Whenever theatre people get together there’s usually booze and food and the group I happen to run with classes it up a bit by usually having a wine and cheese night. When we do, I naturally use the time as a great opportunity to showcase culinary greatness. When drinking wine there are a few flavors which come to mind as pairing well. Apples, Bread, Nuts, and Cheese often top the list. So I found a recipe that combined them, tinkered with it a bit and came up with a fantastic fusion of them all for an ultimate decadent snack.
Brie Stuffed Crescent Rolls
-1 Roll Crescent Rolls
-1/2 Small Wheel of Your Favorite Brie
-1 Cup Pecans or Walnuts, chopped
-1 Medium Apple, finely sliced
-3-4 TBS of Honey or Hot Mango Chutney
1) Preheat Oven to temperature prescribed on your crescent rolls’ tube.
2) Roll out your crescents, pull your 8 triangles of dough apart and cut each into two relatively equal pieces.
3) Place your mini-crescents on a baking sheet providing equal space to each. There will be minimal expansion so a half sheet sized baking sheet will suffice.
4) With a knife cut thin sections of brie for each of your 16 mini crescents and place them in the widest middle portion of the crescents on the sheet. I found that a slice between 1/16″ and 1/8″ thick worked well. You only need a small bite of the brie as there are multiple flavors involved.
5) With a knife cut thin sections of your apple of choice for each of your 16 mini crescents and place them on top of your brie on each of the crescents on the sheet. Size your apple slices equally with your brie slices. I used a Granny Smith apple for its tart flavor that bakes well.
6) Sprinkle your chopped nuts atop your brie and apples. A teaspoon worth is about right for most tastes.
7) Drizzle your stack with either your honey or your chutney. Again, a teaspoon suffices for most tastes.
8) Fold up your crescents, wrapping around your pile of tastiness.
9) Bake following the directions on your crescent rolls.
Makes: 16 servings/tube of crescent rolls
Prep Time: 10-15 minutes
Cook Time: Varies, but 20-30 minutes is a solid bet.
Suggested Uses: This is a simple, classy, delicious hors d’oeuvres that is great for a dinner party, wine and cheese night, and would even do well for a wedding reception.