Baked Brie with Roasted Cranberry Sauce

This baked brie with roasted cranberry sauce is perfect for entertaining, from Christmas party appetizers to New Years Eve recipes.

Baked Brie with Roasted Cranberry Sauce | A Couple Cooks

Here’s a good one for a holiday party or a special wintery meal. For us, warm and gooey brie is right up there on our list of favorite things. And covered in a tangy, lightly sweet roasted cranberry sauce? Even better! This bake brie with roasted cranberry sauce would be perfect as part of a spread of Christmas party appetizers or New Years Eve recipes. Or just as a starter for a romantic meal! Keep reading for the baked brie recipe.

Baked Brie with Roasted Cranberry Sauce | A Couple Cooks

How to make baked brie with cranberry sauce

For this baked brie recipe, Alex had the idea of roasting up some cranberries, combining them with orange and honey, and pouring them over warm brie cheese. How could I say no? It came out perfectly: the tangy fruit was the perfect compliment to the creamy, salty cheese. We sprinkled a few crushed pistachios on the top, since we’ve been on a bit of a pistachio kick lately.

The roasted cranberry sauce is very simple to make: simply roast the cranberries with a bit of honey and orange zest for about 15 minutes. After the quick roasting time, mix the roasted cranberries with orange juice and honey and let them stand for 30 minutes. In the meantime, you heat the brie cheese for about 15 minutes until creamy on the inside. It’s the perfect treat that your guests will go gaga over.

Spontaneous entertaining

We’ve had a relaxing weekend with some spontaneous gatherings with friends. In this overscheduled age, it’s refreshing to text a friend and within a few hours be making dinner together, or laughing over cards and drinks. We’ve been trying to keep our calendars a little freer to allow for this organic type of gathering, though with the holidays coming we only have a few days before the schedule is full again. Here’s to enjoying spontaneous moments…and maybe with some baked brie!

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This recipe is…

This baked brie with roasted cranberry sauce is vegetarian, gluten free, naturally sweet, and refined sugar free.

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Baked Brie with Roasted Cranberry Sauce


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  • Author: a Couple Cooks
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x

Description

This baked brie with roasted cranberry sauce is perfect for entertaining, from Christmas party appetizers to New Years Eve recipes.


Scale

Ingredients

  • 1 brie wheel (12 ounces)
  • 1 orange
  • 2 cups cranberries (fresh or thawed frozen)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon honey, divided
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup crushed pistachios for garnish (optional)
  • Baguette or crackers for serving

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 425°F.
  2. Zest and juice the orange. In a bowl, combine the cranberries, orange zest, olive oil, 1 tablespoon honey, vanilla extract, and kosher salt. Place cranberries on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet, and roast 12 to 15 minutes until tender.
  3. Return the cranberry mixture to a bowl and stir in the reserved orange juice and ¼ cup honey. Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes or more before serving.
  4. When ready to serve, preheat the oven to 375°F. Bake the brie for 15 minutes until soft and warm. Spread the cranberry mixture over the brie. If desired, add chopped pistachios for garnish. Serve with crackers or bread slices.

  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: French

Keywords: Brie, Baked Brie, Baked Brie Cranberry, Cranberry Sauce, Roasted Cranberries, Pistachios, Appetizer, Snack

 

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About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.

Alex Overhiser

Cookbook Author and photographer

Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.

8 Comments

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    Hilary Baker
    December 8, 2013 at 6:03 pm

    I love that this baked Brie isn’t wrapped in pastry, saves a few calories for dessert or cocktails!

  • Reply
    Tiffany
    December 8, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    My oh my. This is on my Christmas menu for SURE!

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    Tieghan
    December 8, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    This is my kind of meal and I too am loving pistachios lately, so this is a no brainer for me! :)

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    Jess
    December 8, 2013 at 11:26 pm

    You’re so right – there’s something so wonderfully luxurious about a spontaneous gathering, especially this time of year. Baked brie is always a hit, but those toppings are inspired! Love this!

  • Reply
    Skye
    December 9, 2013 at 4:33 am

    What a lovely way of doing baked brie. So simple but so gorgeous looking. And love the added pistachios. Gorgeous.

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    Shanna
    December 9, 2013 at 10:34 am

    I love the way you guys pursue community with other people. It inspires me.

  • Reply
    Amy Alt
    December 9, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    I have only ever baked camembert before – will definitely be shoving a brie in the oven over christmas now though. This looks so dramatic and what a great simple way to end a Christmas dinner party

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    dishing up the dirt
    December 9, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    I love a good baked brie recipe this time of year. The combination of the roasted cranberries, honey and orange takes this to a whole new level! yum!

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