Indulge your senses with the exquisite flavors of our Apple Cranberry Brie Braided Wreath—a culinary masterpiece that combines the sweet, tart notes of delicious apples and cranberries with the rich, creamy goodness of Brie cheese, all encased in a beautifully braided, golden pastry.
Preheat the oven based on your puff pastry package’s instructions. 400-425F. Line 1-2 rimmed half sheet pan with parchment paper and set aside.
In a bowl, place the Lucky Leaf Apple Fruit Filling and, with a sharp knife, rough chop up the pieces of apples into smaller pieces.
Unroll 1 sheet of puff pastry on a lightly floured piece of parchment. Place 1/2 - 3/4 cup of Lucky Leaf Apple Fruit Filling on half of puff pastry (short side). Gently spread it out until it’s 1/4" from the edges.
Scatter half of the brie on top of the apple filling. Sprinkle on half of the cranberries. Using a thin offset spatula, make 3 rows (you’ll be cutting 4 strips) in the apple filling. If any brie or cranberries fall into the empty place, just move them out of the way. Fold the other half of the puff pastry over top and seal the edges. Using a pizza cutter, cut between “rows” to make 4 strips.
Starting at one end of a row, gently pick up and twist until half of the row is twisted. Set it down and pick up the opposite end of the row and twist. Form it into a circle and transfer to the prepared baking pan. If needed re-shape to form a wreath. Repeat until 4 wreaths are created.
Brush each wreath with the beaten egg, sprinkle with sanding sugar and nestle in a few cranberries on top. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown. Some brie will ooze out and caramelize the edges during baking.
When done, remove from the oven and if need be, use an offset spatula to gently scoop up and drizzle the melted brie over top. They will be very hot and delicate. Using a thin metal spatula, immediately transfer them to a clean piece of parchment paper or a Silpat mat to cool for 15 minutes and then to a cooling rack to cool completely. That 15 minutes allows the cheese to ‘set’. Plate, garnish with rosemary sprigs and extra cranberries.
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