Turkey Cranberry Apple Baked Brie Braid

A bite of this Savory Turkey Cranberry Apple Baked Brie Braid is like taking a bite of Thanksgiving. A braided puff pastry dish for anytime of the year. Great for a family dinner or party appetizer.
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Course: dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: appetizer, thanksgiving, turkey
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 618kcal
Author: Amy Locurto

Ingredients

  • 1 granny smith apple peeled and diced 1 can whole cranberry sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary chopped 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground chipolte pepper 8 oz. brie cheese rind removed
  • 3 slices of bacon cooked and diced
  • 2 sheets frozen puff pastry
  • 1 egg beaten
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Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400° and remove puff pastry from freezer to thaw.
  • In a medium bowl, mix cranberry sauce, apples and cinnamon. Set aside.
  • Cook bacon over medium-high heat in a large pan. Remove cooked bacon, set aside to cool.
  • In the same pan, heat olive oil and add garlic. Stir for a few minutes.
  • Stir in rosemary, thyme and crumbled bacon then turn off the heat.
  • Add the ground turkey to pan, sprinkle with salt, chipolte pepper and stir all ingredients together.
  • Slice the cheese.
  • On a parchment lined baking sheet, roll out a puff pastry.
  • Spoon half of the turkey mixture in the middle of the puff pastry. Form into a rectangular loaf.
  • Cover the loaf with several slices of cheese.
  • Cover the cheese with 2-3 spoonfuls of the cranberry and apple sauce.
  • Cut strips along the edges of the dough. Make as many cuts along the sides as you want, just make
  • ?sure to have the same amount on each side.
  • After cutting 6-8 strips of dough on the sides, you are ready to braid.
  • Fold the top and the bottom ends over the turkey, then cross the side strips
  • make the braid.
  • Repeat with the second puff pastry.
  • Make an egg wash with one beaten egg and a splash of cool water.
  • Brush each pastry with the egg wash.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes until the braid is golden brown.
  • Use a food thermometer to make sure the turkey is 165°F before eating.
  • Let set for at least 5 minutes, then slice and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 618kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 606mg | Potassium: 327mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 0.9% | Vitamin C: 1.9% | Calcium: 1.2% | Iron: 15.3%
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