Brie en Croûte with Cherries and Pistachios

Brie en Croûte with Cherries and Pistachios

Serves 6 to 10

This festive Brie can be served as a dessert or appetizer with Champagne or a semi-dry Riesling.

Ingredients: 
  • 17 1/2 ounces frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 1 (400-gram) wheel Brie
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries, (plus a few extra for garnish)
  • 1/4 cup cherry preserves
  • 1 tablespoon brandy or cognac, (optional)
  • 1/2 cup shelled pistachios, (plus a few extra for garnish), lightly toasted
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten with 1 teaspoon water (optional)
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Method: 

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Lay puff pastry flat on a non-stick or parchment-lined baking sheet or pie pan. Slice wheel of Brie in half horizontally to create two thinner Brie rounds. Place one Brie round (rind-side down) onto pastry dough. In a small bowl, mix together cherries, preserves and brandy. Spread evenly over Brie and scatter pistachios on top. Place other Brie round (rind-side up) over filling. Fold pastry edges up over Brie, and press together to seal. Flip entire package so that the seam is underneath. Brush top with egg wash if desired.

Bake 15 to 20 minutes, until pastry is golden brown. Let cool 5 minutes before serving. Garnish sparingly with additional toasted pistachios and dried cherries.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:420 calories (250 from fat), 28g total fat, 11g saturated fat, 60mg cholesterol, 500mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (3g dietary fiber, 10g sugar), 15g protein
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