For the past few years, my attempts at holiday entertaining have been pretty limited. There was the year Chad and I cooked a turkey while our newborn napped, and then ate pumpkin pie and went to sleep at 9 o’clock. There was the year I burned the potatoes, followed by the year that my entire extended family ate take-out because I was afraid of burning the potatoes two years in a row. (I wish I were kidding!)
And yet, starting in October, any time I consider a new recipe, this little voice in the back of my head starts asking: Would this work for a dozen people? Could this recipe be a holiday recipe? Because if there’s anything I’ve learned, it’s that holidays are the ultimate test of any recipe: they have to be easy, simple, and virtually foolproof.
So this year, I have a plan. My plan involves cheese wrapped in puff pastry because what plan involving those ingredients could ever go wrong?
The best thing about this plan? This recipe only has four ingredients (really!) and it’s spectacular. Your friends and family will fall all over themselves complimenting your skills in the kitchen, and you can just keep your lips zipped about the fact that it takes less than five minutes to prep. You’re welcome!
My secret weapon is Smucker’s Fruit & Honey Fruit Spread, which is naturally sweetened with honey for perfect balance of tart and sweet flavor! It’s the perfect complement to rich cheese and fresh berries — and it’s made with simple ingredients and no preservatives, so it’s a product that I’m happy serving to my family. I used the Triple Berry Fruit Spread in this recipe, but you have to try to Blueberry Lemon! It’s out-of-control delicious.
To make my raspberry baked brie, I paired brie cheese with Smucker’s Triple Berry Fruit Spread and fresh raspberries. The result was an amazing combination of melted cheese, softened berries, and crisp pasty. The whole thing was melt-in-your-mouth delicious!
For more inspiration, check out a ton of other recipes using Smucker’s Fruit & Honey on their website!
This post was created in partnership with Smucker’s. As always, all opinions are my own!