This Baked Brie with Roasted Balsamic Cranberries takes less than 15 minutes to make and will become your go-to holiday appetizer!
If you're looking for me at any type of party, holiday or otherwise, you might want to check at the appetizer table first. Especially if there's some baked brie present.
Holidays are the most fun time for anyone who loves to cook. There are so many opportunities to host parties and get-togethers, take a dish to work or school or to a neighbor “just because” or, heck, just to treat yourself! A nice bottle of wine goes so well with baked brie and it can keep a lot of party-people happy.
My baked brie recipe is about as simple as you can get and it's incredibly versatile, too. Sometimes I skip the brie- baking entirely and just top it with the warm, roasted balsamic cranberries. Other times I'll make the cranberries in advance then simply bring to room temperature before serving. Or I bake it all last minute since it's so simple!
The Balsamic Roasted Cranberries are fantastic on their own, too. I've served them in place of cranberry sauce and everyone always raves. I'm a major balsamic fan so I can eat them all by themselves and be quite happy.
- 1 large wedge brie cheese, about a pound
- 2 cups fresh cranberries
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- pinch kosher salt
- a few sprigs thyme, for garnish (optional)
- Preheat oven to 400F.
- Mix together Truvia Baking Blend and balsamic vinegar; add cranberries and toss to coat. Pour cranberries onto sheet pan and roast for 5 minutes. Stir cranberries and place back in oven. Place brie in oven at the same time on a separate sheet pan. Heat both for 5 minutes more. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 2-3 minutes, then place brie on serving tray and top with roasted balsamic cranberries.