Fill a large wheel of brie with cranberry sauce and pistachios. Wrap it in phyllo dough for a quick and easy Christmas appetizer, Cranberry Pistachio Stuffed Brie.
Today, I’m bringing you an appetizer, Cranberry Pistachio Stuffed Brie Wrapped in Phyllo. Every Christmas Eve for as long as I can remember, we have appetizers and Shrimp Bisque Soup for dinner. It may just be my favorite meal of the year. It may just beat out Thanksgiving! I just adore small bits of food. Small bites mean I can have lots of different flavors and textures without a lot of food. What better way is there to have a little taste of everything? Christmas Eve would not be complete without cheese. We are a cheese loving family, but it isn’t exactly light. So cheese is delegated to special occasions, just like Christmas Eve. Brie is classically wrapped in puff pastry, but phyllo is lower in calories and fat. Phyllo still gives that delicious crunch you want with ooey, gooey cheese.
I bet Santa would be just as happy with a big piece of phyllo wrapped brie as he would be with cookies. Who wouldn’t be? I’m not sure my 8 yr old daughter would be willing to share brie, even with Santa. I think we will be sticking with the cookies and milk for Santa and carrots for the reindeer. What do you leave for Santa?
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Cranberry Pistachio Stuffed Brie Wrapped in Phyllo + Giveaway
- 1 oz wheel of brie 13.4 .
- 1/4 cup whole berry cranberry sauce
- 1/4 cup crushed pistashios divided
- 4 sheets of phyllo dough
- Non-stick cooking spray
Preheat oven to 400•.
Cut the brie in half horizontally so you have two circles.
Spread cranberry on top of one half. Sprinkle with 2 tbsp. pistachios.
Place other circle of brie on top, making sure rind is on top.
Lay a piece of phyllo dough onto a work surface and spray with non-stick spray.
Place another piece of dough on top and spray with non-stick spray. Repeat using all 4 sheets.
Place brie in the middle of the phyllo.
Fold up the phyllo around the brie. Spraying the dough each time you fold.
Place seam side down onto a baking sheet.
Spray the top and sides of the phyllo with cooking spray. Sprinkle with remaining pistachios.
Bake for 10 to minutes, or until phyllo is crisp and lightly browned.
I calculated 7 Weight Watcher Smartpoints.
Happy Healthy Eating,
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