This appetizer is a dramatic way to serve a crowd easily and elegantly.
For 8 to 10 servings, use a smaller 300-g Brie and 4 sheets of phyllo. Brushing with 1 tablespoon melted butter, stack phyllo sheets, matching edges evenly. Place Brie on top and trim sheets into a square shape, leaving 4 to 5 inches (10 to 13 cm) around Brie. Sprinkle cheese with 1 tablespoon brown sugar mixed with 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, if you wish, 1/2 cup sliced cranberries and 1/4 cup slivered almonds. Then, holding edges, evenly gather phyllo up over Brie and gently twist into a topknot. Brush with any remaining butter. Bake as above for 15 to 20 minutes.