This post is sponsored by Joan Of Arc Cheese but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
Dried Cranberry Brie Pinwheels feature puff pastry topped with chunks of buttery soft Joan Of Arc Brie and sweet dried cranberries.
Are you looking for an appetizer for your holiday get-togethers that tastes and looks great? Then look no further. Not only do these Dried Cranberry Brie Pinwheels look and taste delightful, they are easy to make. A win-win!
Now I know these may look difficult to make, but they are so easy! And you can’t go wrong with puff pastry and cheese. Am I right?!
For this recipe I chose to use Joan Of Arc Brie. It is creamy and delicious and pairs perfectly with dried cranberries. I have never been a big fan of raisins, but I love craisins! The first time I used them was last Christmas.
Brie pairs wonderfully with many fruits, so you could replace the dried cranberries with blackberries, raspberries, fig or even your favorite type of jam or fruit spread.
Not only can brie be used in many different appetizers it is also good in side dishes like mashed potatoes and main dishes like pasta.
Some of my recipes where brie can be used instead of what is called for in the recipe:
- Swap out the mozzarella for brie in this Italian Herbs and Cheese Spaghetti Squash.
- Swap out the goat cheese for brie in this Baby Greens Salad with Beets & Goat Cheese.
Tips for making Dried Cranberry Brie Pinwheels:
Let the puff pastry sit out on the counter for about 45 minutes, unfold it and place the cut up brie on it. I leave the brie in the fridge until I am ready to cut it up. It is not necessary to take it out ahead of time.
Then put the dried cranberries on top of the brie. I kind of push the brie and dried cranberries into the puff pastry a little bit. Then sprinkle with a little (1 tsp) sugar.
Roll the puff pastry up, starting on the short side. You may have to put some of the cheese and cranberries back into the roll.
Cut the roll in half, then in half again, then in half again. This is the best way to get even slices. I use a good sharp knife. Some people use unflavord dental floss, so you could give that a try if your knives aren’t sharp.
You will have to reshape the pinwheels because they get a little flat on the bottom. Again, you may have to tuck some of the cheese and cranberries into the pinwheels.
I line my baking pans with parchment paper. Parchment paper is great for baking so I always keep it on-hand, especially for holiday baking. I’m sure you could just use cooking spray if you don’t have parchment paper.
Dried Cranberry Brie Pinwheels
- 1 sheet puff pastry thawed
- 1/2 wheel of Joan Of Arc Brie Cheese 4 ounces
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- Preheat oven to 400°. Line rimmed baking pans I (at least 9 X 13) with parchment or spray with cooking spray.
- Remove rind from cheese and cut into small chunks, spread evenly over puff pastry.
- Spread dried cranberries over puff pastry.
- Sprinkle with sugar.
- Roll up puff pastry starting at one of the short sides.
- Cut into 16 slices.
- Bake for 17-19 minutes or until golden brown.
Recipe adapted from Taste Of Home.
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I bought Camembert instead of Brie . Would that work ok?
Mindy Boyd says
I think it would!
They look droolworthy! I love the idea of mixing brie and cranberries as the filling…I bet it would be great with some blue cheese too. Thanks for sharing, and have a great cookie season, Mindy!
Mindy Boyd says
I really love the brie, but bleu cheese would definitely work too! Thanks, Angie