Brie & cranberry twists

Brie & cranberry twists

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(3 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 10 mins


Makes 18

Get creative with filo pastry and serve up stylish canapés, with creamy French cheese and sweet fruit

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per twist

  • kcal123
  • fat11g
  • saturates6g
  • carbs3g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre0g
  • protein4g
  • salt0.3g
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  • 12 sheets filo pastry
  • 100g butter, melted



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 250g brie, cut into 18 chunky fingers
  • 18 tsp cranberry sauce


    A tart, ruby-red coloured berry which grows wild on shrubs throughout northern Europe and North…

  • 50g walnuts, roughly chopped



    Walnuts are one of the most popular and versatile of all nuts. When picked young, they're…

  • sprinkling of poppy seeds


  1. Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Stack two of the filo sheets. With a widest edge facing you, brush with some melted butter. Put three brie fingers at even intervals across the bottom of the filo. Top each finger with 1 tsp cranberry sauce, then sprinkle over a few chopped walnuts.

  2. Roll up the filo from the bottom. Cut into three parcels, and twist the ends to seal. Brush with more butter and sprinkle with poppy seeds. Repeat with the remaining ingredients. Bake for 10 mins. Or, cover the unbaked twists with cling film, chill for up to 1 day and bake just before serving.

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Victoria Deacon's picture
Victoria Deacon
28th Dec, 2019
Really delicious little parcels, although I think I made mine a little on the big side! I did chop into 18 as instructed, so next time I think I’ll just use 200g Brie.
20th Jul, 2015
Ooh, just seen this! I'd like to repeat Whirlwind's question ref freezing. When I get my kitchen back (extension) I'll test that theory and freeze uncooked and then prob cook from frozen so the filo doesn't dry out during defrost. Has anyone done this and can report back?
1st Dec, 2019
Did you get trying this from frozen? Did they work out? Wud be keen to try this, look yummy
31st Dec, 2012
Excellent starters on Christmas Day! Everyone loved them.
23rd Dec, 2012
These didn't go down too well with the non vegetarians at my party There was a bit too much pastry and it was very bland
12th Dec, 2012
These sound nice. I may make some for my Mum's Boxing Day party. Could they be frozen before cooking? If so, would they need to be defrosted or can they be cooked from frozen?
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