Forgive me if you’re not quite ready to think about Christmas just yet, but I’ve found myself feeling particularly festive over the last week or so. So much so that I’ve already started teaching Florence Christmas songs and watching Christmas movies each afternoon. The tree might not be up yet, but if it were, it’s safe to say I would be rockin around it. One of the things I love about Christmas is the food and over the next 6 weeks I’m going to be sharing some of my favourite (and some newly discovered) Christmas recipes and today it’s all about this Camembert Sharing wreath. It’s a take on something I saw on facebook a couple of weeks back but I’ve used puff pastry instead of dough balls and added some rosemary to give it that little something extra.
This Cranberry & Rosemary Camembert Sharing Wreath is the perfect center piece at Christmas parties, as well as being a fun crowd pleasing Christmas day appetiser or even a festive cheese board alternative! I have a feeling I am going to be making a few of these over the Christmas period as friends & family are already swooning over the photos I’ve sent them.
As well as being pretty budget friendly (£3.64 for the whole thing), it’s actually really quick and easy to bake. You know me, I am a bit of a cheat baker so I used shop bought puff pastry instead of making my own which saved me a bunch of time and meant that there was pretty much zero chance of it all going wrong. Winning.
Cranberry & Rosemary Camembert Sharing Wreath
- Ready to Roll Puff Pastry
- 250g Camembert
- Cranberry Sauce
- Rosemary Sprigs
- Step 1 Preheat your oven to 170C .
- Step 2 Roll out the pastry and cut out two circles using a medium sized dinner plate as a guide.
- Step 3 Cover a baking tray with grease proof paper and lay one of the pastry circles on top. Spread the cranberry sauce all over – How much you use is purely down to you, but I used around half a jar.
- Step 4 Place the other pastry circle on top and cut out a circle in the center the same size as your camembert. This is where your camembert will sit to bake and when served.
- Step 5 Cut lines in your pastry all the way around the circle leaving about 1cm around the center uncut. Twist and press each section back on itself.
- Step 6 Pierce the camembert in a cross pattern in the center and poke two small sprigs of rosemary into the top.
- Step 7 Sprinkle the remaining rosemary over the pastry and bake in the oven for 30 minutes or until your pastry is golden brown.
- Step 8 I completely forgot this time, but you can egg wash the pastry if you prefer a more even golden finish.