Crispy little phyllo "purses" encase morsels of buttery baked Brie in this hors d'oeuvre. Scoop up some of the tangy-sweet cranberry chutney with each nibble of the cheese of a delectable contrast in taste and texture.

Recipe by Cooking Light July 2010


Recipe Summary

Yield: 6 appetizer servings


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  • Combine sugar and juice drink in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. Add cranberries and next 6 ingredients; return to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes or until thickened, stirring often. Cool completely (mixture will thicken as it cools).

  • Place 1 sheet phyllo on a damp towel; brush with butter. Layer a second and third sheet on top of the first, brushing each with butter. (Set remaining 3 sheets aside, covering with a damp towel to prevent drying out.)

  • Cut phyllo in half lengthwise; cut each half crosswise into thirds, forming 6 squares. Place 2 pieces of Brie in center of each square. Gather corners of phyllo squares over Brie, and twist gently, forming a bundle. Place bundles on a lightly greased baking sheet. Repeat procedure with remaining phyllo, butter, and Brie.

  • Bake at 375° for 13 minutes or until golden. Place 2 bundles on each of 6 individual serving plates, and serve hot with cranberry chutney.

Chef's Notes

Note: Serve leftover chutney with roast chicken, pork, or ham.