Cranberry Brie en Croûte

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“En croûte” simply means encased in pastry, a delicious way to present a whole Brie on a special occasion.

Tags: Intermediate, 30 mins, Appetizer & Hors d'Oeuvres, Cheese, Rice & Grains, Baking, For the Holidays, New Years, Vegetarian
Serves: 10
Skill level: Intermediate
Prep time: 30  minutes
Cooking time: 20  minutes
Total: 50  minutes

Additional Information


1 sheet PC Butter Puff Pastry , thawed
1 pkg (450 g) PC Double Cream Brie
1/4 cup (50 mL) PC Cranberry Orange Sauce
1 egg, beaten
1 PC French Baguette


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. On top of baking sheet, unroll pastry and parchment so parchment lines baking sheet. Carefully cut away and discard top rind of Brie, about 1/8-inch (3 mm); place Brie in centre of puff pastry. Top Brie with sauce. Bring one corner of pastry up over Brie; brush this section of pastry with egg. Bring opposite corner of pastry up to overlap first corner; brush with egg. Bring remaining two corners of pastry up over top, overlapping sides. Gently press pastry overlap to seal in Brie. Brush whole package with egg. With sharp knife, make four 1/2-inch (1 cm) vents in top of pastry.
  3. Bake in centre of oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until pastry is golden. Let rest for 10 minutes. Garnish with orange slices and cranberries, if desired. Serve with sliced baguette. Serve with additional cranberry sauce, if desired.



Chef's Tips

Assemble earlier in day and refrigerate. Brush with egg wash and cut vents just before baking. Bake until golden.

Nutritional Information

Calories 320 Cal
Fat 17 g
Sodium 480 mg
Carbohydrate 30 g
Fibre 2 g
Protein 12 g