BAKED BRIE WITH RASPBERRY PRESERVES
Nothing says party quite like a baked brie... A warm, cozy, delicious, baked brie is sure to be a crowd pleaser. There are so many variations on the dish it may be hard to narrow down the choices. We selected this recipe from Pillsbury because it's easy to make with bright, nutty flavors. Cheers!
Prep 15 minutes
Total 55 minutes
1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated Crescent Dough Sheet
1/2 cup raspberry or strawberry preserves
1/3 cup sliced almonds, toasted
1 round (12 to 13 oz) Brie cheese
2 cinnamon sticks (3 inch)
Assorted crackers, baguette slices, or apple slices, as desired
Heat oven to 375°F. Unroll dough and roll into 12x8-inch rectangle. Trim dough to 10x8- inch rectangle; reserve dough scraps. Spread 1/4 cup of the preserves in 6-inch circle on center of dough rectangle; sprinkle with almonds. Place cheese on center of dough; spread with remaining 1/4 cup preserves. Press dough evenly around cheese and press to seal completely.
Turn pastry-wrapped cheese upside down onto ungreased cookie sheet. Brush top of pastry with water. With small owl-shaped cookie cutter, cut shape from dough scraps. Arrange cutout on top of pastry. Add cinnamon sticks for branches.
Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 15 minutes. Serve warm with crackers. Store any remaining Brie in refrigerator.