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Dried Cherries, Pecans & Rosemary Brie en Croute

Thaw: 40 minutes
Prep: 15 minutes
Bake: 25 minutes
Stand: 45 minutes

Serves: 14

It's easy to impress your guests with this elegant appetizer that features creamy Brie cheese topped with an unexpected combination of sweet and savory ingredients, all wrapped up in flaky puff pastry.

ingredients

1 egg
1 tbsp. water
1/3 cup dried cherry, softened
1/4 cup chopped toasted pecans
1/4 cup honey
1/2 tsp. chopped fresh rosemary leaves
1/2 of a 17.3-ounce package Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry Sheets (1 sheet), thawed
1 (15-ounce) Brie cheese round
1 pkg. (13 ounces) Pepperidge Farm® Cracker Favorites

directions

Heat the oven to 400°F.  Beat the egg and water in a small bowl with a fork or whisk.  Stir the cherries, pecans, honey and rosemary in a small bowl.

Unfold the pastry sheet on a lightly floured surface. Roll the pastry sheet into a 14-inch square.  Cut off the corners to make a circle.  Spoon the cherry mixture in the center of the circle.  Top with the cheese.  Brush the edge of the circle with the egg mixture.  Fold the pastry up over the cheese to cover.  Trim the excess pastry and press to seal.  Brush the seam with the egg mixture.  Place seam-side down onto a baking sheet.  Decorate the top with the pastry scraps and additional rosemary, if desired.  Brush with the egg mixture.

Bake for 25 minutes or until the pastry is golden brown. Let stand for 45 minutes.  Serve with the crackers.

Ingredient Note: To soften the cherries, stir the cherries and 1/2 cup hot water in a small bowl.  Let stand for 1 minute. Drain the cherries and pat dry.

Dried Cherries, Pecans & Rosemary Brie en Croute