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These freezable bacon, brie & cranberry parcels bring the flavours of the season together in one bite! Ideal for getting ahead for Christmas!

servings

12

total time

50 mins

great for

make ahead

suitable for

freezing

Bacon, Brie and Cranberry Parcels

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Get ahead with Bacon, Brie & Cranberry Parcels

This year we all seem to be finding ourselves with a little more time on our hands, especially at home! And what better way to spend it than getting ahead for the Christmas season!

Then, when December rolls around, you’ll have more time for curling up with a Christmas movie or organising another Zoom game night session!

These Bacon, Brie and Cranberry Parcels would be the ideal snack for any festive activity, virtual or otherwise!

Or, why not enjoy them as a delicious starter for Christmas dinner? Pop them in the oven as the turkey comes out to rest, and hey presto, one course is sorted!

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Bacon, Brie and Cranberry Puff Pastry Parcels from above

Bacon and brie are brought together with a pop of cranberry in one easy bite and, with less than ten ingredients needed, this recipe really could not get much simpler!

Truly, the hardest part of the whole process is waiting for these gorgeous little puff pastry parcels to cool!

Brie and cranberry parcels with bite

Bacon-free Brie & Cranberry?!

Feel free to omit the bacon if it’s not to your taste or preference –we promise brie and cranberry parcels will be just as delicious! But we do suggest adding a pinch more salt to the seasoning in that case!

So, why not get ahead and feel like the Christmas domestic god or goddess that you are; we know you won’t be disappointed!

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Brie, Bacon and Cranberry Parcels

Bacon, Brie & Cranberry Parcels

These freezable bacon, brie & cranberry parcels bring the flavours of the season together in one bite! Ideal for getting ahead for Christmas!
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Entertaining
Servings 12

Ingredients
  

  • 6 rashers streaky bacon
  • 220 g brie
  • 200 g cranberry sauce
  • 500 g ready-to-roll puff pastry
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 1 medium egg beaten

Instructions
 

  • Line a baking sheet with greaseproof paper.
  • In a large pan, fry the bacon until crispy and all the fat is rendered. Place on a kitchen towel to cool and to allow some of the grease to drain off. Once cool, break each rasher into thirds.
  • Remove the rind from the brie and cut into one inch cubes. Lightly season with salt and pepper.
  • Roll out the puff pastry to 12”x16” and divide into 4”x4” squares. You may need to dust the surface, and rolling pin, with a little flour to prevent it from sticking.
  • Into the centre of each pastry square, place 1 cube of brie, a teaspoon of cranberry sauce and a piece of bacon.
  • Using a clean finger, brush the edge of the pastry square with water. Gently bring the corners to meet in the middle, ensuring that the pastry is firmly sealed along all edges.
  • Place on baking sheet and repeat until all pastry is used up. Freeze on the baking sheet for 24 hours, and then place into a freezer bag, squeezing out as much air as possible. (Use a sharpie to label the bag with what it is and when you made it.) These can be frozen for up to three months.
  • When ready to cook, preheat the oven to 200C and line a baking sheet with greaseproof paper. Place the frozen parcels on the baking sheet and brush with egg wash.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes until both the top and base of the parcel are golden brown*. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for half an hour. Dig in!
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