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Baked Brie with Cranberries

December 2, 2019 (Last Updated: November 3, 2020)

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

Two thin pieces of toasted bread topped with melted 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. 

Golden puff pastry crust on a plate with red grapes in the background.

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 round 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 being wrapped with 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 with a green pastry brush.
  • 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.  

Puff pastry dough topped with a leaf cut out of puff pastry placed on top.

  • 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

Don’t Forget to PIN for later! Melba toast topped with brie and cranberries.

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

If you make this recipe, I’d love to hear about it! Leave a comment below and snap a picture and tag me on Instagram @beyondthechickencoop

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Two thin pieces of toasted bread topped with melted brie and cranberries.

Baked Brie with Cranberries

Beautiful appetizer filled with brie and cranberry sauce
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 12 people
Calories 125 kcal


  • 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


  • Roll puff pastry out, thinning out just slightly.
  • Cut off corners so corners are rounded.
  • Place brie in center of pastry. Add cranberry sauce on top of brie.
  • Fold pastry up around brie.
  • Mix egg and water together in a small bowl.
  • Using a pastry brush, brush entire outside surface of brie with egg mixture.
  • Add decorative pieces of pastry, if desired.
  • Bake on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper in a 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes.


  • Best served warm.
  • Serve with crackers or bread slices.


Calories: 125kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 2gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 54mgPotassium: 12mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 2mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Baked Brie, Baked brie with cranberries, cranberry sauce with brie
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    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! 🙂

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