Baked Brie w/Cranberry Sauce

My mother-in-law introduced me to baked brie several years ago, and I’m so glad that she did because baked brie inside a large loaf of crusty bread is absolutely amazing!  In the spirit of the Christmas season, I decided to make some cranberry sauce to put on top of the baked brie.  This cranberry sauce is simple to make and so tasty with a hunk of warm bread and gooey brie cheese.  You can top baked brie with whatever jam/jelly/chutney/relish you like.  Enjoy Baked Brie w/Cranberry Sauce!


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 12-oz bag fresh cranberries (3 cups)
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated orange zest
  • 1 round loaf of bread
  • 4 oz. brie


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Bring water and sugar to a boil, stirring until sugar is dissolved.  Add cranberries and simmer, stirring occasionally, until berries just pop, 10-12 minutes.  Stir in zest, then allow to cool.
  3. With a serrated bread knife, cut out the middle of the loaf leaving about 1″ around the perimeter and 1″ on the bottom.
  4. Unwrap the brie and place in the middle of the loaf.  Wrap the top of the loaf that was cut out in aluminum foil.  Place both on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil.  Scoop cranberry sauce over brie and bake until brie starts to melt, about 30-35 minutes.
  5. When cool enough to touch, unwrap the top of the bread from the foil and rip apart into pieces.  Place bread bowl on a serving plate and place ripped pieces around bowl.  Serve immediately.


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7 responses to “Baked Brie w/Cranberry Sauce

  1. I love your photographs very much. … That close up shots are making me to grab food from the screen

  2. Yummmm! Love the addition of orange zest! Bookmarking this recipe 🙂

  3. Lovely and perfect for any party. 🙂 I love that you did it in a bread bowl. Hope you are having a wonderful countdown to Christmas. 🙂

  4. Nina

    What a great idea! Love it! Enjoy your weekend Kara. I can’t believe that next weekend it’s Christmas!!! Yikes.

  5. How pretty! What a great appetizer for the Holiday season!

  6. I am a big fan of baked brie but only had tried with puff pastry sheet, not with bread. I need to give this a try for a change. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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