By Kim L. Fritzemeier
KFRM Central Kansas Reporter
Farm Wife along the Stafford/Reno County Line
1 8-oz. round Brie cheese
3 tbsp. whole berry cranberry sauce or cranberry chutney
1 tbsp. chopped pecans
1 egg, beaten
Fruit - Grapes, apples, pears, etc. - washed and sliced
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray cookie sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Unroll crescent roll dough. Separate dough crosswise into two sections. Press dough to form two squares, firmly pressing perforations to seal. Cut corners off both dough squares and reserve to use for cutouts. Place one dough round on cookie sheet.
Cut cheese crosswise into two equal parts. Place bottom half of cheese on center of dough circle on cookie sheet. Spread cranberry sauce over cheese. Sprinkle with chopped pecans. Top with remaining cheese half. Bring dough up around side of cheese, pressing and pinching the dough.
With small cookie or canape cutter, cut shapes from reserved corners of dough; set aside. Place remaining dough on top of cheese round. Press dough evenly around side of cheese, sealing well. Brush dough with beaten egg. Top with cutouts; brush with additional beaten egg.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 30 minutes or until deep golden brown. Cool 15 minutes before serving.
To serve, place warm, pastry-wrapped cheese on platter. Arrange fruit and crackers around cheese. Serves about 12.
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Strawberry Dip with Cinnamon-Sugar Chips (and/or fruit)
Or revamp these little treats, using the team colors for the Packers or Steelers.
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