Grilled Baked Brie w. Cranberries #CranberryWeek

This Grilled Baked Brie w. Cranberries is warm, gooey, and incredibly easy. It takes only a few minutes and a few ingredients to make so it's perfect for entertaining during the busy holidays!

Welcome to #CranberryWeek, hosted by Caroline's Cooking and A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures. We'll be sharing cranberry-inspired creations all week long in celebration of national cranberry day. Search #CranberryWeek to keep up to date and follow the #CranberryWeek Pinterest board for more cranberry inspiration. 

Today I'm sharing my three-ingredient Grilled Baked Brie with Cranberries. It's based on a technique I learned when I attended a Président cheese event: grilling the brie looks pretty and gives it a phenomenal flavor. You know how people sometimes try to avoid the rind and dig out the inside of the cheese? Not with this grilled version. The rind tastes slightly charred and totally amazing.


I love that this baked brie isn't wrapped up in a pastry. That traditional baked brie is delicious, but it tends to be heavy and I find that the pastry can sometimes overwhelm the cheese. By grilling and then baking the cheese, we can really celebrate the brie—for fewer calories! It's also a nice alternative baked brie for your guests who are gluten-free or grain-free.

I used my Crazy Easy Fresh Cranberry Sauce for this grilled, baked brie. You could use canned whole cranberry sauce if you want; I wouldn't recommend the jellied stuff, though.

  • 1 round (12 to 13 ounce) brie cheese
  • 1 to 1 1/2 cup whole cranberry sauce
  • freshly-ground black pepper
  • crackers, baguette slices, or apple slices, for serving

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Set an oven-safe grill pan over medium heat and grill the whole brie for three minutes on each side. My cast iron grill pan is well-seasoned but you can always brush some oil on the brie's rind, to make sure it doesn't stick to your grill. Be careful when you turn it over, so you don't tear the rind (and then the cheese will ooze out before you want it to). Then put the brie in the oven to bake for about 10 minutes.

While the brie is baking, spread the cranberry sauce on a plate or platter. Once the brie is done baking, place it on top of the cranberry sauce. Grind black pepper very generously over the top and serve immediately with crackers, bread, or apple slices.

For another recipe using this technique, try my Grilled Baked Brie with Shallots, Cranberries & Balsamic!

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  1. Great choice for a cranberry appetizer!

  2. Ya had me at brie. Seriously. It's one of my most favorite cheeses ever!! So creamy delicious. Can't wait to try topping it with cranberries.

  3. Well that looks just lovely. What a wonderful addition to my next cheese board.

  4. The recipe sounds amazing, and I love your last photo - so pretty!

  5. Such a pretty appetizer, perfect for the holidays!

  6. Wow! This is perfect! I love how you grilled the brie!


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