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Witch's Purse

Yield 8 Servings
Keep it simple by preparing just about everything ahead of time.

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutrition Information

  • calories 282
  • fat 19 g
  • satfat 5 g
  • protein 10 g
  • carbohydrate 18 g
  • fiber 1 g
  • cholesterol 55 mg
  • sodium 331 mg

How to Make It

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.