Holiday Baked Cranberry Brie Cups

I absolutely love baked Brie during the holidays. Maybe just as much as turkey or ham. Okay, I won’t go that far, but I can probably eat an entire wheel of Brie myself. This recipe packs the wonderful flavor of baked Brie into bite-sized pieces, with chopped walnuts for a nice crunch.

Feel free to use your favorite cranberry sauce in this recipe. Since homemade cranberry sauce is so easy to make, that’s what I always use. Just heat some cranberries, sugar, and a bit of orange juice in a saucepan and you’ve got a basic homemade cranberry sauce. Add a bit of cinnamon or orange peel for a little kick.

Holiday Baked Cranberry Brie Cups

I actually made this recipe at seven o’clock in the morning. I don’t know what made me decide to cook a holiday appetizer so early in the morning, but I definitely stood in the kitchen cooking in my pajamas while drinking my coffee out of a Pyrex measuring cup (Instagram Evidence). It just so happened that every coffee mug I owned was in the dishwasher at the same time.

No, I don’t drink that much coffee myself. I had a lot of family over, I promise.

Well, maybe half of the cups were mine.

Holiday Baked Cranberry Brie Cups

While I was making the cranberry sauce, I grabbed my sugar canister only to find that it was empty. I frantically dug through my pantry before I found my brown sugar. Let me say, it was a pretty good accident. I really loved the balance of the brown sugar with the orange juice in the cranberry sauce. I may need to alter my go-to cranberry sauce recipe. Don’t you love when that happens?

Holiday Baked Cranberry Brie Cups

I will definitely be serving these Baked Cranberry Brie Cups at either Thanksgiving or Christmas this year. They are perfect as a nice and light appetizer before a big meal!

Holiday Baked Cranberry Brie Cups
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This is a quick and easy holiday recipe with only 4 ingredients!
Yield: 15 Brie cups
  • ½ cup cranberry sauce
  • 4 tbsp walnuts, chopped
  • 3 oz. Brie cheese, skin removed
  • 15 mini phyllo shells (1 package)
  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the cranberry sauce with the walnuts. Set aside.
  3. Cut the Brie into cubes, making sure they are small enough to fit in the bottom of the phyllo shells. Place the Brie cubes into the shells, then top with a spoonful of the cranberry and walnut mixture.
  4. Place the filled shells on a baking sheet and bake in the preheated oven for 6 to 8 minutes, until the Brie has melted. Serve immediately.


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