Easy Holiday Appetizer: Cranberry-Orange Glazed Brie

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

Cook Time:

17 minutes

Prep Times:

15 minutes


16 servings


1 (16-ounce) Brie
3/4 cup orange juice
1/4 water
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.

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