Witch's Purse

Witch's PurseRecipe
Keep it simple by preparing just about everything ahead of time.
8 Servings

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1 sheet frozen puff pastry (half of a 17.3 oz. package)
1 (8 oz.) wheel of Brie
1/4 cup apricot jam
1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted
1 egg, beaten with 1 Tbsp. water
Kumquats and clusters of grapes, for garnish


Defrost sheet of puff pastry at room temperature for about 20 minutes. Preheat oven to 375°F. Unfold pastry.

Center Brie on pastry sheet. Spread jam over cheese. Sprinkle evenly with almonds. Bring corners of sheet together above Brie and twist gently to form a bundle. Tie gathered pastry at neck with kitchen twine. Chill in refrigerator for 15 minutes.

Place Witch's Purse on a parchment-lined baking sheet and brush lightly with beaten egg. Bake until pastry is golden all over, 25 to 30 minutes. Place on a platter garnished with fresh kumquats and grapes, if desired. Let sit 10 to 15 minutes before serving; let guests cut wedges.

Created date

October 2005

Nutritional Information

Calories 282
Fat 19 g
Satfat 5 g
Protein 10 g
Carbohydrate 18 g
Fiber 1 g
Cholesterol 55 mg
Sodium 331 mg