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Golden puff pastry wreath filled with sweet cranberry sauce, oozy Brie cheese and pistachios is a fantastic addition to your holiday cheese board.

 

Today it’s all panic stations over here at Casa Ryder. We are leaving for our Summer holiday in only a few days and as is normally the case, we’ve left so much to do last minute. So while I’m writing this, I am actually freaking out at the amount of items on my to-do list. And obviously instead of just doing them, I’m watching YouTube videos and sorting out my make-up drawer. Sigh.

Cranberry and brie puff pastry wreath

Anyway, enough of that. We’re continuing the festive cheer today with this GORGEOUS cranberry and brie puff pastry wreath. Listen, if there’s one recipe to make during the holidays, it’s this one. There’s a reason this video has been viewed more then 2 million times on Facebook!  The buttery, golden pastry with the sweet cranberries, melty brie cheese and crunchy pistachios is just such a lovely addition to your cheeseboard and will make an awesome appetizer or starter.

And isn’t it just the prettiest thing you’ve ever seen? I love this technique of making a wreath and you can bet your bottom dollar, you’ll be seeing a lot more of this on Simply Delicious in the future. But for now I’m going to leave you to go gather all these ingredients and get baking because honestly, once you taste this, you’ll want to make it again and again!

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Cranberry and brie puff pastry wreath
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Cranberry and Brie puff pastry wreath
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
Golden puff pastry wreath filled with sweet cranberry sauce, oozy Brie cheese and pistachios is a fantastic addition to your holiday cheese board.
Course: Appetizer, Cheese, Christmas, Vegetarian
Servings: 4 -6
Author: Alida Ryder
Ingredients
  • 1 sheet puff pastry thawed
  • 2-3 tablespoons cranberry sauce
  • 200 g Brie cheese sliced
  • 2 tablespoons pistachio nuts roughly chopped
  • 1 egg beaten
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 200ºC/400ºF and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Roll the pastry out to around 5mm thick and cut a large circle out of the pastry.

  3. Lay the pastry on the prepared baking sheet.

  4. Mark a circle with a medium-sized bowl and with a sharp knife, cut 4 cuts into the center circle. (As demonstrated in the video.)

  5. Spread the cranberry sauce around the center "star" then top with the Brie and pistachios.
  6. Bring one point of the center star over the filling as well as bringing the outer edge of pastry inwards. Press the two together and continue until you have a wreath.
  7. Brush with beaten egg then place in the oven and allow to bake for 15 minutes until golden brown and cooked through.
  8. Remove from the oven, allow to rest for 5 minutes then slice and serve.

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  • Joseph N
    Reply

    It looks delicious. I will prepare it for this Xmas.

  • Cyndy
    Reply

    Do you leave the rind on the brie or take it off?

    • Alida Ryder
      Reply

      I left it on but you could definitely take it off if you preferred.

  • Tracy
    Reply

    Would pecans or walnuts work?

  • Elizabeth
    Reply

    Could you substitute almonds?

  • megs
    Reply

    I just made this for my friendsgiving this past weekend, in the US. For other US people, please use google for any conversions you need, it’s 400F and about 12.7 ounces of Brie or about 3/4 of a typical full circle of Brie you would buy. I also used prepared frozen puff pastry that was in a square and just cut off the corners to make it circle-ish. Since you fold up the edges it’s forgiving on appearance, but for the inner circle I used the top of a ziploc container to imprint and it worked wonderfully. Overall, it looked great and tasted great, this is a keeper for future events. I should mention I made my own cranberry/apple sauce from fresh ingredients.

  • Mary
    Reply

    I need to cook this in advance to take to a party, but I don’t want to burden my hostess. It’s seems like something that needs to beserved warm though -yes? Can you recommend an easy way to heat it up? Would hanging out at room temp for a little bit work?
    It may not work for this event….

    • Alida Ryder
      Reply

      Room temp would be fine. It’s lovely when warm but it’s just as good at room temp.

  • Kristi
    Reply

    Make sure to convert to Farenheit…or you will get a big blob of goo

    • Alida Ryder
      Reply

      Yes, all my recipes are in Centigrade/Celsius as is stated in the recipe section.

  • Lisa
    Reply

    Hi! This looks amazing! If I make it ahead of time, should I put the egg wash and salt on when I prepare it, or right before I bake it?

    • Alida Ryder
      Reply

      Yes, I would egg wash it just before baking.

  • Carol
    Reply

    What kind of cranberry did you use?

  • Cindy
    Reply

    This looks so insanely good. This is on the list for next week as I am hosting Thanksgiving. My hubby will be gushing over this.

  • Judy
    Reply

    This sounds yummy…I made cranberry pepper jam recently and was just thinking it would be fun to try using some with this recipe.

  • Sharon
    Reply

    Need oven temp in F not C, please

  • Suzanne
    Reply

    Has anyone made this substituting cranberry pepper jelly for cranberry sauce? I think it would be amazing.

  • Stephanie Crum
    Reply

    What herb did you use for the garnish??

  • Michelle
    Reply

    I get a bit stuck on details.. can you help with approximate size of full circle and inner circle?

    • Alida Ryder
      Reply

      The full circle is probably 20-30 cm in diameter and the inner circle around 10cm.

  • Sharon
    Reply

    My puff pastry came frozen in a roll. I have to thaw the whole package to get the individual sheets. However one sheet looks way to thin ? Would you suggest I used a couple of sheets to get it thick enough ? If so how many ???

    • Sharon
      Reply

      Just realized I bought phyllo instead of puff. Going to go out and try to find puff. Would it still work with phyllo though as the package now thawed ??????

    • Sydney Charnley
      Reply

      Hey, we USA folk don’t speak metric, lol! Can you give measurements in inches instead? Even if guesstimated . . . And thanks for your mercy . . .

  • Anell Roos
    Reply

    Hi Alida,

    I’m a Saffa living in the Netherlands and I would love to make this wreath for Christmas, however, I’ve hit a snag. Finding a roll of puff pastry here in NL is very difficult, and I have only been able to find square pieces of pastry roughly 12x12cm. Can I still use these sheets and how would you recommend folding them? Individual portions sound great, but I would like to do it correctly then. Secondly, is cranberry compote a good substitute for cranberry sauce because that’s all I can find.

    Thank you, and love your blog! (Made a roast chicken a while back – scrumptious!)

    • Alida Ryder
      Reply

      you could try to do mini wreaths? It’s a bit tricky since the pastry you’re using is already so small. Otherwise, if you’re not too bothered about the wreath shape and you just want the flavours, I suggest placing a little of all the ingredients in the center of each square of pastry and just folding the corners in to create a Danish pastry of sorts.

    • Candice
      Reply

      This finally hit my feed! If you have access to plain cranberries, it’s easy to make your own sauce. A flavor tip – I use orange juice in place of water, and toss in a cinnamon stick. I never have leftovers!

  • Brenda Sutherland
    Reply

    can this be made ahead and cooked later ?

    • Alida Ryder
      Reply

      Yup, just cover it with cling and place in the fridge.

    • Sydney Charnley
      Reply

      Another posibility, if it’s available in Netherlands, would be croissant dough, pre-packaged in round cardboard cannisters in the refrigerated section. In the USA, this product is used extensively to make various stuffed wreaths. It won’t have the exact same light flakiness of the puff pastry, but I believe the results would be satisfactory . . .

  • Alison
    Reply

    Is there a particular brand of cranberry sauce used? The one in the video looks much thinner than the canned one I typically use. Or do you heat it up to melt it a bit?

  • Terry Giblin
    Reply

    Is the temp correct?!….200 degrees doesn’t sound right??!!….
    I live in Canada…200 would only be a warming oven!

    • Alida Ryder
      Reply

      Yep, it’s 200 degrees Celsius.

    • Dolores
      Reply

      200 degrees C = 400 degrees F
      Many conversion tables online.

  • Bethany Hemblade
    Reply

    hello! this looks amazing….do you think it would work with gluten free puff pastry?
    thanks! x

    • Alida Ryder
      Reply

      I’ve never worked with gluten free puff before but I don’t see why it wouldn’t work.

  • Edenpassante
    Reply

    Yum! Love brie and cranberry together! What a beautiful centerpiece for a holiday party too!

    • Alida Ryder
      Reply

      Thanks so much. Cranberry and Brie are just a match made in heaven aren’t they?

  • Laura | Tutti Dolci
    Reply

    I just adore this wreath! What a perfectly festive (and delicious!) appetizer for the holiday season!

    • Alida Ryder
      Reply

      Thanks so much Laura. It’s one of my favourite recipes I’ve done this year.

  • Cathy
    Reply

    this needs to happen for my Christmas Eve gathering. Puff, cheese and cranberries…you’re speaking my language. I know just how you’re feeling looking at that to-do list. The mad scramble before the trip is nuts. Have the best time!

  • Sarah Mould
    Reply

    Pertty and easy – what’s not to like? Will be ideal for my vegetarians at Christmas.

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