Preheat an Air Fryer to 380°F for 10-15 minutes while you assemble the pastry.
Set aside 3 sheets of filo dough and cover with a slightly damp towel so the sheets don’t dry out.
Using a pastry brush, lightly dab the remaining filo sheets with egg wash and layer them in a large circle (about 12-inches) so they overlap each other. Set the brie in the center of the pastry and top with the brown sugar, cranberry sauce and pecans. Fold the pastry edges toward the center so that they cover the filling completely. Brush the outside of the pastry with butter and place in a 6-inch cake pan. Refrigerate.
Layer the remaining three sheets of filo dough into a buttered 5-inch pan (or any mini pan, such as a loaf pan) and brush the top with butter. Cook in the air fryer for 5 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove the pan of filo from the fryer and set aside.
Place the pan of brie in the air fryer and cook for 10 minutes, or until the pastry is golden brown and the brie is melted. Remove from the air fryer and let cool slightly, about five minute. Remove the brie to a serving plate using a flat spatula. Top the brie with the additional air-fried filo sheets from the 5-inch pan. Garnish with fresh thyme, if desired.
Oven method: This assembled brie can also be baked in the oven at 350°F for 25-30 minutes, or until the filo is golden.
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