Monday, January 18, 2010

Crescent-Wrapped Cranberry Brie

1 can Crescent dinner rolls
1 round 8 oz. Brie cheese
3-4 T. apricot preserves
1/4-1/3 c. dried cranberries
1-2 T. slivered or sliced almonds or pecans
1 egg, beaten
1 pear, unpeeled and sliced
1 red apple, unpeeled and sliced
clusters of red and green grapes

Preheat oven to 350. Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray.

Unroll dough, separate crosswise into 2 sections. Press dough to make 2 squares, firmly pressing perferations to seal. Cut cheese crosswise into 2 equal layers. Place bottom half of cheese on center of dough circle on cookie sheet. Spoon apricot preserves over cheese, sprinkle dried cranberries and almonds over preserves. Top with remaining cheese half. Bring dough up and around side of cheese. Place remaining dough on top of cheese round. Press dough evenly around side of cheese--pinching and pressing dough to seal. Brush dough with beaten egg.
Bake 20-30 minutes, or until deep golden brown. Cool 15 minutes before serving. To serve, place warm pastry wrapped cheese on platter. Arrange fruit around cheese.

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