I have to admit I am not crazy about strong cheesebut last week while I was grocery shopping with my kids, I suddently remembered that 2 years ago for Christmas I made a starter using Camembert and I thought I’d make it again because it was a huge success.
This recipe is really easy and quick and I think it could be one perfect starter for your Christmas dinner.
What you need:
- 125gr of Camembert
- few spoons of cranberry sauce
- 1 sheet of puff pastry
- cooking spray (or any type of fat)
Heat the oven to 200 degrees (190 for fan oven) and spray a muffin tray with cooking spray.
Roll out the puff pastry. With a round cutter start cutting out circles on the puff pastry and place one in each cup of the muffin tray.
Bake them in the oven for about 5 minutes.
In the meantime cut the Camembert in small cubes. After 5 minutes the puff pastry has risen so you can take it out of the oven and press gently the centre of each puff with your fingers. Insert a cube of Camembert in each cup along with a small teaspooon of cranberry sauce.
Bake them again in the oven for another 5 minutes or until you see that the cheese has melted.
Serve immediately preferably with a sprinkle of fresh thyme.
Seriously easy, quick and delicious!
Tip: the same can be done with goat cheese and marmalade or Camembert and caramelized red onion chutney.
We still had some figs sauce which was bought it in Italy so I tried that too on a few of them and it tasted delicious!