This is such a fun and versatile recipe for the holidays- It looks good at your Christmas table, is an easy pull-apart appetizer and you can basically make it any flavor profile you want! Almost all the ingredients are interchangeable- as long as you have some form of fruit preserves, melty cheese, fruit and spices (the croissants aren’t really interchangeable- it’s kind of in the name of this recipe!) you’ll have the perfect Holiday appetizer!
There are a few tips I would like to offer before you get to making this recipe:
- Use three Cans of croissants… we only laid out two originally and when we went to wrap the filling in the croissant, we had a few large, gaping holes that we had to fill in with some of the third can of croissants.
- Trust the bowl. After you’ve layered all your filling around it, you’re going to think it will all cave in when you go to remove it, but between the jam and stickiness of the cheese, everything should stay together long enough for you to wrap the croissant around it.
What You Will Need:
- Croissants in a can (such as Pilsbury)
- Plum Preserves
- Granny Smith Apples
- Brie Cheese
- Dried Figs
- Flaky Salt
Christmas Croissant Wreath
- 2 1/2 Cans Croissant (such as Pilsbury)
- 1 Jar Plum Preserves (Or any flavor)
- 1 Large Granny Smith Apple Chopped
- 6 oz Brie Cheese
- 1 lb Bacon
- 1/4 Cup Dried Figs
- 1 Large Egg
- Pinch Flaky Salt
- Pinch Rosemary
- Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
- In a large skillet on medium heat, cook your bacon until nice and crispy. Remove from heat and chop into small bits. Set aside.
- Chop your apple, figs and cheese into small cubes, set aside.
- Prepare a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat with a bowl set upside down in the center. Unroll your croissants into individual triangles and place the wide end up against the bowl in an overlapping pattern surrounding the entire bowl. Make sure to overlap each croissant and press down so that your croissants stick together and you have plenty of room to add your filling
- Spread out your Plum preserves around the base of your croissant. Add your apples and cheese all around then top with a few more dollops of preserves. Layer your bacon and figs on top.
- Very carefully lift your bowl from the center of your croissant wreath, then taking the thin end of each croissant, fold over your filling and pack down in the center, making sure to encompass all of the filling! Once finished, fill in any gaps with the leftover croissant.
- In a small bowl, whisk your egg until combined, then using a brush, egg wash the top of your croissant wreath. Top with Flaky salt and Rosemary.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the croissants are golden brown delicious. Let cool, cut with a pizza cutter, serve and enjoy!