Cranberry Baked Brie

My mom has been serving this appetizer for a long time now.  I got this recipe from her and every time I taste or smell it, I fall more in love with it.  It is an amazing appetizer and has the right combination of flavor that will keep you coming back for more!

Cranberry Baked Brie
  • 1 (16 oz) circle shaped Brie Cheese
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup chopped pecans
  • ½ cup craisins
  • 3 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons maple syrup
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  2. Place chopped pecans on a clean baking sheet and bake until toasted and fragrant.  About 7-10 minutes.
  3. Place cheese on an oven safe dish with sides.  Sprinkle and lightly pat ½ cup brown sugar over it and on the sides.
  4. Bake 15-20 minutes until cheese is soft.
  5. While cheese is baking, In a small sauce pan over medium heat, bring 3 Tbsp brown sugar and 3 Tbsp maple syrup to a boil.  Simmer until foamy, about 1-2 minutes.
  6. After cheese has baked, sprinkle chopped pecans and craisins over the cheese.  Then drizzle sauce over.
  7. Serve with baguette or crackers.


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  1. Amanda Joy

    MMMMmmmm! This reminds me of French 2020 in college on the last day of class. What is sad is I remember the yummy Brie and Camembert cheeses, but hardly any of the language:)

  2. Gabe

    Oh yum! I've been eating quite a bit of baked brie the last few months (just wrapped in puff pastry and then baked). I think I'll give this recipe a try!

    BTW, your blog is a terrible one for a pregnant mommy to be reading! Too many temptations! ;) Notice I keep coming back though! LOL!

  3. Mrs. T

    Following me from the Go Green hop?
    Thanks for coming by! Following you, girl! Your treats look YUMMMMMMYYYYY. I may regret following you… ha ha

  4. Kenda

    Are you serious! This is so dangerous to a gal like me watching her waistline. Who am I kidding? I'd eat the whole thing and not feel sorry one bit!! Thank you for sharing – and thank you for coming by TheCaffeineCoquette. Following you back :)

  5. Donna

    I have a similar recipe but it's wrapped in a puff pasty sheet. Your recipe looks like it has a lot more topping though. Yummy!
    I'm following back from the hop. Thanks for stopping by Pot of Gold Giveaways!


  6. mary kathryn @ mathews family happenings

    Nikki- thanks so much for the sweet comment and for following my blog! I'm now a follower here and hoping I can get some cooking inspiration (it's not my forte)

  7. SavannahGranny

    Wow, This sounds sooooo good. It seems like it is easy and made with things that a stocked kitchen would have on hand. That is a BIG plus.
    Thanks for visiting and following I have followed you back. I look forward to visiting you. Ginger :)

  8. Holly

    Oh wow this looks deeeelish!:) Thanks sooo much for coming by our blog and following:D I'm now following yours and am so looking forward to more recipes:) I've already been drooling as I look around here!!

  9. Army of Moms

    Came over from voiceboks and WOW! You are making me hungry. The baked brie looks Fantastic. I am following you everywhere now.:)

  10. Elle

    I really don't need this. I'm trying to lose weight and you show me all this delicious looking food. I should known what when the name had Chef in the title…

    Oh well I guess I'll follow you anyway. If I gain more weight though I'm blaming you! lol we all know it happens just from looking at pictures of fattening items :p

    Simple Wyrdings

  11. amy

    Stopping by from voiceBoks – i wasn't hungry before reading this post, but now i'm drooling! Thanks for the recipe.

  12. erin

    Wow – that looks amazing! Thanks for checking out my bacon cookies and for following. I am now following back. :)

  13. Melissa

    Thanks for linking up and following me! Your blog is so cute, and I love your yummy recipes. Your recipes are feasible for me to do. Thanks and I'm following you, too!

  14. Joy McMillan

    Oh, this sounds decadent! We usually bake ours with apricot jam and crushed nuts, but this sounds like a scrumptious change! :)

  15. Jamie

    Oh yum. Baked brie. *drools* You really can't go wrong with baked cheese!!!

    Also, I'm from Simply Delicious, thanks for following me- I'm now following you too!

  16. Sara Mae

    Omg!! This dish looks so delish! I love brie and your blog makes me drool! That died and gone to heaven choc trifle looks sooo gooooooooooooooooood!!!!! Im gonna dream about it tonight! Lol ;)

  17. Jen

    Can you think of anything I could you use in lieu of the maple syrup? I am in love with baked Brie, but not a fan of the flavor of maple syrup.


  18. Ida

    could I wrap t his in puff pastry first then put the brown sugar and cranberry mixture on top when almost baked? I have had brie in puff pastry and its great but with a different topping

  19. Katie

    I was thinking of making this and giving as a gift to my wine-o buddy with of course a bottle of wine. How would you recommend giving it? Should I cook it first then refrigerate it for a night? Also, what do you recommend wrapping it up in? I was going to buy a Christmas tin to bring it in. and putting into something like a tin?

  20. Nikki,
    This recipe is amazing! I made this over the weekend and I am going to post a photo of my baked brie and a link to your recipe on this page, if that’s okay. I just want to give you the credit and blog traffic for the recipe. Thanks again for sharing! I love your blog :)

  21. judy

    Was that a typo? If you bake brie for 15 to 20 MINUTES, you will get a pool of somewhat greasy completely melted cheese, with brown steaks from the brown sugar. Yes, you would need a dish with sides for that mess. Good thing we were having good friends over, we had a good laugh at the recipe.. And the process is ridiculous also. All you need to do is mix together the chopped pecans, cranberries (I chop them too), and brown sugar, Pat them over the piece of brie (I used a wedge shaped piece and had pecan mix left over). Sprinkle maple syrup or honey over top. Put brie in the microwave for 30 – 60 seconds…watch it ….the goal is very very soft, cheese. Some will be melted on the sides. Serve with some bread product and / or sliced fruit.