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Best Savory Baked Brie Recipe With Cranberry Jam

Gina
This sweet and savory baked brie recipe with cranberry jam is an upscale appetizer that is very quick to make, and the best part is, all the ingredients can be kept on hand for an impromptu get-together with friends. It's a festive appetizer perfect for the holiday season.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 110 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 8 oz brie round wheel with rind on
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup pecans coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup cashews coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/3 cup Cranberry Jam

Instructions
 

  • First thing, preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line a pie pan or other small baking dish with a square of parchment paper. This makes it easier to transfer to a serving plate.
  • Take the paper wrapper off your round of brie. Leave the rind on. This helps hold the cheese together as it melts. Don't worry, the rind is edible.
  • Place brie on the parchment-lined pan.
  • Combine nuts, sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a small bowl. Stir until combined well. This will be your crunchy nuts for the topping.
  • Top with nut mixture, trying to keep most of it on the top rind of the brie wheel.
  • Bake brie for 12 to 14 minutes. The brie should become soft and spongy when you push on the wheel.
  • Next, top the nut mixture with the cranberry jam. Baked for 2 to 3 more minutes. When the jam starts to drip a bit down the sides, remove it from the oven.
  • Carefully transfer brie to a serving platter.

Notes

Tip: Be sure and preheat your oven first. This will endure a proper heating time and help you not overheat your brie.
Variations
  • You could use the topping of your choice when it comes to jams. Try blueberry, strawberry, or fig.
  • The nuts could also be different choices. Chopped almonds or pistachios would also be a good choice. It's a personal preference a lot of nuts or none at all too.
  • Change up the dipping with sliced pears or a variety of hard crackers.
  • Peel back the top of the rind before baking. This will give you a creamy cup of hot cheese that is perfect for dipping baguette slices.
  • Sprinkle some blue cheese on top of the jam just before baking.
  • You could decorate the serving dish with fresh cranberries, but it would be best to cook them first if you add them on top of the cranberry mixture

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 110kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 1gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 8mgPotassium: 60mgFiber: 1gSugar: 14gVitamin A: 3IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 14mgIron: 1mg
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