Entertaining

Baked Cranberry Brie with Walnuts

Hosting for the holidays? Here is an easy appetizer you’ll want to add to your holiday menu — ready in 15 minutes!

Today, I’m sharing with you a cozy appetizer with just three ingredients: cheese, cranberry sauce, and walnuts! 

It will be the perfect addition to your menu this holiday season. Brie is already a soft cheese, but when it comes out of the oven, it’s warm, melted, gooey, and is to die for!!!

The addition of cranberry sauce is what I love more than anything. It adds a warm and festive vibe!

You can serve this Baked Cranberry Brie with crackers or pita bread on your holiday charcuterie board. 

Ingredients Needed

  • Brie – you want the Brie to be cold before baking it. You can even pop it in the freezer for about 10-15 minutes before baking it to get really cold. 
  • Cranberry Sauce – homemade or store-bought, it doesn’t matter. But if you’re going to buy the premade cranberry sauce, you will need a can of whole cranberry sauce, not the jellied version. 
  • Walnuts – you will need a small bag of chopped walnuts. 

Baking Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees 
  • Place the Brie on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 10 minutes 
  • Carefully transfer the Brie onto a separate serving dish once it has cooled 
  • Top with cranberry sauce, leaving a small border, then add a few walnuts, and enjoy!

The Brie will stay melted and gooey for only about 10-15 minutes, but it’ll still be soft to slice and spread on crackers. 

If you want to make the cheese gooey again, simply reheat it in the microwave in 20-second increments. 

You can refrigerate Baked Cranberry Brie for up to 4 days in an air-tight container or wrapped in plastic. But it’s best to eat it 1-2 days after it’s made because constant reheating will change its texture. 

Are you going to try this Baked Cranberry Brie for your next holiday gathering?

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