Cranberry Pecan Baked Brie

Prep Time
1h 30 min
6 - 8 servings

A delicious and impressive appetizer made with puff pastry, Brie, cranberries and pecans.



medium Brie cheese round (5 to 6 inches)
cup cranberry juice
tbsp brown sugar
cup whole dried cranberries
cup toasted pecans, chopped
tbsp honey
tsp ground cinnamon
1 17-oz
box frozen puff pastry (2 sheets), thawed
large egg, lightly beaten
Crackers, for serving


Step 1

Put the cheese in the freezer for 10 to 15 minutes to chill.

Step 2

Bring the cranberry juice and brown sugar to a boil in a small saucepan and add the cranberries. Turn off the heat and let the cranberries plump for about 10 minutes. Transfer them with a slotted spoon to a bowl, add the pecans, honey and cinnamon and mix together.

Step 3

Preheat the oven to 350ºF.

Step 4

Roll one of the sheets of puff pastry thinner with a rolling pin. Place the cheese on the center of the pastry. Top the cheese with the cranberry-nut mixture. Bring the edges of the pastry to the center and press together; brush the edges with the egg wash so they adhere.

Step 5

Cut three 1-inch-thick strips from the remaining puff pastry sheet. Cross the first 2 strips on top on the cheese so they intersect in the center like a ribbon wrapping a present. Seal the edges with egg wash. Bring the ends of the third strip of puff pastry up and over to create a bow shape, with the ends hanging down. Place in the center of the cheese and secure with egg wash. Brush the remaining pastry with egg wash.

Step 6

Bake until the pastry is light golden brown, tenting it if it begins to brown too much, about 40 minutes. Let rest briefly. Serve with crackers.

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