Baked Brie with Maple Roasted Cranberries

Warm and oozy baked Brie with Roasted Cranberries
A super easy appetizer that is a crowd pleaser!

Baked Brie with Maple Roasted Cranberries is an easy holiday appetizer, and it’s so darned pretty! The baked cheese gets all gooey and the cranberries add a sweet tart punch.

An easy holiday appetizer, baked Brie with roasted cranberries

Baked Brie is such an easy appetizer it feels a little bit like cheating. 

But all it took was one bite of that melted cheese to remind me that this is a classic for a reason. I took my version in a different direction from what you usually see these days. I think Brie is rich enough, and doesn’t need a sweet, caramelized topping. Instead, I went with tart, maple roasted cranberries, they work really well with the buttery cheese. The only problem is it tends to disappear quickly. Like, instantaneously. So don’t leave the room or you might not get a bite.

Roasted Cranberry Baked Brie appetizer recipe

This is so simple — I rinse the cranberries and spread them in a single layer in a baking dish, toss them with a little maple syrup, and roast for about 15 minutes, until they pop and get juicy.

An easy holiday appetizer --- Baked Brie topped with maple roasted cranberries

The roasted berries go on top of a wheel of Brie and it all bakes up in a small skillet or an ovenproof dish….it only takes a few minutes for the cheese to get runny. Then I serve it as fast as I can get it to the table.

The best dish to use for baked brie

  • You’re going to want to bake your brie in an oven proof dish
  • It needs to be large enough to accommodate your cheese and toppings, but with room all the way around so that people can get at it easily.
  • As a general rule, allow 2 inches larger than your wheel of cheese all around…so if your brie is 5 inches, you’ll want a dish that’s about 7 inches in diameter.
  • Ceramic pie plates work well for standard sized brie, and that’s what I’ve used here.
  • I don’t recommend most so-called brie bakers, because they’re too small.
  • You can bake your brie by itself on a sheet of parchment paper, and then transfer that to any dish you like. This works well when you want to use a dish or plate that isn’t oven safe.

Sweet, tangy, and buttery Baked Brie with Roasted Maple Cranberries makes a perfect holiday appetizer

I love to experiment with cranberries because there’s nothing halfway about them, from that gorgeous color to the zingy flavor, they don’t take a backseat to anything. The fact that you can only get them this time of year makes me crave them all the more.

A beautiful Roasted Cranberry Baked Brie holiday appetizer

What to serve with baked Brie

  • Serve it with crackers, but make sure they’re sturdy enough to stand up to the cheese.
  • Or provide thin, grilled slices of a crusty baguette. 

Baked Brie with Maple Roasted Cranberries will become an instant favorite!

Sweet, tangy, and buttery Baked Brie with Roasted Maple Cranberries makes a perfect holiday appetizer
3 from 58 votes

Baked Brie with Maple Roasted Cranberries

Baked Brie with Maple Roasted Cranberries is an easy holiday appetizer, and it's so darned pretty!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Cook Time 27 minutes
Yield 6 servings
Author Sue Moran


  • 1 1/2 cups fresh cranberries rinsed
  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 7 inch wheel of Brie cheese


  • fresh rosemary sprigs
  • fresh cranberries


  • Set oven to 350F
  • Spread the cranberries out in a single layer in a baking dish. Toss with the maple syrup, coating all the berries.
  • Roast for about 10-15 minutes until the cranberries are starting to burst and get juicy.
  • Put a round of Brie in a small skillet or small baking dish. Top with the roasted cranberries and bake for another 7 minutes or so, just until the cheese is runny.
  • Garnish with some rosemary sprigs and a few raw cranberries, and then serve right away with crackers or a sliced baguette.

Cook's notes


  • Wheels of Brie keep for a long time in the fridge, and so do cranberries.  Keep both around and you'll have the makings of a really festive appetizer on a moment's notice.
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    Patty Kady
    December 2, 2019 at 7:39 am

    Since I discovered your blog in September, I have been making about 2 recipes a week. All have been winners! This one was the only one that wasn’t perfect. I always thought a wheel of brie was 16 oz. so I didn’t roast enough cranberries but the cranberries would have burned if I roasted them as long as you suggested and I still had trouble getting them off the sheet pan (and I used parchment paper). I have a convection oven but that has not seemed to be a problem for anything else. It was still a hit with guests but could used twice the cranberries.

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      December 2, 2019 at 7:44 am

      You are so sweet to say this, and I couldn’t be happier. This is an older recipe and I’ve gone in and specified the size of the wheel of cheese, thanks for your feedback 🙂

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    December 25, 2018 at 3:56 pm

    This was delicious! Many Brie recipes are full of unnecessary ingredients, this is simple and just enough. Thank you for the recipe!

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    December 18, 2017 at 11:37 am

    What size brie wheel do you use

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      December 18, 2017 at 11:53 am

      I used an 8 ounce wheel, but you can also do it with a larger 16 ounce wheel.

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    December 17, 2017 at 8:15 am

    What size is the Brie wheel you use?

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      December 17, 2017 at 8:38 am

      This type of recipe is very versatile, you can use a small 8 ounce wheel, or a 16 ounce, or larger! I usually allow 2 ounces per person.

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    Jennifer Fountain
    December 8, 2017 at 9:14 am

    This was fantastic! I am making this again and again – so easy, Christmasy and delish!

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      December 8, 2017 at 9:19 am

      Thanks Jennifer, and have a wonderful holiday!

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    September 9, 2017 at 10:53 am

    How many people would you say this serves?

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      September 9, 2017 at 10:58 am

      I’d say this serves 5-6 people, Pat, but there’s no accounting for how hungry people are!

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    Meghan | Fox and Briar
    December 12, 2015 at 7:26 pm

    Oh, wow, this is just lovely. I don’t think you need to worry about feeling like it is cheating, I think some of the best appetizers are the ones that are easy and delicious! Pinning!

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    November 28, 2015 at 8:48 pm

    I made your recipe for Thanksgiving. Oh my goodness! It was the best thing I have eaten all year. I loved it soooo much! Thank you for posting this recipe!

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      November 29, 2015 at 7:21 am

      Thanks Heather, your brie is gorgeous!

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        November 29, 2015 at 9:40 am

        Thank you so much for your kind words, Sue! Your blog is amazing and the kind of quality I aspire to achieve eventually, perhaps once my girls are both beyond toddler-hood!

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    October 31, 2015 at 8:25 pm

    this is great for the holidays

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    October 29, 2015 at 6:39 am

    this is one of my favorite appetizers, but i like that this is a little bit different with the mapley cranberries! lovely!

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    Rosemary Wolbert | Sprigs of Rosemary
    October 29, 2015 at 4:04 am

    Your photographs are superb! Truly reels me in and makes me want to try this classic of a favorite in a new way.

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    Karen Harris
    October 28, 2015 at 12:20 pm

    This is the perfect holiday appetizer.I can’t wait to give this a try. My favmily will love it.

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    October 27, 2015 at 10:41 am

    that large clunk is the sound of my jaw hitting the floor in lust over this dish… pass me the baguette!

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    October 27, 2015 at 4:48 am

    Yup! very pretty! You’ve nailed this Brie appetizer … good thing the cranberries are stacked up at the grocer’s these days! I have a feeling this recipe is going to make the rounds of the holiday tables!

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    October 27, 2015 at 4:26 am

    Love Brie! Your presentation is perfect for holiday entertaining!

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci)
    October 26, 2015 at 4:14 pm

    I adore baked brie, this is beyond perfect for the holidays!

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    October 26, 2015 at 3:09 pm

    Never tried w/ the pre-roasting w/ MS:)
    Looks like Christmas to moi!

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    October 26, 2015 at 3:00 pm

    Hi Sue, what a wonderful appetizer, love how your cranberries look, just in time for the holidays!

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    Carolyn Selheim-Miller | Boxes and Jars
    October 26, 2015 at 1:58 pm

    Aahhh Sue you’ve got me again! Baked brie is one of my favorites, and I especially love it paired with cranberry. The sweet and tart is such a great pairing. I’m also much more a fan of just a simple topping instead of wrapping the whole thing in pastry…delicious but not usually necessary. This is so going on my holiday party list 🙂

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    October 26, 2015 at 10:38 am

    I’ve made a variation on this with phyllo that used to use a cranberry raspberry jam from Loblaws President’s Choice. They no longer make it, but some cooked cranberries can be added to a very good raspberry jam to produce an excellent sweet brie in phyllo. When I use a large brie from Costco, I cut it in half and the other half contains caramelized onions, apricot jam and walnuts. It also gets wrapped in phyllo. The end result is a sweet and more savory version side by side. Here is the recipe.

    Brie wrapped in Phyllo filled with Raspberry/Cranberry Preserve

    800 grams brie — from Costco
    1/4 cup Raspberry/Cranberry jam — P.C. brand, over 50% fruit, a good quality raspberry jam with cooked cranberries and sugar added to it
    4 sheets phyllo dough
    1/4 cup melted butter

    Uncovered phyllo sheets, take one out at a time and brush with melted butter. Add another sheet on top and do the same, until you have done this to four sheets.

    Cut brie in half and put half of the raspberry/cranberry jam on the bottom half. Centre onto phyllo sheet, and then add the top layer of brie. Brush with jam and then cover with phyllo to seal. Brush whole brie with melted butter. Cover in plastic wrap if it is not going into the oven immediately and place in fridge. When ready to cook remove from fridge for thirty minutes, unwrap and then place in a 375° F oven for fifteen minutes.

    Remove Brie with a large hamburger(s) flippers onto a platter with edges. Drain melted Brie from the baking sheet with a rim into a bowl and cool and then add to brie.

    Serving Ideas : Serve with St. Urbain Bagel chips (everything bagels sliced into very thin strips, available from Costco in Canada).

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      October 26, 2015 at 11:12 am

      Oh my — when should I be over, Dom 😉 I love your half sweet half savory idea! I’ve made mini Brie bites with puff pastry, but never tried phyllo — it’s now on my list.

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    October 26, 2015 at 9:44 am

    I love cranberries and have been baking with them recently. They remind me of the holidays and this would be a perfect holiday appetizer! I love the green sprigs of rosemary with the green and white – so festive and beautiful!

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      October 26, 2015 at 9:55 am

      I have to remember to stockpile them in the freezer this year, I’d love to continue playing with them throughout the winter.

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    Tricia @ Saving room for dessert
    October 26, 2015 at 9:37 am

    I bet that smooth creamy brie is fantastic with the sweet and tart cranberries – what a fantastic combination! Going on my holiday list of must make recipes for sure!

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    [email protected] blog
    October 26, 2015 at 8:58 am

    I love visiting your blog and make your recipes often! Baked brie with cranberries is one of my favorite appetizers, I also serve it with nuts, etc. You are so right you can never go wrong with brie!

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      October 26, 2015 at 9:36 am

      Thanks Elizabeth — what I love about it is that you don’t even have to have a super special expensive Brie, that little bit of gentle baking makes any Brie luscious 🙂

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    Chris Scheuer
    October 26, 2015 at 8:57 am

    This is a wonderful (as in WONDERFUL) idea. I love having some simple tricks like this up my sleeve, especially around the holidays. And it doesn’t hurt that it sounds incredibly delicious and gorgeous, to boot!

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      October 26, 2015 at 9:37 am

      Those wheels of Brie really do last forever, so this is my new fallback for unexpected guests…

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    [email protected]
    October 26, 2015 at 8:38 am

    I am speechless at the thought of that oozing cheese and zingy cranberry goodness on a warm piece of bread. Yummmmm…

    • Reply
      October 26, 2015 at 8:39 am

      Wish I could have some for breakfast…

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