Baked Brie with Cranberry Chutney

Baked Brie with Cranberry Chutney

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Brie is my absolute favorite cheese. I only indulge in it a couple times a year, usually around the holidays. Brie pairs well with both sweet and savory and you don’t need to do a whole lot to it; it stands quite beautifully all on its own. To keep your Thanksgiving prep simple and to allow the Brie to really shine, I’ve prepared a ridiculously easy and delicious holiday appetizer for you.

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Unwrap a wheel of Brie (or two, or three) and place it on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Spread a nice big spoonful of Cranberry Chutney right on top. Doesn’t it look just so pretty? Then bake for about 8-10 minutes at 350 until the sides of the Brie are very soft and warm to the touch.

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When you cut into the rind, the beautiful cheese should ooze out just slightly like this. Serve on a platter with crackers and a spreading knife.

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My favorite crackers to serve with Brie are water crackers, but on the day I made this, I used round butter crackers (also very tasty). Another note is that if you’re a Brie en Croute fan (Brie wrapped in puffed pastry and baked until golden), you can easily do that with this recipe. The ginger, spices, and onions in the Chutney- coupled with the crunch from the hazelnuts and the sweetness of the fruit are all a perfect combo with the Brie.

Baked Brie with Cranberry Chutney

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Ingredients

  • 1 (8oz) wheel of Brie cheese
  • 1/4c Cranberry Chutney
  • For Serving:
  • Water Crackers or Butter Crackers

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the whole wheel of Brie on the parchment with rind intact. Spoon the Chutney on top of the wheel. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the sides of the Brie are very soft and warm to the touch. Serve with crackers and a spreading knife.

Notes

If the cheese firms back up while sitting out, pop it in the microwave for 15-30 seconds to rewarm.

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