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Baked Brie with Cranberries

December 2, 2019

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Baked Brie with cranberries is a perfect appetizer for the holiday season made with brie, cranberry sauce and puff pastry.

A cracker topped with baked brie and cranberries.

The time between Thanksgiving and New Years is party season.  There are so many celebrations and holiday parties.  This baked brie with cranberries is perfect for a casual get-together or something a bit fancier.

Puff pastry filled with melted brie and cranberry sauce.

The best part about this baked brie, besides tasting fabulous, it looks amazing!  Your guests will be so impressed with the beauty, the taste, and your culinary skills!

Keep it a secret that it was easy to create!  There’s no reason to tell anyone!  They will just think you are a true genius in the kitchen – and you are!

What is baked brie?

This baked brie is a round of brie topped with whole berry cranberry sauce. The brie and cranberries are wrapped in puff pastry and baked. 

Puff pastry wrapped around a slab of brie cheese.

What do I need to make Baked Brie with Cranberries?

I used frozen puff pastry for this appetizer, but you could also use my homemade easy puff pastry dough. You will also need an 8 ounce round of brie and some cranberry sauce. The whole berry sauce works best and you can make your own, use leftovers from Thanksgiving or buy a can of whole berry sauce. 

How do I make Baked Brie?

  • If using frozen puff pastry dough, allow dough to thaw.
  • Unwrap the brie. There’s no need to cut off the outer layer on the brie. It is totally edible.

A round of brie on white paper.

  •  Roll out puff pastry dough and trim corners. 
  • Place brie in center of puff pastry.

 

A slob of brie on top of puff pastry dough.

  • Add cranberry sauce.  I used my homemade cranberry sauce, but any type will do.  Drain any excess liquid from sauce.

Brie topped with cranberries and puff pastry dough.

  • Wrap  puff pastry around brie, folding sides in. Where dough overlaps, use a bit of egg wash to help hold dough together.  Egg wash added to puff pastry.
  • Add decorative cut out puff pastry to the top.  I used a small leaf cookie cutter and cut our several leaves with the scraps from the corners that I cut off.  Brush the bottom of leaves to stick to pastry.  

Decorative puff pastry being added to a round of brie.

  • Use egg wash to brush pastry.  Puff pastry covered with egg wash.
  •  Bake until golden brown.  The baked brie is best served warm.

Toasted bread topped with brie and cranberries.

How do I serve baked brie?

I like to serve the warm brie on a plate with a knife and allow guests to serve themselves. I serve crackers, crispy melba toast, toasted french bread, thinly sliced apples along with the brie. 

Can I make this ahead of time?

This appetizer is best baked and served right away. 

Other great appetizers

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This recipe was originally published in November of 2015. The recipe and pictures have been updated. 

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5 from 6 votes
A cracker topped with baked brie and cranberries.
Baked Brie with Cranberries
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 

Beautiful appetizer filled with brie and cranberry sauce

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Baked Brie, Baked brie with cranberries, cranberry sauce with brie
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 125 kcal
Author: Kathy
Ingredients
  • 1 sheet puff pastry thawed
  • 1 8 oz brie
  • 1/3 cup whole cranberry sauce excess juice drained off
Egg Wash
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 Tablespoon water
Instructions
  1. Roll puff pastry out, thinning out just slightly.
  2. Cut off corners so corners are rounded.
  3. Place brie in center of pastry. Add cranberry sauce on top of brie.
  4. Fold pastry up around brie.
  5. Mix egg and water together in a small bowl.
  6. Using a pastry brush, brush entire outside surface of brie with egg mixture.
  7. Add decorative pieces of pastry, if desired.
  8. Bake on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper in a 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes.

Recipe Notes
  • Best served warm.
  • Serve with crackers or bread slices.
Nutrition Facts
Baked Brie with Cranberries
Amount Per Serving
Calories 125 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 54mg2%
Potassium 12mg0%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 2mg0%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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40 Comments

  • Reply
    Alexandra @ It's Not Complicated Recipes
    December 4, 2019 at 12:38 pm

    5 stars
    This really is the perfect festive appetiser, Kathy! I love it! šŸ™‚

  • Reply
    David @ Spiced
    December 3, 2019 at 5:54 am

    5 stars
    I’m all about party season! If you ask me, a good appetizer like baked brie and a good glass of wine totally qualifies as dinner during the holidays. We love brie, but we haven’t had any in quite some time. I’m thinking we’ll do that during the holiday season! Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe, Kathy!

  • Reply
    Valentina
    December 2, 2019 at 9:24 pm

    I think brie and cranberries are one of those magical culinary marriages. Like peanut butter and chocolate, or chocolate and hazelnuts. So festive and delicious for the holiday season. I would even make a sandwich of it for lunch! šŸ™‚ ~Valentina

    • Reply
      Kathy
      December 3, 2019 at 4:45 am

      A match made in heaven!

  • Reply
    Haylie / Our Balanced Bowl
    December 2, 2019 at 12:29 pm

    5 stars
    Baked brie makes my heart happy!! I have a recipe on my blog with apricot preserves..I love this variety!! I bet the cranberries give it a delicious tartness that is amazing! YUM!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      December 3, 2019 at 4:46 am

      I do love the tartness of the cranberry. I will need to try your version with apricot.

  • Reply
    Dawn - Girl Heart Food
    December 2, 2019 at 6:27 am

    5 stars
    This is my kinda food, especially for entertaining…though, I’d have a hard time sharing this one! Looks heavenly, Kathy!! Just pass the bread!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      December 3, 2019 at 4:43 am

      I love just about everything on an appetizer table and this is one of my favorites!

  • Reply
    Rosemary krupski
    December 18, 2015 at 7:20 pm

    It looks like you left the white coating on the Brie. Is this correct? I have always pealed it off before eating it. I didn’t think it was edible. What do you do?

    • Reply
      Kathy
      December 18, 2015 at 8:09 pm

      I leave it on. It is edible. I’ve never cut it off, but you certainly could if you’d prefer. Enjoy!

  • Reply
    karrie @ Tasty Ever After
    December 1, 2015 at 11:58 am

    5 stars
    I made this every year around Christmas but always leave it plain, nothing inside except for the brie. This year I’ll make it your way and put the cranberries inside! Yum! Thanks Kathy šŸ™‚

    • Reply
      Kathy
      December 2, 2015 at 6:27 am

      Yes, try the cranberries! Let me know if you love it!

  • Reply
    Ashley
    December 1, 2015 at 10:54 am

    Baked brie is suchhhh a weakness of mine! This sounds wonderful!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      December 2, 2015 at 6:26 am

      Trust me…it is wonderful! Thanks!!!

  • Reply
    Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor
    December 1, 2015 at 7:54 am

    I can’t resist baked brie and this is a great way to use up some leftover cranberry sauce!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      December 2, 2015 at 6:26 am

      Baked brie is a weakness of mine! I had to make an extra batch of cranberry sauce just for this brie. Well worth it though!

  • Reply
    Manali @ CookWithManali
    December 1, 2015 at 6:08 am

    This sounds so delicious! I love anything puff pastry and I am sure it’s extra delicious with the brie & cranberries!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      December 2, 2015 at 6:25 am

      I agree…puff pastry makes everything amazing!

  • Reply
    Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen
    November 30, 2015 at 11:01 am

    OH yum! Love how heavenly this baked brie look. Cranberries sound like an awesome addition!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      December 2, 2015 at 6:25 am

      Thanks, Anu!

  • Reply
    Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
    November 30, 2015 at 10:06 am

    A big heck yes to Brie en Croute! I love that you added cranberries to yours! This is festively fun and seriously pretty! Perfect for the holidays! Cheers!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      December 2, 2015 at 6:24 am

      The cranberries paired perfectly with the brie. Thanks!!!

  • Reply
    Rachelle @ Beer Girl Cooks
    November 30, 2015 at 9:05 am

    Oh my! I love baked brie! I’ve never made my own in a puff pastry before. Those cranberries in there sound heavenly!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      December 2, 2015 at 6:24 am

      The puff pastry just takes it up a notch and makes it a bit fancier!

  • Reply
    David @ Spiced
    November 30, 2015 at 6:24 am

    We were just talking about making baked brie the other day! I love the cranberry addition here. This looks like the perfect appetizer for a holiday party! šŸ™‚ Hope you had an awesome Thanksgiving, Kathy!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      December 2, 2015 at 6:23 am

      Thanks, David! It is the perfect holiday party appetizer!

  • Reply
    Laura @ Raise Your Garden
    November 30, 2015 at 5:08 am

    My mom raves about Brie and I’ve never even tried it! I’m such a wimp when it comes to trying new cheeses. But I LOVE cranberry, especially for Christmas, the red thing, ya know. Gotta eat red food this time of year. It looks delicious!!!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      December 2, 2015 at 6:23 am

      Give it a try, Laura! Just one little bite and you’ll be hooked!

  • Reply
    Lindsey
    November 30, 2015 at 12:20 am

    Baked brie is the absolute best, especially at this time of year!!!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      December 2, 2015 at 6:22 am

      I totally agree!

  • Reply
    Danielle @ So Munch Love
    November 29, 2015 at 12:11 pm

    OMG, brie!!! I absolutely love brie and baked brie is damn good as well. I have never had it with cranberries before. I could imagine the tart fruit goes great with this rich and creamy cheese. Looks fab!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      December 2, 2015 at 6:08 am

      The tartness is perfect with the cheese!

  • Reply
    Jenny
    November 28, 2015 at 7:46 pm

    Yum! I will have to try this.

    • Reply
      Kathy
      November 29, 2015 at 6:35 am

      Let me know how it turns out!

  • Reply
    Amanda
    November 28, 2015 at 2:07 pm

    I love baked brie. This looks absolutely delicious. I’ve never had it with cranberries before, and I think I have to now!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      November 29, 2015 at 6:34 am

      The cranberries pair really well with the brie. I hope you try it.

  • Reply
    Meghan | Fox and Briar
    November 28, 2015 at 11:59 am

    5 stars
    Oh yes, this does look amazing! This makes me want to have a party just so I can make this šŸ™‚ And I still have MORE cranberry sauce, so here is another use for it!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      November 29, 2015 at 6:34 am

      It’s a perfect way to use up that cranberry sauce!

  • Reply
    Rachel @ Bakerita
    November 28, 2015 at 8:17 am

    I can’t get enough of baked brie, and putting cranberries on top sounds amazing!!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      November 29, 2015 at 6:33 am

      Fruit and cheese always makes a great combination!

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