Christmas Recipes/ Gluten Free/ Low Carb/ Main Dishes/ Vegetarian

Cranberry Brie Ring

A cranberry brie ring made with fat head dough makes a delicious Christmas centrepiece.  Serve as a vegetarian main or sliced for an appetiser.

I’ve used cranberry chia jam for the filling and made the jam extra chunky too with plump cranberries.  You could just cook cranberries with a dash of sweetener and lemon for the filling without making the chia jam.

cranberry brie

Cranberry and brie make a great combination and with the fat head dough this was like a slightly tart Danish pastry.  The tartness of the cranberries goes so well with the gooey brie.  It’s a classic flavour combination.

For the meat eaters out there, you might want to add some cooked bacon to this cranberry brie ring or just come over to the vegetarian corner.  We don’t bite!

cranberry brie

For the fathead dough recipe, I use coconut flour simply as almond flour is rather expensive here.  I find that adding melted butter to the dough hides any coconut flour taste.  You might want to add some garlic or onion powder to the dough too. 

When I baked this, it smelt delicious.  I was hungry as I had missed lunch and took the photos as fast as I could just so I could move onto the taste testing.   It was one of those taste testing moments when you say to yourself “just another slice”.    A mist of time envelopes you and suddenly you are looking at half a cranberry brie ring.   You blame the pets as they must have sneaked a piece. 

cranberry brie

I sent a photo to the Chief Taster to show him what I was devouring and had the command “you must make that when you get out here”.   I suspect when he picks me up from the airport we will be going home via the shops and a shopping list!

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Cranberry Brie Ring
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 
Course: Main, Vegetarian
Servings: 4 People
Calories: 116 kcal
Author: Angela Coleby
Ingredients
Dough
  • 1 1/2 cups (168g) Mozzarella cheese grated
  • 2 tablespoons (28g) Butter unsalted
  • 2 tablespoons (28g) Cream cheese
  • 1 Egg beaten
  • 1/4 cup (28g) Coconut flour
Filling
  • 3-4 tablespoons Cranberry chia jam
  • 75 grams Brie cheese
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180ºC/375ºF

  2. In a bowl add the mozzarella, cream cheese and butter. Melt either in the microwave for 30-60 seconds or over a bain marie (saucepan of hot water).

  3. Add the beaten egg and coconut flour and mix into a dough, making sure all ingredients are combined well.

  4. Place the dough on a sheet of parchment paper. Place another sheet on top and roll out into a large circle, about 5mm thick.

  5. Mark a circle in the centre of the dough (I used a dessert bowl). With a knife, cut the circle into 8 

  6. Roll the pastry out to around 5mm thick and cut a large circle out of the pastry.

  7. Lay the pastry on the prepared baking sheet.

  8. Mark a circle with a medium-sized ball and with a sharp knife, cut 4 cuts into the center of this circle.   You want to make a star of triangles that you can pull back. 

  9. Spread the cranberry jam around the middle of the centre and top with the sliced brie.

  10. Cut the outside edge of the ring into strips about an inch wide. These are going to be pulled over the filling.

  11. Bring one point of the centre star over the filling as well as bringing the outer edge of the dough inwards. Press the two together and continue until you have a wreath

  12. Place on a baking tray and bake for 25 minutes until golden.

  13. Remove from the oven, slice and serve.  Note: When I removed mine from the oven, I scored over the folded strips to give the wreath a bit more definition.

Recipe Notes

Makes 15 slices

Nutritional Info per slice:   116 Calories, 8g Fat, 5g Protein, 7.7g Total Carbs, 3.9g Fibre, 3.8g Net Carbs

 

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Linda B
    December 8, 2017 at 6:29 pm

    Hello Angela…this looks lovely and might be a great addition to our Christmas appetizers! But trying to follow the instructions proved difficult. Are there a couple steps repeated? Maybe something missing? Wish there were a couple in process pictures to show how you pulled the dough over? What triangles?
    Thanks for any clarifying you can do!! Otherwise I will maybe cut the dough in half and roll out separately? Looks like it will taste devine however it is made!

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