Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is a lovely party appetizer. I especially like it at Thanksgiving and Christmas and New Year's Day.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine first 9 ingredients in a medium saucepan.
  2. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, 8 minutes or until cranberries pop.
  3. Set aside, and let cool.
  4. Remove rind from top of Brie, cutting to within 1/2-inch of outside edges.
  5. Place cheese on a baking sheet; spoon cranberry mixture over top.
  6. Bake at 300ºF for 20 minutes, or until cheese is softened, but not melted.
  7. Transfer cheese to a serving platter; garnish, if desired.
  8. Serve with assorted crackers.
Most Helpful

Very easy but impressive appetizer, but be careful to follow the amounts of spices as stated and not to be generous. I did and had to make the cranberry mix again, I put in too much mustard and cloves, they were overpowering and the mustard made it bitter. I used a mild brie but think next time will use a stronger and more mature brie.

Pets'R'us November 25, 2002

a big hit at parties, I didn't have any cloves or cardomom. I added orange zest & almonds. Very delicious! My kids love it too!

marlayna May 22, 2005

This is something I had made frequently during the holidays but somehow lost the recipe - I'm so glad to have come across this recipe again because it is always a sucess! I'm planning a Christmas Party in a few weeks and this is on the menu - I will most likely serve this with fresh French Bread warm from the oven. Mmmm I can't wait! I'm going to try and reserve some time to photograph this for you before the party begins! Thanks for posting :)

- Carla - November 27, 2005

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