I can’t believe Christmas is so close, it feels just like yesterday that it was the first day of school! Christmas is my favorite holiday and time of year so when it was time to start posting winter posts I was over the moon happy 🙂 Another favorite of mine is cooking, I love to cook for holiday dinners/ Sunday dinners. That is why for today’s post I wanted to share with you my favorite Holiday recipes that I am sure you and your family will love! These recipes will range from easy to advanced so nobody will be left out and everybody can join in the FUN!
Baked Stuffed Brie with Cranberries & Walnuts
1 h 40 min 8 servings 304 calories
- 1 small wheel of brie (about 6 to 8 inches), chilled
- 1/4 cup dried cranberries
- 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
- 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed, plus extra for (optional) design
- 1 egg, beaten with
- 1 teaspoon water
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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)
- Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
- 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.)
- Recipe Credit All recipes
Cranberry Brie Bites
Tangy, creamy, buttery and crunchy in every bite!
Prep Cook Ready In
- 1 (8 ounce) round Brie cheese, rind removed
- cooking spray
- 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
- 1/2 cup cranberry sauce
- 1/3 cup finely chopped walnuts
- sea salt to taste
- Place Brie cheese in the freezer for 20 minutes. Oil a mini muffin pan with cooking spray.
- Roll 1 puff pastry sheet out into a 10×14-inch rectangle. Cut the sheet lengthwise into 4 even strips and crosswise into 6 even strips; there should be 24 squares. Separate and press them gently into the muffin cups.
- Cut chilled Brie cheese into 24 pieces approximately 3/4-inch in size. Add 1 teaspoon cranberry sauce to each pastry-lined muffin cup; press in 1 piece of Brie and top with 1 teaspoon of chopped walnuts. Sprinkle bites with sea salt. Chill for at least 30 minutes and up to 3 days.
- Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Bake bites in the preheated oven until golden brown, 18 to 20 minutes.
- Recipe Credit : All Recipes
Thank you so much for reading my blog post. If you have any questions leave a comment below and if you are new to my blog follow it so you won’t miss any of my upcoming Christmas blogmas posts. Happy Holidays!
My Blogmas uploading schedule – I will be uploading everyday for the 12 days leading up to Christmas at 8am. For more info on my uploading scedule click here.
- Blogmas day 1- DIY Christmas Home decor day 1 of blogmas
- Blogmas day 2 – The guide to the perfect Christmas – tips tricks &recipes – day 2 of blogmas
- Blogmas day 3 – Hanukkah recipes – blogmas day 3
- Blogmas day 4 – Last minute Christmas gift ideas blogmas day 4
My other Holiday posts
- Tips & Tricks for easy/stress free traveling during the Holidays
- DIY Christmas Ornaments – one of a kind
- 12 days of Christmas DIY advent calendar
- Warm Foods for the Cold Weather
- Makeup gifts under $20 – gift guide
- DIY Christmas Home Decor
- Being cold this Winter is a thing of the past with these cold weather hacks!