Baked Brie with Cranberry Sauce

An easy and delicious appetizer, this Baked Brie with Cranberry Sauce is perfect for any cheese lover. Made with only a few simple ingredients and in 15 minutes, this baked brie comes together so quickly and easily! Perfect for holiday entertaining or when you have guests over. 

You will be obsessed with this easy, 15-minute baked brie. This festive appetizer is filled and topped with a cranberry orange sauce, pecans, and fresh rosemary that is perfect for holiday entertaining. The warm melty brie is absolutely irresistible and you’ll want to eat the entire block!

Overhead view of a baked brie with cranberry sauce served with crackers.

I love entertaining and appetizers are my favourite part. It’s so fun to just relax and hang out with your guests and snack on delicious food. This warm baked brie is one of my go-to’s since it’s easy to make but I also love making my Easy Shrimp Guacamole Bites Recipe, Easy Deviled Eggs Recipe, Sausage Stuffed Mushroom Recipe, and a Holiday Cheese Board.

How to Make Baked Brie with Cranberry Sauce

Ingredients

  • Round brie cheese — Feel free to get a larger one if you prefer! The more, the merrier.
  • Cranberry sauce — I used my homemade cranberry sauce with hints of orange to it.
  • Roasted pecans — You can use whole, halved, or pieces of pecan.
  • Fresh rosemary sprigs — This fresh herb makes for a beautiful garnish.

Instructions

Prepare the Equipment

  • Preheat the oven at 350℉.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set it aside.

Bake the Brie

  • Place brie on the parchment paper and bake for about 15 minutes.

Garnish and Enjoy!

  • Let brie sit for 1-2 minutes, then transfer the brie cheese to a serving platter.
  • Top with cranberry sauce and pecans.
  • Garnish with rosemary and serve immediately with crackers, bread, etc.

Close up of a baked brie with cranberry sauce cut open with cheese melting out.

What can I add on top of the baked brie?

Feel free to add whatever you want on top! Fresh fruit such as blueberries, sliced strawberries, and cranberries make for a colourful and fresh addition. You can also drizzle honey or maple syrup over the warm baked brie. Another favourite of mine is citrus zest. The pecans can also be swapped out for other nuts (or add a mixture of nuts). Play around with it to find your favourite combination.

How do I transfer the baked brie?

If you’re worried about the warm brie breaking open as you transfer it, here’s a neat trick. Move the entire baked brie on the parchment to your serving plate and cut the parchment. Cut either the browned parchment or simply cut as close to the brie as possible. No one will notice as the crackers will cover it and they’ll be too busy enjoying the gooey brie!

Can I make this in advance?

You can’t really make baked brie in advance as the cheese will firm up as it cools. You could make the cranberry sauce ahead of time and store it in the fridge instead. See my cranberry orange sauce post for tips and notes on how to prepare it in advance or you can make this sauce using an Instant Pot. It will be ready in no time.

Do I take the rind off brie before baking?

Keep the rind of the brie cheese on, as it will help the cheese hold its shape as it bakes. If you remove it, the cheese will melt out onto the parchment.

Overhead view of a baked brie with cranberry sauce with pecans, blueberries, and rosemary on top.

What should I serve with brie cheese?

Serve the baked brie with cranberry sauce with something that’s sturdy enough to scoop into the cheese such as low-carb crackers, crusty French bread, toasted baguette slices, or plain-flavored crackers. You also don’t want super flavourful crackers as they’ll compete with the taste of the cheese.

What happens if you bake brie too long?

If you overbake the cheese, the brie goes from deliciously soft and gooey to tough and hard. Be careful not to overbake!

Can I reheat this?

If your guests haven’t finished the brie quickly enough, you can place the brie back in the oven to gently reheat so it’s melty again.

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Baked Brie with Cranberry Sauce

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Ingredients

  • 8 oz round brie cheese
  • 1/2 cup cranberry sauce - I used my homemade cranberry sauce.
  • 1 cup roasted pecans
  • fresh rosemary sprigs - for garnish

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven at 350℉. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. Place brie on the parchment paper and bake for about 15 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and let brie sit for 1-2 minutes, then transfer the brie cheese to a serving platter. Top with cranberry sauce and pecans. Garnish with rosemary and serve immediately with crackers, bread, etc. Enjoy!
Serving: 1/6, Calories: 296kcal, Fat: 24g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g, Monounsaturated Fat: 11g, Cholesterol: 38mg, Sodium: 241mg, Potassium: 57mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 8g

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