Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins
From November 2007 Holiday Appetizers & Mini Desserts cookbook from Pillsbury.
- 1 (8 ounce) brie round
- 1 medium apple, peeled and chopped
- 1⁄4 cup dried cherries
- 1⁄4 cup sugar
- 1⁄2 cup water
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1⁄4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon orange juice
- 1⁄4 cup walnuts, chopped
- 1 (8 ounce) can refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
- With sharp knife, carefully remove rind from cheese. Wrap cheese in plastic wrap; freeze 30 minutes.
- Meanwhile, in 1-quart saucepan, heat apple, cherries, sugar and 1/4 cup of the water to boiling. Reduce heat to low; simmer 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until fruit is tender.
- In small bowl, mix cornstarch, cinnamon, remaining 1/4 cup water and orange juice until well blended. Add to apple mixture, stirring constantly. Simmer 2 to 3 minutes or until sauce thickens. Remove from heat; stir in walnuts.
- Heat oven to 375°F Line 15x10x1-inch pan with foil. On foil in pan, unroll dough into 1 large rectangle (if using crescent rolls, firmly press perforations to seal). Press into 11x9-inch rectangle. Cut 11x3-inch strip from 1 side of rectangle; set aside.
- Cut cheese round horizontally to make 2 rounds. Place cheese rounds next to each other in center of dough rectangle. Roll sides of dough up next to cheese, forming a rim around cheese. Top cheese evenly with apple mixture. Cut remaining strip of dough into 6 (1/2-inch wide) strips. Place 3 strips lengthwise across cheese. Cut remaining strips in half; place across other strips to make lattice; press edges to seal, tucking under if necessary. Fold foil edges up about 1 inch from dough; pinch corners of foil together.
- Bake uncovered 30 minutes. Cover with foil; bake about 5 minutes longer or until golden brown and cheese is softened. Let stand 10 minutes. To serve, cut in half lengthwise, then into crosswise strips. Serve warm.
This recipe was so good. Everyone enjoyed it, even someone who swore they "hated brie" ! She devoured the most before asking me "what kind of cheese is this?" Before cutting the cheese round horizontally , I ran my knife under hot water, then dried it off. This was the first time I made a lattice crust, it was very easy, not all of the weaving. I added 1 tablespoon of Grand Marnier in step 3 (along with the OJ) just for more depth in flavor. I will definitely be making this again! Thanks for posting ms_bold!