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lightly browned cranberry brie crescent braid garnished with almonds
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5 from 3 votes

Cranberry Brie Crescent Braid

Golden flaky crust wrapped around a delicious blend of brie cheese, cranberry sauce, orange zest, rosemary and finely chopped pistachios. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time23 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cranberry brie cheese appetizer recipes
Servings: 6
Author: A Gouda Life


  • parchment paper
  • 8 ounce crescent dough sheet
  • 6 ounces brie cheese
  • 2/3 cup cranberry sauce whole berry type
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly rosemary finely chopped
  • 1 egg + 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 tablespoons coarse sugar
  • 3 tablespoons sliced almonds


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees then line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a small bowl, combine the cranberry sauce, orange zest and finely minced rosemary then set aside.
  • Unroll the crescent sheet and place it on the baking sheet gently pressing to uncurl the edges then spoon the cranberry mixture down the center leaving about 3 inches of the sides of the dough bare.
  • Remove the rind from the brie using a paring knife or potato peeler, then thinly slice it and lay it over the top of the cranberry sauce.
  • Make diagonal slits about 1 1/2″ wide, slicing almost to the filling then starting at one end, pull one strip over the other (braiding) down the length of the dough. 
  • Whisk the egg and 1 tablespoon of water together in a small bowl. Brush the top of the braid with the egg wash. Sprinkle the coarse sugar over the top then add the sliced almonds.
  • Bake 10-13 minutes or until golden brown. Let it rest 5 minutes then slice and serve.