• Cooking Time: 30
  • Servings: 8
  • Preparation Time: 30


  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry (half of a 17.3 oz package)
  • 1 (8-oz) wheel of Brie
  • 1/4 cup apricot jam
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 Tbsp water
  • Kumquats and clusters of grapes, for garnish


  • Defrost sheet of puff pastry at room temperature for about 20 minutes.
  • Unfold pastry.
  • Preheat oven to 375 F.
  • Center Brie on pastry sheet.
  • Spread jam over cheese.
  • Sprinkle evenly with almonds.
  • Bring corners of sheet together above Brie and twist gently to form a bundle.
  • Tie gathered pastry at neck with kitchen twine.
  • Chill in refrigerator for 15 minutes.
  • Beat egg with water.
  • Place Witch's Purse on a parchment-lined baking sheet and brush lightly with beaten egg .
  • Bake until pastry is golden all over, 25 to 30 minutes.
  • Place on a platter garnished with fresh kumquats and grapes, if desired.
  • Let sit 10 to 15 minutes before serving; let guests cut wedges.


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