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
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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

Ingredients

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

garnish

  • fresh rosemary sprigs
  • fresh cranberries

Instructions

  • 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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  • Reply
    Nancy Shaw
    December 8, 2021 at 11:33 am

    5 stars
    Hi Sue. Making this for sure. But I think I will cook the cranberries with the maple syrup on the stove and then put in the oven with the brie to melt. Love the rosemary around the edges!

  • Reply
    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.

    • Reply
      Sue
      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 🙂

  • Reply
    Laura
    December 25, 2018 at 3:56 pm

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

  • Reply
    Pat
    December 18, 2017 at 11:37 am

    What size brie wheel do you use

    • Reply
      Sue
      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.

  • Reply
    Pat
    December 17, 2017 at 8:15 am

    What size is the Brie wheel you use?

    • Reply
      Sue
      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.

  • Reply
    Jennifer Fountain
    December 8, 2017 at 9:14 am

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

    • Reply
      Sue
      December 8, 2017 at 9:19 am

      Thanks Jennifer, and have a wonderful holiday!

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