Apple-Brie Braid with Almonds
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This is an old Cooking Light recipe I first made in 2000 and it's a good one.

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Recipe By :Cooking Light Magazine. December 1999. Page: 178.

1 loaf (1-pound) frozen white bread dough
2 tablespoons butter or stick margarine, divided
4 cups finely chopped peeled Granny Smith apple
(about 1-1/4 pounds)
1/2 cup packed brown sugar, divided
3 tablespoons chopped slivered almonds
Cooking spray
4 ounces Brie cheese
1 teaspoon all-purpose flour

If Brie isn't the cheese for you, substitute your favorite
kind. Cheddar, smoked gouda, or Swiss also would be nice.

1. Thaw dough in refrigerator 12 hours.

2. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a medium nonstick skillet over
medium-high heat. Add apples; saute 10 minutes. Add 1/4 cup
brown sugar; cook 5 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in

3. Roll dough into a 15 x 12-inch rectangle on a lightly
floured surface. Place on a baking sheet coated with cooking
spray. Spread apple mixture lengthwise down center of dough.
Remove rind from cheese; cube. Arrange cheese on top of apple
mixture. Make diagonal cuts, 1-1/2 inches apart, on opposite
sides of filling to within 1/2 inch of filling. Fold strips
alternately over filling from each side, overlapping at an
angle. Cover and let rise in a warm place (85 degrees), free
from drafts 1-1/2 hours or until doubled in size.

4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

5. Combine 1/4 cup brown sugar and flour in a medium bowl; cut
in 1 tablespoon butter with a pastry blender or 2 knives until
combined. Sprinkle over top of loaf. Bake at 350 degrees for
30 minutes or until golden. Yield: 16 servings (serving size: 1 slice).
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  Re: Apple-Brie Braid with Almonds by cjs (This is an old Cooki...)
Don't tell me. Not only did you have that beautiful bread for brunch, but this and champagne. (One annoying thing about puts codes at the end of the post instead of where you have your cursor.)

Funny you should post this. I picked up a book from the store yesterday, that on flipping through looked interesting. Here's one recipe I'm thinking of trying out for the holidays. There's also a Caramelized Pear and Gruyere Torta and a Spinach and Sun-dried Tomato Torta I'm getting ready to type in to MC9. Don't those sound YUMMY?!?!

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Cranberry Brie Wrapped in Phyllo

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Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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35 1/4 ounces Brie
12 sheets phyllo dough -- thawed (9X14 inch)
1/2 cup butter -- melted and divided
1 cup cranberry sauce -- whole berry style
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/4 cup pecans -- chopped

Preheat oven to 225 degrees.

Trim rind from top of Brie, set aide. Discard rind.

Line a large baking sheet with heavy-duty aluminum foil. Place 2 sheets of phyllo on foil, overlapping to make a 14 inch square. (Keep remaining phyllo covered.) Brush phyllo with melted butter. Repeat procedure for remaining phyllo (2 sheets at a time) and butter, reserving 1/4 cup butter.

Place Brie in center of phylo. Make shallow indentations in top of Brie with a fork at 1/2 inch intervals. Pour remaining butter over Brie.

Spread cranberry sauce over top of Brie. Sprinkle evenly with brown sugar and pecans.

Fold phyllo up over edges of Brie and crimp edges of Brie to hold phyllo in place while baking.

Bake for 20, minutes, or until phyllo is lightly browned. Let cool for 20 minutes. Remove foil. Serve with gingersnaps and green-apple slices.

"Parties from Taste of the South page 63"

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  Re: Re: Apple-Brie Braid with Almonds by Gourmet_Mom (Don't tell me. Not ...)
It sure does look good - duly copied.

No, no brunch today - not after yesterday's pig out! I'm just cleaning and finding old recipes I haven't thot of in years.
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  Re: Re: Apple-Brie Braid with Almonds by cjs (It sure does look go...)
When I was looking at the apple-brie braid recipe, the first thing I thought of was to do it with puff pastry. What a great looking recipe. When we visit our daughter at college we like to go to this little restaurant that serves grilled brie and apple sandwiches. They are also the ones that gave me the idea for Guiness floats.

Everything tastes better Alfresco!
  Re: Apple-Brie Braid with Almonds by cjs (This is an old Cooki...)
Jean, that sounds fabulous. How did you serve it, brunch, appetizer, snack?

Theresa, I like the idea of puff pastry.
Practice safe lunch. Use a condiment.
  Re: Re: Apple-Brie Braid with Almonds by Lorraine (Jean, that sounds fa...)
with a brunch....and of course champagne...
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