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Baked Camembert with Fruit Appetizer

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Baked camembert with pears and cranberries is a luscious, elegant hors d'oeuvers. Serve this elegant appetizer accompanied with an assortment of crackers to your guest.
  Frozen puff pastry sheet 1 , thawed
  Eggs 1 Large
  Water 1 Tablespoon
  Pear 1 Large, sliced
  Butter 2 Tablespoon
  Firmly packed light brown sugar 3 Tablespoon
  Dried cranberries 2 Tablespoon
  Camembert cheese 8 Ounce
  Flour 1 Tablespoon (For dusting)

1. Preheat the oven at 400 degrees F.
2. In a small bowl combine the egg and water to create a wash. Set aside.

3. In a large skillet melt butter over medium heat.
4. Add in the pear slices and brown sugar and sauté until lightly softened, for 5 minutes and stir in dried cranberries.
5. Remove the skillet from the heat and allow the fruit mixture to cool slightly.
6. Unfold the pastry sheet onto a lightly floured surface. Roll to about an 11-inch square and cut off the corners to make a circle.
7. Cut the Camembert in half using a sharp knife heated with hot water.
8. Place the lower half of the Camembert in the centre of the pastry sheet and top with half of the pear mixture.
9. Place the top of the Camembert - cut side down - on top of the pears. Top with the remaining fruit mixture.
10. Brush the edges of the pastry with the egg mixture fold the two opposite sides over the cheese. Trim the remaining two sides about 2-inches in from the cheese, brush with the egg mixture and fold them over onto the cheese. Press the edges to seal as shown in the video.
11. Place the cheese seam side down on a baking sheet brush with the remaining egg mixture.
12. Bake in a preheated oven for 20 minutes at 400 degrees F.
13. Remove the pastry from the oven and let it stand for 15 minutes before serving.

14. Slice the Baked Camembert with Fruit Appetizer and serve with crackers.

If you have extra time, cut decorative leaves from the reserve pastry scraps roll a few tiny pastry balls to make the picture complete. Arrange the leaves and balls decoratively garnish with a little rosemary and brush with more of the egg mixture.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Cheese, Milk Product
High Protein
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Ready In: 
35 Minutes
When you want to get pampered with an exclusive homemade dessert, you should consider these pastries with the stuffing of camembert cheese, pears and cranberries. In this video, chef prepares the delicate pastry with all perfection. Follow the steps to reproduce the same and enjoy a self-pampering session.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 597 Calories from Fat 335

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 38 g57.8%

Saturated Fat 17.4 g86.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 109.8 mg36.6%

Sodium 797.4 mg33.2%

Total Carbohydrates 47 g15.8%

Dietary Fiber 3.6 g14.6%

Sugars 24.4 g

Protein 18 g35.1%

Vitamin A 14.9% Vitamin C 4%

Calcium 24.3% Iron 3.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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Appetizing Camembert ❤
Baked Camembert With Fruit Appetizer Recipe Video