Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Cranberry and Brie Puff Pastry Swirls

Cranberry and Brie Puff Pastry Shells
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.

Cranberry and Brie Puff Pastry Shells

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 

Table It! at Rustic & Refined
Anything Goes Party at Bacon Time with the Hungry Hypo

Sweet and Savoury Sunday at Baking in Pyjamas
Tickle My Taste Buds Tuesdays at Lori's Culinary Creations

Fridays Unfolded at Nancherrow
Home and Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life

Weekend Retreat Linky Party at AKA Design and Life
Project Inspire at An Extraordinary Day

Totally Terrific Tuesday at Live Randomly Simple
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Foodie Friends Friday at Walking on Sunshine


Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

These look delicious!

Catherine said...

These are delicious and beautiful for the holiday. xo Catherine

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Oh that looks so good Sherry!! I make something similar using the little frozen pastry shells.

angie said...

danke für die tollen bilder und das rezept!!! liebe grüße von angie

Sarah said...

Looks pretty and delicious, Sherry!

In My Prime Time said...

Your blog is lovely - thank you for visiting my blog & I am now following you.
Have a wonderful holiday season!
All the best, Mimi

Laurel Stephens said...

These look and sound fabulous. I've added them to my holiday recipe box. Thanks!

carrie@northwoods scrapbook said...

What a lovely recipe and they sound delish!! Thanks for sharing. ;)

Pura Vida said...

I love brie!

mjmaterazo said...

this looks really yummy. i need to try this. thanks for stopping by & leaving a sweet comment. enjoy the season- mj

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

I've GOT to have these! YUM! Pinning!

Poppy @ With a Dash of Color said...

I love cranberries and this looks delicious! Thanks for sharing!Hugs, Poppy

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

OH this looks SO good! I think I might try this for Christmas morning. Thanks for sharing!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

I always love a combination of cheese and fruit!

Lou Lou Girls said...

I'm totally in love with this!Yummy! Pinned and tweeted. We appreciate you being a part of our party, and I hope to see you on tonight at 7 pm. We love partying with you!
Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

Deborah Montgomery said...

These look delicious! I am going to bookmark this recipe and try it, I think my family will love it. Thanks, Sherry.