A little more than a week ago I asked my readers to choose a recipe from Pillsbury for me to change up. Pillsbury provided me thru myblogspark with the opportunity for me to have my recipe chosen from a select group of bloggers to be featured on their site and contest to offer you a prize for participating with me! One person will be chosen from comments on this post to receive a prize pack with 2 coupons for a free tube of Pillsbury Crescent Dough and holiday serving platters! (I was sent the same gift pack that is being given away to my readers prior to creating my recipe).

The recipe I created is called Festive Cranberry Pecan Brie. I am the only one in the house who will eat brie cheese but believe me, that was not a problem! I asked Grumpy if he would try some and he flatly refused stating “I don’t like brie, but it looks nice.” lol Oh well, I’ll share some with Chris who loves it! My recipe follows:

Festive Cranberry Pecan Brie

1- 8 oz round of Brie cheese
1 tube of Pillsbury Crescent Roll dough
1/4 cup maple cream
1/2 cup chopped candied pecans
sugar frosted cranberries (see below for how to frost cranberries)

Open crescent dough, roll out and divide into two pieces. Take brie round and remove top rind. Place brie on top of one section of crescent dough. Spread the 1/4 cup maple cream over top of brie then sprinkle with 1/2 cup of chopped candied pecans. Bring edges of dough up sides of brie (it will not cover it entirely – it will pretty much cover the sides). Place remaining dough on top of brie round covering pecans. Gently wrap around the cheese pressing lightly to make sure dough has adhered to itself.

Bake in 350 degree oven for 20-25 minutes or until crescent dough has browned.

Remove from oven and let sit approximately 15 minutes. Place brie on serving platter and surround with sugar frosted cranberries and garnish with mint leaf to set off the festive look! Serve and enjoy!

**To frost cranberries: Place3 cups cranberries in a mixing bowl and stir together with 2 Tablespoons corn syrup. On a cookie sheet sprinkle 3/4 cup granulated sugar. Pour cranberries over top of sugar and using a spoon arrange so berries are spread out over the sugar. Gently shake cookie tray back and forth to move berries and coat them with sugar. Let sit on counter until dry (I let mine sit overnight but it only takes a couple hours for this to dry).

I also have something exciting to offer you! See this photo below? This is the cover of my new e-book featuring 7 of my favorite recipes for the holidays! I would like everyone of you to have one! I am also offering the opportunity for you to subscribe to my e-newsletter which will come out approximately once a month.

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Giveaway will end Monday, December 21, 2009 at midnight – so hurry and enter! Good luck!

Also, don’t forget the Omaha Steak giveaway below! You have until midnight tonight to enter – winners will be announced Monday.

About the Author: Shelby Law Ruttan

Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.


  1. VeggieGirl December 20, 2009 at 1:35 pm - Reply

    Favorite appetizer to serve = my mom's "famous" spinach dip in a pumpernickel bread bowl.

  2. Mags December 20, 2009 at 2:23 pm - Reply

    I'd share that brie with you! (my family doesn't like it either)

  3. Megan December 20, 2009 at 2:50 pm - Reply

    My favorite is the cheese swirls. I'm asked to make them a lot and they are so easy! I'm headed to sign up for your news letter. How exciting!

  4. Frieda December 20, 2009 at 7:57 pm - Reply

    This is a good giveaway~ I'll be changing up the bacon/cheese tarlets for my giveaway…Love your brie! It looks fabulous and festive!

  5. pigpigscorner December 20, 2009 at 7:58 pm - Reply

    Cranberry and brie…yuuuuum…the pastry looks so flaky!

  6. Lionmb December 20, 2009 at 11:28 pm - Reply

    My favorite crescent appetizer uses cream cheese, bacon and Hidden Valley dip mix spread on the crescent rolls and rolled up and cooked, then sliced. Yum!

  7. Katy ~ December 21, 2009 at 12:31 am - Reply

    Pigs in blankets!

    Your E-book is an exciting venture. You are totally amazing (heart swelling with pride and delight for you).

  8. CookiePie December 21, 2009 at 1:53 am - Reply

    I would share that gorgeous brie appetizer with you – love the cranberries in there!!

    Hope you're having wonderful holidays, Shelby!

  9. Susie December 21, 2009 at 1:57 am - Reply

    HoneyB – You are too cool for school! 🙂 I love to make the crescent, sweetened cream cheese dessert thing…. YUM!

  10. Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} December 21, 2009 at 2:02 am - Reply

    Subscribed by email — *Thanks* for the giveaway!

  11. Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} December 21, 2009 at 2:02 am - Reply

    I like Reuben Bites

  12. theUngourmet December 21, 2009 at 5:38 am - Reply

    This looks amazing! The sugared cranberries are gorgeous. What a wonderful presentation!

  13. Bellini Valli December 21, 2009 at 8:23 am - Reply

    Grumpy doesn't know what he is missing. Love the sparkly grapes as well.

  14. Jamie December 21, 2009 at 2:13 pm - Reply

    Brie is my favorite. I love crescent rolls and just love them plain with a little butter. But I also like it wrapped around that gooey, creamy brie.

  15. NikiTheo December 21, 2009 at 2:31 pm - Reply

    I subscribed!

  16. NikiTheo December 21, 2009 at 2:32 pm - Reply

    I love baked brie in crossaint! I never had brie before having it like that and omg, I love it. i sometime poke holes into the cheese and the dough after it's been wrapped and sprinkle some tabascio sauce over it for a kick. yum!

  17. Cajun Chef Ryan December 21, 2009 at 6:13 pm - Reply

    Baked brie is so wonderful, and these candied cranberries look great too!

  18. Lori December 21, 2009 at 6:46 pm - Reply

    I make pigs in a blanket for my kids all the time and they love them!!!

  19. Robin Sue December 21, 2009 at 7:31 pm - Reply

    The glazed cranberries are beautiful! Good for you on the new ebook, I will have to get one! My goal for 2010 is writing my own first ebook. Was it easy to do? Did you use Lulu?

  20. averagebetty December 21, 2009 at 7:40 pm - Reply

    You nailed my favorite crescent appetizer! Brie and cranberries are the flavor of the holidays for me!

  21. Meghan December 22, 2009 at 1:51 am - Reply

    crescent stuffed with crab/mayo mix and Parmesan

  22. Natalie December 22, 2009 at 5:01 pm - Reply

    my favorite crescent app is the one you made-yummmm! have a wonderful christmas with your family!

  23. Flourchild December 22, 2009 at 8:05 pm - Reply

    Whoa girl what a stunning looking brie cheese spread. I can so see that sitting onmy holiday table! Great recipe and pictures too!

  24. kiss my spatula December 23, 2009 at 9:00 am - Reply

    so so festive and lovely! brie takes on new heights!

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