Witch's Purse - W

Recipe by Nana Lee

Another Wally recipe. This is an appetizer of brie and other goodies.

Top Review by lmaiorana

This was so good and easy to make. I doubled the recipe, which I will not do next time. It came out a bit mushy, so I had to put it back in the oven longer. Huge hit at our party though!!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry (half of a 17.3 oz package)
  • 1 (8 ounce) brie round
  • 14 cup apricot jam
  • 14 cup sliced almonds, toasted
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • kumquat, for garnish
  • grapes, clusters (to garnish)


  1. Defrost sheet of puff pastry at room temperature for about 20 minutes. Unfold pastry.
  2. Preheat oven to 375°F
  3. Center Brie on pastry sheet.
  4. Spread jam over cheese.
  5. Sprinkle evenly with almonds.
  6. Bring corners of sheet together above Brie and twist gently to form a bundle.
  7. Tie gathered pastry at neck with kitchen twine.
  8. Chill in refrigerator for 15 minutes.
  9. Beat egg with water.
  10. Place Witch's Purse on a parchment-lined baking sheet and brush lightly with beaten egg .
  11. Bake until pastry is golden all over, 25 to 30 minutes.
  12. Place on a platter garnished with fresh kumquats and grapes, if desired.
  13. Let sit 10 to 15 minutes before serving; let guests cut wedges.

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