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Crowd-Pleasing Cranberry and Brie Tarts


Posted: November 11

Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 12 servings

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Crowd-Pleasing Cranberry and Brie Tarts certainly live up to the hype; your Thanksgiving crowd will be gobbling them up the instant they see them! Surrounded by a rich, pillowy puff pastry crust, each pastry features intensely sweet and tart fruit flavors paired with the buttery, creamy richness of brie cheese. Crowd-Pleasing Cranberry and Brie Tarts walk the line between appetizer and dessert, so you'll find new opportunities to make them! Just try not to eat them all!


Ingredients

1 tablespoon salted butter, melted
2 cups cranberries
2 tablespoons brown sugar, plus more to taste
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 sheets (1 box) frozen puff pastry, thawed
1/3 cup fig preserves
2 (8-ounce) wheels of brie cheese, each cut into 12 slices, with rind on
1 egg, beaten
coarse sugar, optional, for sprinkling
thyme, optional, for serving

Directions

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

Step 2

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Step 3

In a medium bowl, combine the butter, cranberries, brown sugar, and cinnamon.

Step 4

Cut each sheet of the puff pastry into 6 equal rectangles.

Step 5

Spread about a tablespoon of fig preserves on each rectangle, leaving a 1/4-inch border around the edges.

Step 6

Place 2 slices of the brie on top of the spread fig preserves.

Step 7

Top the brie with the sugared cranberries, pressing them in slightly to adhere them.

Step 8

Fold the edges of the puff pastry so it encircles and encloses the brie.

Step 9

Brush the edges of the puff pastry with the beaten egg. Sprinkle the edges with coarse sugar.

Step 10

Bake the puff pastries until the brie is melted and the puff pastry is golden brown, about 15-20 minutes.

Step 11

Remove the pastries from the oven and top with thyme.

Step 12

Serve warm!


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