Holiday Brie Tree Recipe

Holiday Brie Tree Recipe
Are you looking for a beautiful and elegant appetizer to serve at a holiday buffet? How about this gorgeous Holiday Brie Tree? Although it looks like a lot of work, it isn't. You simply purchase three wheels of Brie cheese, cut them in half, and drizzle them with cranberry sauce, cranberry chutney, or favorite red preserves. Once stacked into a tree shape, surround it with fresh seasonal fruit and place a slice of star fruit (carambola) on top. Guests will love it, and it is pretty enough to serve as a centerpiece.
You can substitute similar cheeses such as Camembert, Coulommiers, Saint-Félicien, or Saint-Marcellin for the Brie. The tree should be served with baguette slices and assorted crackers.

36 Servings

800 grams Wheel of Brie, (28.2 ounce)
453 grams Wheel of Brie, (16 ounce)
150 grams Wheel of Brie, (5.25 ounce)

1 16 oz. can whole berry cranberry sauce, or the equivalent of red preserves any favorite flavor
1 star fruit, sliced
Cranberry, rinsed and drained (for garnish)
Orange slices, for garnish
Christmas greenery, for garnish
  1. With a sharp knife that has been rinsed in hot water, cut through each of the cheese wheels horizontally, leaving 2 large rounds, 2 medium rounds, and 2 small rounds.
  2. Place the medium round on top of the large round, and the small round on top of the medium round.
  3. Choose a decorative cake stand with a lip (not flat).
  4. Place the cranberries on the stand and the brie on top.
  5. Stick a toothpick in one of the star fruit slices and stick it in the middle of the small wheel of brie.
  6. Drizzle a bit more cranberry sauce or preserves decoratively on the tree.
  7. Cut the orange slices into quarters and arrange them and the star fruit slices around the edge; add greenery.
  8. Serve with baguette slices and/or assorted crackers.

Amount Per Serving
Calories 151 Calories from Fat 97
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 65% Protein 22% Carb. 14%

Nutrient Amount per Serving
Total Fat 11 g
Saturated Fat 7 g
Cholesterol 39 mg
Sodium 249 mg
Total Carbohydrate 5 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Sugars 0 g
Protein 8 g

Vitamin A 5% Vitamin C 1% Calcium 0% Iron 1%

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