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With the holidays on everyone’s mind, so is entertainment & food! I’m always looking for recipes that WOW without taking hours in the kitchen. Recently smartwater sparkling arrived on the shelves of my Randalls & I just had to grab a few bottles of this fabulous new sparkling water that is vapor distilled and with electrolytes for taste! I thought what else but cheese to pair with it for an amazingly fancy (but oh so easy) appetizer.  A baked cranberry brie served with a spread of crackers & smartwater sparkling!


This is such a wonderful pair to impress your guests & elevate an evening! Both smartwater sparkling & a baked brie are show stoppers that will make your guests wonder when you won the lottery & hired a chef 😉 It’s our secret how easy this pairing is. By the way, I found the smartwater sparkling on the very top shelf with the sparkling water in Randalls.


  • 1 frozen puff pastry (let unthaw fully)
  • 8 ounce wheel of brie
  • 3  tablespoons whole berry cranberry sauce
  • 2 tablespoons crushed walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon water


  1. Preheat oven to 425 & Lightly grease cookie sheet.
  2. Roll puff pastry out slightly & place cheese wheel on top
  3. Place cranberry sauce & walnuts on top of cheese.
  4. Fold puff pastry over & around the cheese.
  5. Use a bit of water to keep puff pastry together, use it like glue.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes (until puff pastry is golden)
  7. Let cool for five minutes.
  8. Serve with your favorite crackers & smartwater sparkling

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