Baked Brie with Cranberry Sauce and Pecans


Embrace the spirit of the holidays with our Festive Delight: Baked Brie with Cranberry Sauce and Pecans. This decadent appetizer features creamy Brie cheese, baked until warm and gooey, then topped with a tangy cranberry sauce and crunchy pecans. It's a perfect combination of flavors and textures, ideal for festive gatherings or a luxurious treat.

Baked Brie with Cranberry Sauce and Pecans

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Yields 8 servings
  • Serving Size: 1 portion

Nutritional Information (per serving)

  • Calories: 180 kcal
  • Total Fat: 12g
  • Saturated Fat: 7g
  • Cholesterol: 40mg
  • Sodium: 240mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 10g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1g
  • Sugars: 8g
  • Protein: 8g


  • Whole Brie cheese (about 8 ounces)
  • Cranberry sauce - 1 cup (homemade or store-bought)
  • Pecans, chopped - ½ cup
  • Honey - 1 tablespoon
  • Fresh thyme or rosemary for garnish (optional)

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Place the Brie cheese in a small baking dish or on a baking sheet.
  3. Bake the Brie for about 15 minutes, or until it's soft and slightly melted.
  4. While the Brie is baking, warm the cranberry sauce in a saucepan over low heat. Stir in the honey.
  5. Once the Brie is done, spoon the warm cranberry sauce over the cheese, spreading evenly.
  6. Sprinkle the chopped pecans over the cranberry sauce.
  7. Garnish with fresh thyme or rosemary, if desired.
  8. Serve the baked Brie warm with crackers, toasted baguette slices, or apple slices.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • For a more festive touch, use homemade cranberry sauce with orange zest.
  • Keep a close eye on the Brie while baking to avoid over-melting.
  • Allow the Brie to sit for a few minutes after baking for easier serving.
  • Experiment with different nuts like walnuts or almonds for variation.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I bake Brie with the rind on?

Yes, the rind is edible and helps hold the cheese together while baking.

How do I store leftovers?

Refrigerate any leftovers and consume within 2 days.

Can I prepare this dish in advance?

Assemble the Brie with cranberry and pecans ahead of time, but bake just before serving.

Your Festive Delight: Baked Brie with Cranberry Sauce and Pecans is ready to enchant your guests and add a touch of elegance to your holiday table. This warm, gooey cheese topped with sweet and tangy cranberry sauce and crunchy pecans is a celebration of flavors. Serve it at your next gathering and watch as it becomes the centerpiece of your festive feast!