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Cranberry and Brie Baked Cheese Appetizer Recipe

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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

Cranberry and Brie Baked Cheese Appetizer Recipe


  • 1 can Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
  • About a 1/4 cup of cranberry sauce
  • 1 round Brie cheese
  • 1 egg


  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.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 90Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 98mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 0gSugar: 4gProtein: 2g
Baked Brie Cheese with Cranberries




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  • Kim
    October 11, 2020

    Can you keep any leftover

    • Camille
      October 23, 2020

      Maybe? It’ll probably be a little soggy. And I’m not sure what the health and safety recommendations are for leftover brie.

  • Gerri Keating
    January 13, 2020

    Did you trim the rind first?

    • Camille
      January 24, 2020

      We did not trim the rind first.

  • Charlotte Jane
    December 25, 2019

    I tried this today! Its in the oven as we speak. I followed the link from Pinterest and I’m so excited to see how it turns out! Thanks so much for sharing !

    • Charlotte Jane
      December 25, 2019

      Oh, I added lemon zest on top for an extra pretty little zing.

  • Anna B.
    December 22, 2019

    I made this today and only one person wasn’t crazy for it. I think if I had trimmed off the rind it would have helped the score be 100%. Also my cranberry relish had toasted pecans and that made this even better!

  • Mei
    December 5, 2019

    I would love to try this for the holidays. But my in-laws are not big on brie. Do you think it would work with cream cheese as well?

    • Camille
      December 6, 2019

      I’m not sure! It would not hold up very well.

    • Charlotte Jane
      December 25, 2019

      I know its too late, however, another type of similar cheese would work Just ask over tin our local grocery tore deli and they can point you to a comparable cheese!

  • Rosie
    October 15, 2019

    Just love your Cranberry and Brie Bake! Thank you so much for Sharing. Quite the crowd pleaser! 😊🌹

  • Linda Hurst
    December 25, 2018

    Huge hit today!! Easy recipe, great presentation and delicious! Thanks for making our Christmas Merry!

  • Janice Crosson
    December 2, 2018

    Is this an 8 oz brie? I want to make it but not sure size of brie.

    • Camille
      December 3, 2018

      I think so? It’s the regular size in the grocery store! I never check to see how big it is! 🙂

  • Sarah
    August 18, 2018

    It says 375 in your description but when you go straight to the recipe it says 350! Which one is it!!? Looks amazing!

    • Camille
      August 20, 2018

      Ack! Follow the directions on the can of crescent rolls and use that temperature.

  • Margo
    January 16, 2018

    Are you sure the calorie count is 2714?

    • Camille
      January 16, 2018

      No, the nutritional info may not be correct. It will depend greatly on your cheese and spread.

  • Daryl
    December 17, 2017

    I use red pepper jelly instead of cranberries, delicious and a great party appetizer!

    • Sheri Ramirez
      December 18, 2017

      Thanks for this idea. I am planning to serve brie/cranberry at Christmas and was debating adding a couple of tablespoons of my homemade pepper jelly to the cranberry sauce. Your post has helped me decide to do it. Thanks!

  • Cayce Coskey
    December 5, 2017

    Can you reheat this after baking? Was going to take to a potluck at the office, but don’t have the luxury of baking it immediately prior to serving.

    • Camille
      December 5, 2017

      I have never done it. You’d need to reheat it long enough to get the brie to melt and I’m afraid the crescent rolls would end up a little soggy. But I think a toaster oven would work.

  • Sheila
    November 23, 2017

    This really looked amazing so I thought I would try it out for Thanksgiving. My family did not find it appetizing and will not let it go. I expect a photo album forever commemorating their ridicule ( not kidding). I will post it here when I get the chance.

    So, my guess is, it’s not for everyone.

    • Camille
      November 24, 2017

      Brie is definitely not for everyone! It has a very distinct flavor and is an aged cheese. Most people I serve it to love it but not everyone.

  • Wendy
    November 23, 2017

    I made this today in a 12 sheet of cupcakes and it was really a hit! I didn’t know whether to cut off the brie’s white coat, so I did, but I see here it was not needed, right? Just making sure- thanks

    • Camille
      November 24, 2017

      I leave the the coating on and just cut through it once everything is baked. Then use the crescent roll to dip in the cheese and berries.

    • Michelle Shirley
      March 16, 2021

      I need to know more about this cupcake method!

  • Tina
    November 21, 2017

    Love this recipe. I made something similar with philo dough and apricot preserve. Thanks for the cranberry idea for Thanksgiving. I want to try the crescent roll wrap as well, but the grocery was out already this close to the holiday!

    • Camille
      November 21, 2017

      That sounds wonderful, too!

  • Michelle
    November 20, 2017

    I made this last night to try before Thanksgiving and it was delicious! I will definitely be serving it for Thanksgiving (and other nights as well!). Mine did brown quickly so I covered it in foil after half an hour so it could keep cooking for the full 40 minutes. This was very easy to make and looked beautiful. Also, while I’m sure homemade cranberry sauce would be wonderful, I used store bought cranberry sauce and it still tasted great. Thanks!

    • Camille
      November 20, 2017

      Yes I’m sure store bought is just fine. 😉 Glad you liked it! Thanks for giving us some tips.

  • Lauren
    November 12, 2017

    Hi!! What would you serve this with?? Or do you cut a slice and just eat!? I want to make it for thanksgiving!! Looks amazing!

  • Life Diet Health
    November 11, 2017

    Camille this is perfect! What a fantastic way to serve baked brie – that’s on my list for party food next weekend thank you! Thanks for sharing at Fiesta Friday – don’t forget to link up so your readers can come and join the party too!

  • Heather
    November 11, 2017

    This recipe is even more simple than I thought it would be! I LOVE brie, especially when it’s melty and gooey. This is such a good idea, thanks for sharing!

  • DIY Home Sweet Home
    November 10, 2017

    OMG!! This looks and sounds so delicious! Thanks for linking up to More the Merrier Monday. Can’t wait to see what you’ll be linking up next week.

    DIY Home Sweet Home

  • Cathy Lawdanski
    November 6, 2017

    I love baked brie! I love cranberries!This is perfect for me!

  • Helen at the Lazy Gastronome
    November 6, 2017

    I love baked brie – this is a great recipe! Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner Party!

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  • Ruth
    August 5, 2017

    Is the calorie content correct????? 2714 calories per serving???? That is extremely high. The fat calories are 1085 Per serving. Also extremely high. It looks delicious but I am not going to eat anything that is that high in calories. That is just a heart attack waiting to happen!

    • Dbd
      October 8, 2017

      From what I know about brie (which is about 900 cal for an 8 oz round), I think the calories shown are for the entire dish not serving. So if 6 people share its about 420 cal per serving (approx)

      • Camille
        October 9, 2017

        The nutrition info is auto calculated by the site. 🙂 Thanks!

  • kala
    December 31, 2016

    could you fully prepare up to baking it beforehand? like a couple of hours ahead?

    • Camille
      January 1, 2017

      I’m not sure. The crescent roll dough doesn’t hold it’s shape very well. I’d be concerned that it’d fall off.

  • Mary
    November 20, 2016

    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.

  • Kate
    November 16, 2016

    how many does this feed? Is it a single serving appetizer?

    • Camille
      November 16, 2016

      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.

  • Michelle
    November 3, 2016

    YUM! I love brie and cranberries…this looks SO good!

  • Nicole
    November 2, 2016

    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.

  • the cape on the corner
    October 31, 2016

    yum, that looks deelish!

    October 30, 2016

    Can this be made ahead, frozen, and then baked?

    • Camille
      October 31, 2016

      No, it has to be made and served immediately.

  • Create With Joy
    October 29, 2016

    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

  • Cristina at Ava's Alphabet
    October 28, 2016

    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.

  • Karen Del Tatto
    October 27, 2016

    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!

  • Helen at the Lazy Gastronome
    October 25, 2016

    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!

  • Janet Vinyard
    October 24, 2016

    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

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  • Liz
    November 8, 2015

    Thank you Camille and have a great week!