Pear & Cranberry Brie en Croute

9 Aug

This is Part 2 of a 2 part Brie en Croute extravaganza {Part 1 can be found here:  Garlic & Mushroom Brie en Croute}.

pear and cranberry brie wrap

As I mentioned in Part 1, my husband is a fan of buying in bulk.  So, to prevent a massive spoilage of Brie in our home, I got creative with the cheese and came up with two options:  one sweet, one savory.  This is the sweet version…

Pear & Cranberry Brie en Croute{Gina’s Take}

I was making this up as I went along, so I kept it super simple and it turned out to have a nice light, summery taste to it.  Ultimately, this recipe is super flexible…so if you like cranberries…add more…like more honey…keep drizzling.

I peeled the fresh pear with a vegetable peeler and to get super thin slices of pear, I used the peeler on the flesh too – it worked perfectly.  The cranberries were nothing fancy – they were really just the first ones I saw in the produce section at the market.  And, though I have an embarrassingly large collection of honeys, I used one of my tried and true favorites, orange blossom honey.  I used the Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry as I did before since it worked beautifully.  Since I was using honey and was going with a “sweet” theme, I made an attempt of using the scraps to make it look like a bee hive.  {I tried anyway…ha!}

{Pretty Little Tip}

No dried cranberries in the cupboard?  Use dried cherries instead – they are a great sweet substitute!

Pear & Cranberry Brie en Croute
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Recipe type: Appetizer
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Serves: 6
 
Ingredients
  • FILLING:
  • 2 Tbsp fresh pear, very thinly sliced (flesh only, no peel)
  • ½ - 1 Tbsp dried cranberries, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp honey
  • BRIE EN CROUTE:
  • 2 Tbsp flour
  • 1 puff pastry
  • 6-8 oz Brie cheese round, rind trimmed off
  • EGG WASH:
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbsp water
Instructions
  1. Place the the cranberries and pear in the center of the pastry.
  2. Drizzle with honey and stack the Brie on top of the honey, cranberries, and pear.
  3. Fold pastry over cheese, trimming the excess (you can use that to decorate if you wish)
  4. Lightly coat the pastry seams with egg wash to seal and flip the wrapped Brie, seam side down.
  5. Optional: Decorate the top with the puff pastry scraps.
  6. Brush egg wash over the entire wrapped Brie.
  7. Bake in a 400F preheated oven for 25 minutes.
  8. Let stand for 15-20 minutes before serving as the Brie will be very hot and viscous.

 

One Response to “Pear & Cranberry Brie en Croute”

  1. Carrie Pacini August 9, 2014 at 6:44 pm #

    This brie en croute looks very tasty!

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