Here is another item to add to your evening of entertainment for the holiday season. It is easy, light and extremely yummy.
- 1 red delicious apple, cored and diced
- 1 granny smith apple, cored and diced
- 2 tbsp. finely chopped shallot
- 4 tbsp. sugar
- 2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 tsp. freshly ground ginger
- 8 oz. fresh cranberries
- 1/2 pkg. frozen puff pastry
- 1 large egg, beaten
- 4 oz. Brie cheese, rind removed
To make the sauce, combine all the ingredients up to the puff pastry in a saucepan. Over high heat, bring to a boil and reduce the temperature, simmering until the cranberries have popped and it becomes thickened. Let cool completely and set aside.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchement paper. Roll the pastry out on a floured surface to approx. a 10 inch square. Cut into 2 inch squares. Brush with the beaten egg and refrigerate for about 10 minutes. Remove from the refrigerator and place in the oven, baking until it becomes golden in colour and risen (12-15 minutes).
Remove from the oven, top with a piece of cheese and place back in the oven for the cheeseto melt. Remove and top with a tsp. of the cranberry/apple sauce.
OMG It is so delicious. No one will want to leave your house. Oh yeah, have chilled white wine and decanted red wine available. We have found, with all the treats to eat, and setting out the wine for people to serve themselves..no one, not one person has ever over-indulged in the wine department…the food? That is another matter.