Apple Cranberry Baked Brie is a delicious cheese appetizer loaded with brown sugar, maple syrup, pecans, and an apple cranberry compote.
Brie seems to have become a staple of the holidays for many in the last few years. On its own, it’s a bit of a boring cheese, but load it up with fruit, nuts, and syrup and we’re talking serious holiday appetizer greatness. And this Apple Cranberry Baked Brie will now be a must-have addition to your holiday menus.
I always make my Holiday Jam and Brie Crostino, it’s an easy appetizer that hits the spot and is perfect for grabbing as a finger food. But a few months ago, I took my Nana and Great Nana out to lunch at one of my favorite restaurants, Delvino’s in Belfast. Normally, I’m all about the bacon wrapped scallops in a maple mustard sauce, but the Apple Cranberry Baked Brie on the fall menu caught my attention this time, so we got it!
And I fell in LOVE! As soon as that first sweet and tart bite hit my taste buds, I knew this was a dish I was going to have to recreate at home! This Apple Cranberry Baked Brie embodied that perfect mix of holiday flavors. If I was on my game, I would have served this up at Thanksgiving as well, but it’s definitely going to be a Christmas staple from here on out!
I added some pecan pieces to the mix for a bit of texture and the bit of maple syrup just highlights the tart fruit compote and makes it all the cozier! When you dip that baguette slice down in this baked dish of goodness, you’ll come away with a bite of soft cheese loaded with flavor and holiday cheer!
And hey, if baked Brie isn’t your thing or you feel like whipping up more than one great appetizer, check these recipes out!