Brie and cranberry parcels

Brie and cranberry parcels
  • Low phosphate
  • Low potassium
  • Low protein
  • Christmas
  • Snack
  • Special occasion
  • 30 minutes or less
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This low potassium snack makes a nice festive treat.


12 sheets of ready rolled filo pastry
100g unsalted butter
250g Brie
75g cranberry sauce
50g chopped walnuts
Sprinkling of poppy seeds (optional)


  1. Step 1

    Heat oven to 220Β°C/ gas mark 7. Melt the butter and brush it over each sheet of filo and then stack two of the filo sheets on top of each other with wide edges facing towards you.

  2. Step 2

    Cut the Brie into 18 chunky fingers and space them across the bottom of the filo sheet. Top each finger with 1 teaspoon cranberry sauce and then sprinkle over a few chopped walnuts. Cut the filo pastry into long columns.

  3. Step 3

    Roll up the filo pastry from the bottom. Cut into each roll into three parcels and twist the ends of each parcel to seal. Brush parcels with more butter and sprinkle with poppy seeds.

  4. Step 4

    Repeat steps 2–4 using up all ingredients. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes. Once browned, remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly before serving.

Food facts

The filo pastry and cranberry sauce are the main sources of carbohydrate in this snack. The carbohydrate value has been provided for those who have been trained in insulin adjustment.

The ingredients in this recipe are low in potassium. It is a snack that can be enjoyed as part of a low potassium diet, in small quantities, for a special occasion.

The phosphate in this recipe is provided mainly by the brie and small amount from the walnuts. If you have been prescribed a phosphate binder, ensure you take them with this snack and avoid eating too many.

The protein in this recipe is provided by the cheese and walnuts.

Use gluten-free filo pastry.

Check the cheese you use to ensure it is vegetarian.

Use vegan pastry and a suitable vegan cheese.

This snack is for special occasions and would work particularly well at Christmas time, however, should only be eaten in moderation.

It may also be advisable to half the total recipe for small gatherings or households.

The ingredients in this recipe are relatively inexpensive however to reduce the cost and maintain the taste you could omit the walnuts and/or poppy seeds.

These are best eaten freshly cooked, however if storing, allow them to cool, place in an air-tight container and refrigerate for up to 3 days.