I saw this recipe on Pinterest and thought it would be a perfect recipe for Christmas morning. It is really easy and fast but also a little classy so, just the ticket for a special day like Christmas. The guys loved them. They told me they were chewy and cheesy with the tang of the cranberry that they really liked.
1 sheet of frozen puff pastry, thawed (I used Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry Sheets)
4 tablespoons butter, melted
4 ounces of soft brie cheese, softened to room temperature
4 ounces of cream cheese, softened to room temperature
3/4 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup cinnamon sugar (1/4 cup sugar with 2 teaspoons cinnamon)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place parchment paper on a baking sheet.
Unroll the puff pastry on a floured work surface. Brush the pastry with 1/2 of the melted butter and then sprinkle with the cinnamon sugar. You can go as heavy or as light as you want to with the cinnamon sugar. I covered the puff pastry completely and still didn't use all of the mix.
I peeled the mold layer off of the brie and mixed it completely with the cream cheese.
Then I spread the cheese mixture over the cinnamon/sugar layer. It won't exactly "spread" so you have to lay it out on the sugar in a way to give the best coverage as possible.
Sprinkle the cranberries over this. I used a cup of the cranberries and it was too many. So for this recipe I rewrote it to only use 3/4 cup.
Roll up the puff pastry from the long ends as tight as you can. Spread the roll with the rest of the melted butter and sprinkle with the more of the cinnamon sugar.
Then use some dental floss to cut it. Place the dental floss under the roll about every 1/2 inch. Pull the dental floss across the roll as if tightening a tied package and pull strong and evenly until it "cuts" the pastry.
Place each pastry on a baking sheet and bake 12 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly and the pastry golden brown.
Serve warm or room temperature.
Yield: 12 rolls
Recipe adapted from: Half Baked Harvest
I will link this to:
Foodie Friday at Rattlebridge Farm
Strut Your Stuff Saturday at Six Sisters Stuff
Homemaking Linkup at Hope In Every Season
The Party Bunch Weekend Linky at The Idea Room