When it comes to holiday entertaining, the first thing that comes to mind is food! I love having a good start to the meal- something that will tide people over, but also remind them of the season… the love, the thanks, all the joy. I know that the holiday recipe that brings my friends coming back is my Crescent-Wrapped Brie with Cranberries and Pecans. Thanks to #CollectiveBias, I can share my holiday go-to dish with you! It’s simple and sure to be a crowd pleaser!
To prepare for my dish, I headed to Price Chopper to gather all the holiday necessities (thankfully they’re in Connecticut, so I was able to grab some adult beverages all in one stop!). I wanted to keep my holiday spread light, as the cheese is pretty heavy, so I picked up my favorite Lindsay Olives- buttery and salty goodness, some carrots, grapes and crackers to round out the finger pickings. Carrots and grapes for a nice veggie and fruit pairing (carrots are pretty sweet, too!), and the salty deliciousness of the olives- which also go great with brie!
For my brie, I got my Pillsbury™ crescent rolls, whole berry cranberry sauce, pecans and brie (of course), before picking up other essentials for a good party, like fancy seltzer!
I made my plate up, using my wedding china pattern (see Mom, I use it!) and set it aside while I got to my cranberry brie.
- 1 can Pillsbury refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
- 8oz. round brie
- 3T whole berry cranberry sauce
- 1T chopped pecans
- 1 egg, beaten
- Olive oil
- Heat oven to 350°F
- Make a thin layer of olive oil on a cookie sheet and set aside
- Unroll dinner rolls and separate into 2 sections- press dough to form 2 squares, making sure perforations are sealed
- Cut the corners off both dough squares, placing one round onto the cookie sheet. (Save the excess dough)
- Cut the cheese round crosswise and place one half on the dough.
- Spread cranberry sauce over the cheese and sprinkle with pecans.
- Place the other half of the cheese on top.
- Bring the dough from underneath up around the sides of the cheese, pressing and pinching as you go.
- Place the other half of the dough over the cheese and press evenly around.
- Lightly brush dough with egg.
- Cut small shapes from the remaining dough with small cookie cutters,
- Place cutouts on top of the wrapped cheese, and brush with egg.
- Bake for 20-30 minutes (until golden brown), and cool 15 minutes before serving.
- For extra kick, place fruit around cheese for serving, or top with beautiful, fresh cranberries!
What’s your favorite holiday recipe?