Cranberry Pomegranate Baked Brie | Simple Sundays
Cranberry Pomegranate Baked Brie – stunning in presentation but so very simple to prepare, this easy appetizer is festive and holiday-ready.
Cranberry Pomegranate Baked Brie – stunning in presentation but so very simple to prepare, this easy appetizer is festive and holiday-ready. The sauce can also be served on its own, perfect for the Thanksgiving table.
In exactly one week, we will be driving to the airport, with excited hugs ready to welcome my mother-in-law, who will be spending the Thanksgiving holiday with us. This, as you might know from our previous Thanksgivings, is a departure for us, since my side of the family is usually the ones who visit during this time of year. We’re shaking things up, though holding fast to tradition.
Between prepping the turkey and rolling dough for pies (did I mention that she is an amazing pie baker, something I always hope will rub off on me, given my pie challenges?), we are looking forward to all the activities scattered between the cooking: the kids’ theatre performance, crafts and movies, and hopefully some museum hopping, too. The only trouble is, there never seems to be enough time.
So my anthem this year is to SIMPLIFY. To make sure there is time for fun. While I love the cooking, the less fuss, the better. Have the butcher brine the turkey, for example. And make recipes that can serve double duty. Like this Cranberry Pomegranate Baked Brie, for example.
The recipe I share below is perfect if you’re entertaining a crowd – it is utterly simple and a showstopper, and the earthy brie tastes heavenly with the tart cranberries and pomegranate that ooze into the gooey cheese. But when it comes down to it, the sauce itself would be perfect alongside the Thanksgiving turkey, so why not split the sauce? Half to top a luscious, bubbling baked brie, the other half to chill and serve with turkey and stuffing? That’s what I plan to do. Call it killing two turkeys with one stone.
Note: I originally created this recipe to pair with a sparkling Pomegranate Rosemary Punch I created in partnership with Bai on Instagram. This blog post is not sponsored; I just had to share this recipe for the baked brie here!
More easy holiday appetizers to try:
Caramelized Onion, Feta & Serrano Ham Flatbread
Ginger Lemon Shrimp
Olive Cheese Straws
Bacon Leek Dip
Cranberry Pomegranate Baked Brie
- 12 oz fresh cranberries (about 3 cups)
- 1 cup pomegranate juice see notes
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar more or less to taste (see notes)
- 1 cup pomegranate arils
- 16 oz brie (two 8 oz wheels)
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/2 cup candied walnuts
- rosemary for garnish (optional)
- crackers for serving
- Combine the cranberries, pomegranate juice and sugar in a small saucepan and placing over medium-high heat. Bring it to a boil, lower heat to a simmer, and let it cook for about 5-10 minutes, or until the cranberries have all popped. Adjust sweetness to taste by adding more sugar, if necessary. Stir in the pomegranate aerils. Transfer to a glass container and cool completely. This can be done a few days in advance.
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Place wheels of brie on ovenproof serving dishes or a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for about 7 minutes, or until the cheese is starting to soften. Top with the honey and cranberry pomegranate sauce, and return to the oven for about 2-3 more minutes, or until the brie gooey and soft.
- Remove from oven, top with candied walnuts and garnish with rosemary, if using. Serve warm with crackers.
How long will this keep in the refrigerator? I cooked it two weeks prior to Thanksgiving. Thank you!
Hi Renee, the baked brie will last 3 to 4 days in the refrigerator. I recommend prepping or cooking it closer to Thanksgiving if you want to enjoy it for the holiday!
I wasn’t clear on my review. I have only made the sauce, not cited the brie. How long will the cooked sauce keep?
Ah, got it! The sauce can keep 10-14 days.
Thank you for this delicious recipe.
new recipe for thanksgiving
yeah cranberries is good, especially when you make it a cake , nyumm
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Looks delicious! Did you trim the rind at all?
Hi Lindsay, I did not, as I wanted it to retain its shape somewhat, but feel free to do so. Just make sure the brie is well chilled before you cut the top off!
Thanks for the receipt. I will try it this weekend
Hope you enjoy it, Melitta!
You’re so welcome! Hope you like it!
This looks great!
Thank you, Ruth!
I think you will like this
This looks absolutely delicious! I adore Brie and will be trying this over Christmas.
I really think you’ll love it, Victoria! It will be perfect for Christmas!
So gorgeous, Liren! This is an absolute must for the holiday menu :).
Thank you, Laura! It’s definitely a must on mine! :)