While cranberries are still at their peak, why not prepare a simple sauce to serve with your holiday turkey or to serve over Brie. This festive appetizer recipe for Cranberry-Orange Glazed Brie is perfect served this holiday season at an open house on Christmas Eve or for a New Years Day celebration. Served with crackers and some toasted bread, preparation is a snap. If you have leftovers, just give to neighbors or friends for a last minute gift.
Cranberry-Orange Glazed Brie
1 (16-ounce) Brie
3/4 cup orange juice
1/2 to 1 cup sugar
2 cinnamon sticks
1 teaspoon grated orange zest
1 (12-ounce) package fresh cranberries
1 cup toasted walnuts
Assorted crackers or toasted bread
1. Trim rind from top of Brie, leaving a 1/3-inch border on top. Place Brie on a baking sheet.
2. Combine orange juice and remaining ingredients in a medium saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat 5 minutes, stirring well. Add cranberries and simmer 7 more minutes or until the cranberries have popped and mixture thickens. Le cool and remove cinnamon sticks.
2. Bake Brie at 500° for 5 minutes. Pour cranberry mixture over Brie and top with walnuts. Serve with assorted crackers or toasted bread.