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!

An easy holiday appetizer, baked Brie with roasted cranberries

Baked Brie doesn’t always come across my radar when I’m thinking about what to serve for guests.  I think that’s because it’s so easy 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.  Serve it with crackers or a thinly sliced, grilled baguette.  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.

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

Bon appétit!

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

Baked Brie with maple Roasted Cranberries

Baked Brie with maple Roasted Cranberries

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups fresh cranberries, rinsed
  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 wheel of Brie cheese
    garnish
  • fresh rosemary sprigs
  • fresh cranberries

Instructions

  1. Set oven to 375F
  2. Spread the cranberries out in a single layer in a baking dish. Toss with the maple syrup, coating all the berries.
  3. Roast for about 15-20 minutes until the cranberries are starting to burst and get juicy.
  4. 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.
  5. Garnish with some rosemary sprigs and a few raw cranberries, and then serve right away with crackers or a sliced baguette.

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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36 Comments

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    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.

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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!

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

      Thanks Jennifer, and have a wonderful holiday!

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