Baked Brie With Cranberries & Pecans

Serving Brie


Brie and camembert are wonderful cheeses with a harder outer skin and a soft center. People often wonder if the outer rind is edible and the answer is yes. It adds so much character to the cheese.  Keep the brie stored in its original container in the refrigerator until opened. If you have left over unbaked brie, wrap with wax or parchment paper not plastic wrap. The cheese needs to breath.  If it has been baked, then you may wrap in plastic.



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Brie can be served at room temperature and you should remove from the fridge an hour before serving. If serving to a group, place on cheese board and make one or two small slices to show proper portion size.  Do not cut the whole cheese as it dries out quickly. Brie can be paired with crusty bread and plain crackers.  Fruits like berries, grapes, apples, and pears are wonderful paired with brie.







Personally I love baked brie with a molten center.  Today we’ll pair it with cranberries and pecans for a tasty treat. I’m using organic fruit-juice sweetened cranberries, but you can use fresh or frozen cranberries cooked with honey, a little brown sugar, cinnamon, orange zest, and cranberry juice. If you make cranberry sauce or chutney around the holidays, save some for a baked brie.  This is a fast, easy appetizer so begin to bake it when your guests arrive. Within about 15 minutes, everyone will be happily eating baked brie.



Bake Brie With Cranberries And Pecans

Use organic when available.  Serves 8


Bake Brie With Cranberries and Pecans

This is a fast, easy appetizer so begin to bake it when your holiday guests arrive. Within about 15 minutes, everyone will be happily eating baked brie.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword baked brie, baked brie with cranberries, holiday appetizer, holiday food
Servings 8


  • 8 oz brie wheel
  • 3 tbsp dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup pecan pieces
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter or margarine
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  • Put brie in a baking dish that you can take to the table
  • Mix all other ingredients and cover top of brie
  • Bake 12 to 20 minutes or until cheese is soft or puffs a little on the edges
  • With sharp knife cut a small wedge to allow cheese to run onto plate
  • Serve with whole grain crackers or thin baguette slices











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I was raised in Tennessee but have lived in Florida for many years. Love my small home in the Tampa Bay area and its developing garden. My decorating style is eclectic - some vintage, some cottage, all with a modern flair. Pursuing a healthier lifestyle. Spent many years in social services but am happily retired.

24 thoughts to “Baked Brie With Cranberries & Pecans”

  1. Did you know that some of the harder cheeses are better for those with dairy allergies? I’ve never been diagnosed with dairy allergies, but I’m sensitive to it. I tend to do better with the harder cheeses.

    This looks so good!

    1. You definitely shouldn’t make this then. What’s your favorite cheese that doesn’t bother you? Something like cheddar?

  2. Carol, I love baked brie in pretty much any way that it can be prepared! I have made it with cranberries, cranberry chutney, and many other versions of cranberries. It is also amazing with honey and walnuts. Served with apple or pear slices or buttery crescent rolls. All so good. Thanks for sharing your version so I have more options to enjoy this amazing snack. And thank you for joining my link up!


  3. Believe it or not I’ve never had brie before, but your picture makes it look tantalizingly good! I would love to try it. Thank you for sharing your recipe with us at Party in Your PJs. Pinned and shared!

  4. I love baked brie! I’ll have to try this variation. Thanks for sharing the recipe with SYC.

  5. What a lovely way to serve brie, Carol! I can just imagine my hubby and I curling up by the fire with this delicious treat and a nice glass of red wine…Thank you so much for bringing this lovely recipe to the Hearth and Soul Link Party. Sharing on the H&S Facebook page later today! Have a great week!

  6. Carol this looks so yummy I am practically salivating. That bree is something else and to combine it with the cranberries it must be so full of flavor.

  7. Thanks so much for partying with us at the #WednesdayAIMLinkParty and Giveaway! We hope to see you at our next party on Dec-19-2018.

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