This post is sponsored by Bob’s Red Mill. All opinions are my own.
Food is most certainly my primary love language. When it comes to showing people that I care, I have a tendency to lean on edible tokens of affection. These mini cranberry brie galettes, for example, are just the kind of thing I might whip up for a family gathering, or drop off on a friend’s doorstep.
I’m not alone in this. In fact, psychologists have found that baking for others can bring a sense of happiness and well being to the baker as well as the recipient. Cookies are magic. It’s something I’ve always suspected, and now there is scientific proof!
My recipe for mini cranberry brie galettes was inspired by one of my family’s favorite holiday treats, baked brie. The smooth, salty and flavor of this soft cheese is a delicious contrast to tart cranberry sauce. A crispy, buttery pie crust is the perfect vehicle for these two bold flavors, giving the bite-sized treats a savory crunch that pulls everything together.
I went with a whole berry cranberry sauce for this recipe to help give each bite an extra burst of flavor and texture. You can definitely go with a pureed jelly if you prefer. Homemade or store bought cranberry sauce is just fine. This recipe is a good place to start. Just make sure that your sauce is not too thin, as a watery sauce can make the galettes messy.
About the ingredients
I used Bob’s Red Mill Organic All Purpose Baking Flour to make my mini cranberry brie galettes. It’s a favorite brand in our house – especially when it comes to making baked goodies. The consistently high quality of Bob’s Red Mill products help me make sure every recipe shines. Food is only as good as the ingredients we use, after all.
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Mini Cranberry Brie Galettes
Makes about two dozen
- 2 cups Bob’s Red Mill Organic All Purpose Baking Flour*
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, chilled
- 1/2 cup shortening, chilled
- 1/4 cup ice cold water
- 8 ounces brie
- 1 cup whole berry cranberry sauce (recipe here)
- 2 tablespoons melted butter
- 2 tablespoons turbinado sugar
- Whisk together flour and salt in large bowl.
- Add butter and margarine to flour mixture and chop with fork or pastry cutter, then mix flour, butter, and margarine until the mixture forms into small, pea-sized crumbles.
- Slowly add water to dough while mixing gently. Be careful not to over-mix the dough. When the dough has just come together, form into a ball, wrap in plastic or a damp towel, and place in refrigerator to chill. Chill for at least 1 hour.
- Preheat oven to 350F and line two baking sheets with parchment or silicone sheets.
- Roll dough to 1/4″ thickness, then use a 3 1/2″ circular cutter to cut out 24 round crusts and place them on baking sheet.
- Scoop a scant tablespoon of brie and a scant tablespoon of cranberry sauce into the center of each crust.
- Carefully fold the sides of each crust toward the center of each galette. Brush crust with melted butter, then sprinkle with sugar.
- Bake for about 30 minutes, or until crust is golden and crispy. Let galettes cool for 5 minutes before serving, or for 20 minutes before packaging.
* For a gluten-free option, try using Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free 1-to-1 Baking Flour to making the crust using the instructions found in the Bob’s Red Mill recipe library.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Bob’s Red Mill.