Brie Turnover Salad

Makes 4 servings.


  • 1/2 c. Port wine
  • 1/2 c. red wine
  • 1/4 c. raspberries, fresh
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1 piece star anise
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. raspberry vinegar
  • 4 Tbsp. walnut oil (olive oil can be substituted)
  • 4 Tbsp. canola oil
  • 8 oz. brie
  • 6 sheets filo dough
  • 1 c. butter
  • 4 c. mixed spring greens, washed and dried
  • 1/4 c. walnut halves
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


Carefully lay out 1 sheet of filo dough. Brush lightly with butter. Cover with 2 more sheets brushing each with butter. With knife, cut filo into straight strips about 3 inches wide. Repeat process with 3 additional sheets (you will only be using 8 strips). Put equal amounts of brie cheese at the end of each strip and form a triangle by folding the right hand corner to the opposite side. Continue folding until the entire strip is used.

To Make Vinaigrette:

Combine wine, Port wine, sugar, anise and raspberries and reduce over medium heat. Remove anlse. In a blender, put reduced mixture, vinegar and shallot and blend at a low speed. Add oils slowly. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

In a 350° F oven, bake walnuts until slightly brown and aromatic, 6 to 8 minutes. Set aside to cool. In a 350° F oven, bake turnovers until golden brown (approximately 6 to 8 minutes). In a large bowl, place the greens, add dressing and toss lightly. Adjust seasoning and divide among 4 plates. Place two turnovers on top of each and sprinkle walnuts around.