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This rich, ooey, gooey, warm easy baked brie with cranberry chutney is the perfect appetizer for that holiday party. Made with homemade cranberry chutney, creamy brie cheese and served with crackers or toast, this easy baked brie is incredibly easy to make and will leave your guests begging for more!
I posted this recipe for cranberry chutney a couple months back and thought it was time to put that chutney to use. And Thanksgiving is right around the corner guys. It’s time to start planning the big day!
This easy baked brie with cranberry chutney is the perfect way to get your guests started on Thanksgiving Day. Or any day really. I actually ate this for dinner one night.
I mean seriously. I ate cracker-fulls of brie and cranberry chutney for dinner. Is that the healthiest dinner? Prob not. But who cares. It was delicious!
This is one of those recipes that you will LOVE, and it’s so incredibly simple to make. The homemade chutney is a must. Don’t worry, it only takes 20 minutes to make!
The Ingredients for easy Baked Brie
All the ingredients are easy to find at the grocery store. If you’re not feeling like running up and down the aisles though, you can buy most of them on Amazon below (affiliate links – I earn a small commission if you buy through these links – it helps me pay for failed recipe attempts guys!):
What is Chutney and How Do You Use it?
Some of you may be wondering what chutney is. Well, chutney is basically a mix of fruits and/or vegetables combined with vinegar, spices and sugar. It originated in India, but has become widely available in many different types and flavors. Chutney can be sweet or savory, or even both (like this cranberry orange chutney).
Chutney was originally served as a side to Indian food to be eaten with spicy curries. With it’s wide availability today, chutney also makes an amazing sandwich spread, a great dip when mixed with cream cheese, served with meats such as lamb, pork and duck, as a glaze….and the list goes on.
How to Make Easy Baked Brie with Cranberry Chutney
This is so easy guys. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place the brie on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Spoon the cranberry chutney over the top. Bake for 15 minutes.
For real. That’s it. Drizzle it with some honey and serve it with crackers.
How to Make Cranberry Chutney
Let me tell you, you guys are going to love how easy this is. The recipe literally consists of throwing ingredients into a pot and letting them simmer for 20 minutes. Then it’s done. Boom.
Do you eat the rind of brie cheese?
This is totally based on personal preference. The rind is definitely edible and has a more intense flavor than the cheese. I find that some brie has a much tastier rind than others. Typically, the higher quality the brie, the better the rind. Personally, I eat the rind on baked brie, especially this recipe.
How long do you bake brie in the oven?
The goal is to bake it until it is soft and gooey inside. I typically find that 15 minutes in a 350 degree oven works perfectly.
**You can also make this with this awesome Spiced Apple Chutney.
More awesome holiday recipes!
20 Minute Spiced Apple Chutney
The Best Gooey Pecan Pie Bars
How to Make Homemade Candied Ginger
Spicy Jambalaya Stuffing
Cranberry Glazed Asian Baked Sticky Wings
Braised Brussels Sprouts with Bacon
Spicy Mac and Cheese with Thai Red Curry
Wild Rice Stuffing with Mushrooms
Make-Ahead Turkey Gravy
Did you make this easy baked brie with cranberry chutney? Leave a comment below and let me know how it turned out!
Cranberry Baked Brie Recipe
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place the brie on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. You can either cut the top of the rind of, or use a knife to score it. This allows the heat to come in contact with the brie, enabling it to melt faster.
- Spoon the chutney (or whatever topping you choose) over the top of the brie and baked for 20-25 minutes.
- Drizzle with fresh honey and serve with crackers, toasts, apples, etc.
- Be sure to at least score the top of the rind to enable to heat to come in contact with the brie. This ensures it gets nice and gooey;
- Don't overcook the brie - 25 minutes should be the maximum cook time. Start checking it at 15 minutes - when it's gooey and melted, it's ready;
- Whether or not you eat the rind is personal preference. Certain brands have an aftertaste I'm not fond of, but other are perfectly fine. The rind will not hurt you if you eat it;
- Drizzling with honey is optional, but highly recommended.
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