Gooey melty cheese is perfect for toasted bits of baguette. This maple cranberry baked brie is sweet and salty, tarty and gooey. It is perfect for a holiday or just because!
Sometimes life just calls for melty cheese. Whether you are trying to round off the edges of a particularly rough week or celebrating something fun, gooey cheese is bound to help! Add a sweet and tart topping and things are really going to be good. This gooey brie topped with an easy to make cranberry and maple sauce is the perfect combination. Dig in with a sliced baguette for a really special treat.
I couldn’t resist grabbing a round of brie at the store recently. Then the wheels got to turning. Lately I’ve been using brie sliced and melted like in a grilled cheese or on that brie and pear flatbread that was such a hit with all of us.
It had been quite a while since I just baked the brie and dug in with slices of crusty baguette. Since we were having a cozy Sunday at home, I thought it would be fun to just go for it.
It never takes much convincing for my guys to eat cheese, so I knew they’d be on board. But what to top it with?
Had I been on my own, maple and pecans were calling my name. But my husband won’t eat nuts and I wanted to know I’d have help eating it. I was tempted to work up an apple cinnamon topping.
Finally I settled on cranberries. I always buy some extra bags of fresh berries around the holidays and chuck them in the freezer to use later. This seemed like the perfect time to use one.
If you don’t have access to fresh or frozen berries, you could use a can of whole berry sauce. Just warm it up and doctor it up a bit and you’ll be in business.
This flavor combo was a hit with us. The sweet tart cranberry sauce played perfectly with the creamy tang of the cheese.
I threw a few whole pecans on because I still had them on my brain and that way my husband could easily avoid them.
You will likely have some extra cranberry sauce left when you’re done. It would be great on a turkey sandwich or mixed with yogurt and granola.
Or serve it alongside your pork roast or chicken dinner. Who said you can only have it at Thanksgiving?
If you are a fan of cranberries, pecans and cheese, be sure to check out my mini cranberry cheese balls. They are great single serve appetizers that are loaded with flavor.