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Recipe by MyRecipes October 2005

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Recipe Summary

Yield:
8 Servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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

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  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

282 calories; fat 19g; saturated fat 5g; protein 10g; carbohydrates 18g; fiber 1g; cholesterol 55mg; sodium 331mg.
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