Cranberry baked brie cheese is a delicious baked cheese appetizer perfect for holiday parties!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Make sure to check out our Cranberry Crescent Rolls, too!
- 1 can Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
- About a 1/4 cup of Homemade Cranberry Sauce
- 1 round Brie cheese
- 1 egg
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Whisk egg in a small bowl and set aside.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Brush the tops and sides of the dough with the egg.
- 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.
- Allow the brie to cool for 15 minutes before serving.