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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.

Baked brie wrapped in puff pastry with cranberries!

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32 Comments

  • 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


    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
    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!

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