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Maple Cranberry Baked Brie

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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!

plate of baked brie with cranberry sauce and pecans with baguette slice dipped in gooey cheese.

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.

plate of gooey brie baked with cranberry maple sauce and spread on a baguette slice.

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.

saucepan of maple cranberry sauce.

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.

melted brie spilling out of wheel and ready to be dipped in.

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.

Yield: 6 Servings

Maple Cranberry Baked Brie

melted brie spilling out of wheel and ready to be dipped in.

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!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

For Brie

  • 8oz round of brie
  • 1 cup of maple cranberry sauce
  • 1 baguette, thinly sliced and toasted
  • optional: toasted pecans

Maple Cranberry Sauce

  • 12 oz fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar

Instructions

Sauce

  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a sauce pan.
  2. Bring to a boil over medium-low heat for 15-20 minutes or until thickened.
  3. Set aside to cool.

Assembly

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Place the brie on an oven safe dish.
  3. Bake for about 15 minutes or until soft and gooey.
  4. Top with about a cup of warm maple cranberry sauce.
  5. Add pecans if desired and serve with toasted baguette slices.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 348Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 38mgSodium: 565mgCarbohydrates: 47gFiber: 2gSugar: 17gProtein: 14g

All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.

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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!

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Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies

Wednesday 7th of February 2018

Carlee - This sounds sooo good! I did a baked brie for a holiday gathering a while back, and it was a hit. I will have to remember to do that again and dress it up with your Maple Cranberry Sauce!

Carlee

Friday 9th of February 2018

I hope you love it! Though it is hard to go wrong with melty cheese!

Amy (Savory Moments)

Wednesday 7th of February 2018

This looks so so yummy! I froze a few bags of marked down cranberries at the end of the holidays as well - a perfect use for them! Thanks for linking up to the Friday Frenzy!

Carlee

Friday 9th of February 2018

I only have one bag left! Now I have to really use them juciciously ;-) This was definitely a worthy cause though! Thank you!

Amy

Sunday 4th of February 2018

You are absolutely right - sometimes life does call for melty cheese! This baked brie sounds so delicious. Thank you.

Carlee

Tuesday 6th of February 2018

It's just a fact and it's best if we don't fight it! Thank you!

Colleen - Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck

Sunday 4th of February 2018

I think I would find it extremely hard not to eat this entire thing by myself!

Carlee

Tuesday 6th of February 2018

It's hard to stop, so invite a friend before you make it! ;-)

Unknown

Sunday 4th of February 2018

Now you're speaking my language! YUM! My kids don't like sweet things with brie, I think they're crazy. Pinned to my appetizer board.

Thanks for linking up to the Friday Frenzy--we appreciate you!

Carlee

Tuesday 6th of February 2018

Oh man, they are crazy! More for you and me!! Thank you <3

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