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Cranberry Baked Brie with crackers and apples
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5 from 7 votes

Cranberry Baked Brie

This easy cranberry baked Brie is made with flaky, golden puff pastry, cranberry sauce, chopped nuts, and a wheel of Brie. Serve it this winter as a cheeseboard centerpiece at your next party!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: French
Diet: Vegetarian
Servings: 16 people
Calories: 113kcal


  • 1 sheet puff pastry
  • 8 ounce wheel Brie
  • ½ cup cranberry sauce homemade or store-bought whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • ¼ cup chopped pecans or walnuts (or both)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • To serve: grapes, apple slices, crackers, sliced baguette


  • Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.  Roll out puff pastry onto the paper.  Cut off about ⅓ of the puff pastry (reserve).
    Note: This recipe was written for refrigerated puff pastry. If using frozen puff pastry, thaw before using, rolled out to ¼" thickness, and work on a floured surface instead of parchment paper.
  • Place the wheel of Brie in the middle of the larger piece of puff. 
    Add Brie to Puff Pastry
  • Top the Brie with cranberry sauce.
    Top Brie with Cranberry Sauce
  • Add nuts.
    Top Cranberry Sauce with Nuts
  • Fold the puff around the Brie until it is entirely wrapped, smoothing any seams with your finger.  
    Fold Puff Pastry Around the Brie
  • Brush the puff with the beaten egg.
  • Optionally, cut use a cookie cutter to cut decorative shapes out of the reserved, unused piece of puff.  Add the shapes to top of the wrapped Brie, and brush with more beaten egg.
    Tip: If you don't have a cookie cutter, you can use the lid from a spice jar to cut circles.
    Add Decorations + Brush with Egg
  • Bake the Brie for 20-25 minutes or until golden.  Serve immediately along with fresh fruit, crackers, or sliced baguette.
    Bake Until Golden


Makes 16 small servings or 8 generous servings.
Make Ahead: The Brie can be wrapped in puff up to one day ahead, and then wrapped and refrigerated.  Add the egg wash and any decorations right before baking.
Nutrition information includes ¾ sheet puff pastry and ¼ egg, since part of these ingredients are discarded.


Calories: 113kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 45mg | Potassium: 22mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 19IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg