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Cranberry Brie Donuts (Cronuts!)

5 from 3 votes
Cranberry + Brie Donuts are a new twist (quite literally) on that classic holiday appetizer! Just a handful of easy ingredients and you’ve got a festive and delicious party nosh!
Prep Time:15 mins
Cook Time:15 mins
Chilling Time:20 mins
Total Time:50 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American, French
Keyword: cheese, holidays, oven, puff pastry, vegetarian
Servings: 16 donuts
Calories: 210kcal
Author: Sip + Sanity | Linda Feller



  • 2 sheets puff pastry, store-bought frozen thawed in refrigerator overnight
  • 1/2 cup cranberry sauce slightly warmed, plus more for serving
  • 4 oz brie cut into 16 small chunks
  • 1 egg beaten with 1 tbsp of water
  • sprigs of rosemary for garnish


  • Roll out one sheet of puff pastry to approximately 10" by 14". Cut it into 8 equal rectangles.
  • Spread about 1/2 tablespoon of cranberry sauce down the center of each rectangle. Starting with the long side, roll the pastry into a cigar shape. Pinch the seam to seal it shut.
    cranberry sauce spread on puff pastry
  • With the seam sides down, cut each one in half down its length, then twist the two parts together. Curl it into a donut shape and pinch the ends together. (If you want to have uniformly sized donuts, you can curl it around a small ring mold.)
    twisting pieces of pastry together
  • Place 8 donuts on a sheet pan lined with parchment or Silpat and place them in the fridge for 15 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 400°F. Repeat the process with the remaining sheet of puff pastry. You'll bake one tray at a time.
  • Just before popping the tray in the oven, brush the donuts with an egg wash to achieve a nice golden brown color. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove the tray and place a nugget of brie into the center of each donut. Return to the oven and bake an additional 5 minutes.
  • At the end of the baking time, remove the tray to a rack or trivet. If you'd like, you can add another small piece of brie to the center and allow it soften as the donuts cool for a minute or two. Transfer to a serving platter and garnish with rosemary.


Calories: 210kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 128mg | Potassium: 36mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 63IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional values are estimated and provided as a general guideline only.

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