Need a quick and easy appetizer recipe? This Cranberry and Brie Baked Cheese Appetizer Recipe only needs 3 ingredients and comes together in about 30 minutes!

Cranberry baked brie cheese is a delicious baked cheese appetizer perfect for holiday parties!

Need a quick and easy appetizer recipe? This baked cheese appetizer using brie cheese only needs 3 ingredients that can all be store bought and put together quickly.

I'm on a spree of making cranberry recipes! It all started with homemade cranberry sauce. I wanted something simple and quick so I made it with just three ingredients and made sure it was ready in about 15 minutes.  Cranberry sauce is nice at Thanksgiving, but making something else fun with it is even better!  And a brie appetizer? That's a winner anytime of the year.

Cranberry and Brie Baked Cheese Appetizer Recipe

Cranberry Brie

Baked brie cheese is really easy to make. Usually you quite literally just bake it and serve. But I wanted to add a touch of elegance and holiday flavor to it plus I had all that cranberry sauce to use up. So I decided top it with cranberry sauce and then add a flaky crust with some Pillsbury Crescent Rolls.

Cranberry covered Brie

Start by carefully tearing apart a square of four crescent rolls.  Just unroll the dough and you should see where the square is at. Gently press on the perforations to seal them up.

Next, add a spoonful of cranberry sauce right in the center of the rolls. Gently place the brie on top of the cranberry sauce. Top the brie with another spoon full or so of the cranberries.


Crescent Wrapped Brie

The next step is to cover the cranberries and brie with the crescent roll dough. It didn't look like the square crescent dough would actually cover the entire brie cheese round. It may have, but I wasn't sure. So I laid a rectangle of two more crescent rolls on top of the brie.

Carefully pull the corners of the crescent square up and over the brie to cover it completely. It's a little bit like wrapping a present.  Watch the bottom of the dough as it may tear.

Brie Cheese Crescents

Brush the top and sides of the dough with a simple egg wash to help it brown when baking.  The egg wash is not absolutely necessary, but it does make the dough brown and shiny in the end.

Crescent Wrapped Brie Cheese

Bake the brie on a parchment lined cookie sheet at 375 degrees for about 25-40 minutes. Mine was under baked at 30 minutes but it was getting brown on the outside so I took it out. I should have left it in another 5-10 minutes to let the cheese melt more.  Just watch it closely and let it get really brown without burning.

Remove the brie from the oven and allow it to cool for about 15 minutes before serving. You can serve with crackers or just let people pull off the crescent dough and spread the brie right on it.

Baked Brie Cheese RecipeNeed a quick and easy appetizer recipe? This baked cheese appetizer using brie cheese only needs 3 ingredients that can all be store bought and put together quickly.

Make sure to check out our Cranberry Crescent Rolls, too!

Cranberry and Brie Baked Cheese Appetizer Recipe
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  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Whisk egg in a small bowl and set aside.
  2. Gently tear apart the crescent dough so that 4 crescent rolls form a square. Press the perforations together so they don't tear apart and form one square of dough.
  3. Lay the dough out on a sheet of parchment paper. Put about 1/4 cup of cranberry sauce in the middle of the dough. Place the brie round on top of the cranberry sauce. Top the brie with more cranberries.
  4. Tear apart a rectangle of 2 crescent rolls and lay them over on top of the cranberries on top of the brie. Fold the rest of the dough up and around the brie so it is encased in the dough.
  5. Brush the tops and sides of the dough with the egg.
  6. Place the parchment paper and brie on a baking sheet. Bake for at least 30 minutes, watching closely to make sure that the dough cooks through but doesn't burn. It should be a nice dark brown once done.
  7. Allow the brie to cool for 15 minutes before serving.

Baked Brie Cheese with Cranberries



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18 comments on “Cranberry and Brie Baked Cheese Appetizer Recipe

  1. could you fully prepare up to baking it beforehand? like a couple of hours ahead?
  2. Delicious. I baked mine at 375 for 40 minutes and it came out very brown. Not burned but brown. I'll probably do 30 minutes next time.
  3. how many does this feed? Is it a single serving appetizer?
    • It's just 1 round of brie so I guess it depends on how much people will eat. But it's a normal size brie. I'd say maybe 6 people, but that's just guessing and assuming it's an appetizer.
  4. YUM! I love brie and cranberries...this looks SO good!
  5. Wow, this cranberry brie appetizer looks amazing! Thanks for linking up at the #HomeMattersParty. Hope to see you at this week's party, the door is open Friday at midnight EST.
  6. yum, that looks deelish! b
  7. CAITLIN on said:
    Can this be made ahead, frozen, and then baked?
  8. Boy, does this make my mouth water, Camille! Thanks for sharing your recipe at Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy. Congratulations - you're one of our Featured Guests at this week's party! Week #252
  9. This is such an elegant appetizer and I bet it tastes amazing! I am adding it to my Thanksgiving menu for sure. Pinned and sharing! Thanks for sharing on Family Joy Blog Link-Up Party this week. Hope you will join us again on Sunday at 12 EST.
  10. Oh my goodness! This sounds amazing!! I had a similar recipe a few summers ago and thought how hard it looked to make. But seeing your pictures and step by step instructions it looks incredibly easy! I am definitely pinning! Thanks for sharing!
  11. Making this for our Thanksgiving meal! Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner link up and don’t forget to leave a comment at the party – Next week’s features that also leave a comment get pinned, yummed and tweeted!
  12. Yum! Cranberry Sauce with Brie - sounds like a match made in heaven! Thanks for sharing this recipe that will be a great holiday treat! Blessings, Janet
  13. Spot on with this write-up, I really believe that this amazing site needs far more attention. I'll probably be back again to read through more, thanks for the info!
  14. Thank you Camille and have a great week!