Phyllo Wrapped Cranberry Baked Brie is an easy baked Brie recipe with a cranberry brandy topping wrapped in crispy layers of phyllo dough. A hint of rosemary and Dijon with a touch of spice finish off this classic holiday appetizer.
Baked Brie Recipe
With Thanksgiving quickly approaching it’s time to start thinking about what you will be serving your family and friends on my favorite of all holidays. Want to impress? Not a problem!
With just a few ingredients and a few minutes of prep time you can absolutely wow your guests and kick off the festivities with Phyllo Wrapped Brandied Cranberry Baked Brie recipe. This amazing appetizer will be the centerpiece of your holiday table this year.
This is not your typical ordinary baked Brie recipe folks! I’ve elevated it to a new level of gourmet with layers of phyllo dough encasing the wheel of Brie and it’s brandied cranberry topping accented with just a hint of rosemary and Dijon and a touch of spice.
Everyone will “oh and ah” over your amazing culinary talents, the beautiful presentation, not to mention how fabulously delicious your Phyllo Wrapped Brandied Cranberry Baked Brie is!
And Skinny Girl’s White Cranberry Cosmos are the perfect complement to serve along with. Garnish your cocktails with dried cranberries and orange peel and you will definitely wow them all!
Swirls of Flavor Recipe Tips
- Substitute your favorite dried fruit for the cranberries, such as golden raisins or dried apricots
- Make with apricot preserves
- Use red wine in place of the Brandy
Do you take the rind off Brie before baking?
It is best to remove the top rind of brie before baking.
Using a sharp knife cut horizontally across the top of the cheese, slicing off about 1/8-inch.
IBe sure to keep the sides and bottom rind on the cheese so it holds it’s shape when baking.
However, the rind is edible so you don’t have to cut off the top rind if you choose not to.
Is Brie a healthy cheese?
Brie is lower in fat than most other cheeses and also is low in carbohydrates. This makes Brie a good choice when looking for a healthier cheese.
What jam goes with Brie?
Almost any sweet or savory jam will complement the mild flavor of Brie cheese.
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Ingredients you will need to make this recipe
- dried cranberries
- Brandy or Cognac
- hot pepper jelly
- fresh rosemary
- Dijon mustard
- frozen phyllo sheets
- Brie wheel
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Get out your slow cooker for these Cranberry Sweet & Sour Meatballs. Simply put frozen meatballs in your favorite slow cooker, top with just a few ingredients and let them cook themselves. You’ll end up with amazingly saucy meatballs that your guests will go crazy over! Bet you can’t eat just one!
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Phyllo Wrapped Brandied Cranberry Baked Brie is an easy baked Brie recipe with a cranberry brandy topping wrapped in crispy layers of phyllo dough. A hint of rosemary and Dijon with a touch of spice finish off this classic holiday appetizer.
- 1 1/2 cups sweetened dried cranberries, from 1 (12 oz.) pkg.
- ½ cup Brandy or Cognac
- ½ cup hot pepper jelly
- 1 tsp. chopped fresh rosemary or ¼ tsp. dried crushed dried rosemary
- 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
- 12 frozen phyllo sheets, thawed, from 1 (16 oz.) pkg.
- 6 Tbs. butter, melted
- 1 35.2 oz. (8” diameter) Brie wheel
Preheat oven to 400F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper or coat with cooking spray.
In microwave safe bowl combine cranberries and Brandy. Microwave 1-2 minutes or until hot. Stir in jelly, rosemary and Dijon. Let stand.
Meanwhile, reserve 1 Tbs. melted butter. Place one phyllo sheet on prepared baking sheet; brush with melted butter to coat; top with one phyllo sheet. Repeat with remaining butter and phyllo sheets.
Trim and discard rind from top of Brie. Place Brie, trimmed side up, in center of layered phyllo sheets. Spread cranberry mixture over top of Brie.
Bring corners of dough up over Brie leaving center uncovered.
Bake 25-30 minutes or until pastry is golden. Let stand 30 minutes-1 hour.
Transfer to serving plate. Garnish with fresh rosemary sprigs and serve with apple slices, grapes and crackers.
Makes 12 servings.
First Published: November 19, 2013… Last Updated: September 29, 2020
This recipe is part of Meal Plan Monday