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Baked Brie with Cranberries

Baked brie with whole cranberry sauce in puff pastry.

A perfect appetizer for the holiday season made with brie, cranberry sauce and puffed pastry.

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

Baked brie with cranberries in puff pastry.

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!

Baked brie with cranberries in puff pastry.

I used frozen puff pastry for this appetizer, but you could also use my homemade easy puff pastry dough.  You can find puff pastry in the freezer section of most grocery stores.

Pull out one sleeve and let sit for 15-20 minutes until thawed but still cold.  Unfold and  roll pastry, smoothing out creases just a bit thinner.

Brie to be used in baked brie with cranberries

Trim corners off pastry and put brie right in the center.

Baked brie with cranberries in puff pastry.

Add cranberry sauce.  I used my homemade cranberry sauce, but any type will do.  Drain any excess liquid from sauce. Wrap up like a pretty little package.

Baked brie with cranberries in puff pastry.

Use egg wash to brush pastry.  Get into seams to help keep pastry together.

With the scraps, I used a small leaf cookie cutter and cut our several leaves.  Brush the bottom of leaves to stick to pastry.  Brush the tops once secured.  Bake until golden brown.  The baked brie is best served warm.

Baked brie with cranberries in puff pastry.

5 from 2 votes
Baked brie with whole cranberry sauce in puff pastry.
Baked Brie with Cranberries
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 

Beautiful appetizer filled with brie and cranberry sauce

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Baked brie with cranberries, cranberry appetizer, cranberry sauce with brie
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 184 kcal
Author: Kathy
Ingredients
  • 1 sheet puff pastry thawed
  • 1 round of brie 8 oz
  • 1/4 cup whole cranberry sauce excess juice drained off
Egg Wash
  • 1 whole egg
  • 2 Tablespoons 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 at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes.
  9. Serve warm with crackers, bread slices or veggies.
Recipe Notes

Best served warm.
Serve with crackers or bread slices.

Nutrition Facts
Baked Brie with Cranberries
Amount Per Serving
Calories 184 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 19mg 6%
Sodium 171mg 7%
Potassium 41mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 11g 4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 2.2%
Vitamin C 0.1%
Calcium 3.7%
Iron 3.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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32 Comments

  • 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!

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

    Oh yes, this does look amazing! This makes me want to have a party just so I can make this 🙂 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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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! 🙂 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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    karrie @ Tasty Ever After
    December 1, 2015 at 11:58 am

    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 🙂

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

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

  • 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!

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