Brie & Cranberry Tear & Share Wreath – a great buffet centrepiece!

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I recently decided I wanted to make a Brie & Cranberry puff pastry centrepiece. After toying with a few ideas which would have involved wasting some of the pastry I came up with this Brie & Cranberry Tear & Share Wreath which doesn’t waste a scrap! A sheet of puff pastry is half covered in cranberry jelly and Brie, folded in half, part sliced, bent round to form a wreath and then glazed with egg wash and scattered with chopped hazelnuts before baking.

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This Brie & Cranberry Tear & Share Wreath is so simple and quick to make and ideal for when you need to entertain at short notice or take something along to a buffet. At Christmas we’re all so short of time so simple recipes like this come into their own.

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I made this wreath twice whilst developing it and each time the family happily piled in to eat it; it is incredibly moreish. It’s basically cheese straws gone posh and festive.

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I do hope you try my Brie & Cranberry Tear & Share Wreath and for more festive buffet ideas you might like the following:

Sweet Chilli Sausage Plait 

Bacon & Cheese Straws 

Sushi Christmas Leftovers Tree

Goat’s Cheese, Pepper & Honey Vol au Vents

Smoked Salmon, Crowdie and Tattie Scone ‘Scottish Blini’

Lamb & Feta Filo Parcels with Mint Yogurt Dip

Turkey & Cranberry Sausage Rolls

Parmesan & Pesto Filo Parcels

Cheesy Cashew Nut Sauce or Dip

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This is my last post before Christmas it just remains for me to wish you and yours a very happy and stress free Christmas. Don’t forget to thaw the bits you need for Christmas day, especially if it’s the turkey and I’ll see you on the other side!


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If you like cheese straws then you'll love this Brie & Cranberry Tear & Share Wreath which is perfect for a Christmas buffet or any occasion!
Recipe type: Snack
Cuisine: British
Serves: 16 pieces
  • 6 tsp cranberry jelly (you could use sauce)
  • 12 thinly cut slices of Brie, about 140g, (round easier to cut & make sure it’s well chilled)
  • 1 sheet puff pastry
  • 1 egg, whisked for egg wash
  • 20g hazelnuts, chopped
  • freshly ground salt
  1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC and line a large baking sheet with baking paper.
  2. Lay the pastry on a large lightly floured board or worktop saver.
  3. Score lightly in half lengthways (don’t cut).
  4. Spoon on the cranberry jelly to one half and spread evenly.
  5. Then lay the strips of Brie on top of the cranberry jelly leaving a few millimetres gap between each (the Brie will ooze).
  6. Fold the other side of the pastry over the Brie side and crimp the bottom edge with a fork.
  7. Cut into the pastry into 16 equal strips leaving the base in tact (so start by cutting in the middle and then cut either side in the middle and so on).
  8. Place a the baking sheet and paper on top of the pastry and flip over onto the baking sheet.
  9. Fashion the pastry into a circle, pushing the inner most circle together to seal.
  10. Take each length of pastry and twist over a couple of times (in the same direction).
  11. Brush with egg wash and then sprinkle on the chopped hazelnuts and a grinding of salt..
  12. Bake in the oven for 25 minutes or until golden and base cooked through.
  13. Remove from oven and trim away the Brie that has oozed.
  14. Transfer to a large serving dish or board.
  15. Enjoy hot or cold.

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  1. Kate - gluten free alchemist

    Love this idea Camilla. and delicious flavours too x

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Kate:-)

  2. Kavita Favelle

    Oh this looks FANTASTIC Camilla, really festive and pretty, perfect flavour combos and actually not complicated to do! Love it.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Kavey, it is super easy yet so effective and yummy:-)

  3. Rebecca Smith

    This looks so impressive, and easily adapted to be gluten free too.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Rebecca-)

  4. Jacqueline Meldrum

    Oh my that looks good. If I could grab from the screen ………..


    Have a great Christmas Camilla xx

    1. Camilla

      Thank you so much Jacs, have a great Christmas too:-)

  5. laura@hotocookgoodfood

    I am addicted to Brie with home made cranberry sauce at the moment so I am definitely making this over the next few days. Merry Christmas Camilla!

    1. Camilla

      Excellent Laura! Merry Christmas to you too-)

  6. Eb Gargano | Easy Peasy Foodie

    This looks amazing! So perfect for festive entertaining. Thanks for linking up to my bacon and cheese straws…and for all the other inspo – that’s quite a buffet you’ve got going on there 😀 Eb x

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Eb, love the sound of your bacon & cheese straws too-)

  7. Janice

    Oh my that does look good, Brie and cranberry goes so well together and the wreath looks so festive and tempting.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you so much Janice:-)

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