with no problems.

What a beautiful gem to star in my bunco buffet! I used an 8 oz wheel (small enough to just set it on its edge and cut with a large knife), I used sliced almonds (not slivered) to make it less ...

I made for a dinner party and I was hit! I put it together and put in the freezer for a while., lowered the temp to 400 and added 5-10 min. I also used a cookie cutter to make a Christmas tre...

I used a refrigerated pie crust (because that it what I had) and it was amazing! Followed everything else exactly... RAVE reviews!

I also did not bother with the string bit to slice the Brie in half. 20 minutes in the freezer & it was easy to cut. I also didn't follow the instructions for the nuts and cranberries. I put ...

Was a big hit at our family's thanksgiving gathering. Used dried cranberries and honey as filling, and excluded nuts since many of my nephews aren't big on gourmet nuts. Had considered using cas...

Yummy! Will absolutely make this again. Everyone at the party raved about it. Especially loved the video which showed how to make the decorative grapes on the vine w/ the puff pastry and the ...

This is the easiest and most delicious dish to serve as a starter! It looks magnificent in it's golden pastry and when you cut into it and the cheese and cranberries start oozing out the guests...

Everyone loved it.....it was gone in about 20 minutes. I didn't have puff pastry so I used a store bought pie crust (the kind that come in a roll) and it turned out fine. I will definitely mak...