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Monday, November 29, 2010

Kitchen Boot camp– Baked Brie with Cranberries

It seems like forever since I participated in this challenge or maybe it just seems like a while.  For this month, our challenge was to make a Thanksgiving appetizer.  In my family, we normally don’t mess with appetizers and go straight to the main course but I wanted to add one just incase we had to wait for something to finish cooking (this time it was rice).  Unfortunately, I didn’t realize until it was too late that I didn’t seal the pastry dough well enough and the cheese leaked out a little.  It was still good even with the cheese oozing out.  I have seen many versions of this dish.  My favorite brie pairing is figs.  Unfortunately, I didn’t have any around so I decided to incorporate some of the cranberry sauce I had with the brie. 
Baked Brie and Cranberries
Puff pastry (homemade or store bought)
One Wheel of brie (what ever size you would like)
Cranberry chutney (look below for recipe)
  1. Fold out the puff pastry and make sure it is large enough to cover the brie. 
  2. Layer about 3-4 tablespoons of cranberry chutney in the center a puff pastry leaving about 2-3 inches from the edge.
  3. Place the brie with the skin on top of the cranberries.
  4. Fold over the edges, make sure it completely covers the brie.
  5. Take an egg wash and seal the edges together (this step I forgot)
  6. Bake at 350F for 20-30 minutes. 
  7. Brush an egg wash about 10 minutes prior removing it from the oven.
  8. Let it sit for 10-15 minutes and than serve.
Yeah it kinda looks funny, when I took this, it started to deflate.
Cranberry Chutney
1 package of fresh or frozen cranberries – about 12 oz.
1 Cup of Water
1 Cup of Raw Sugar
Juice of One Orange
2 Teaspoon of Grated Orange Peel
  1. Put everything in a medium sauce pan.
  2. Start heating up the pan at a medium-high heat and bring it to a boil.
  3. Once it is boiling, reduce the heat to a medium-low heat and let it simmer for 30 minutes.
  4. While it is cooking, you could help it out by breaking up the cranberries.
  5. Once it thickens, remove it from the heat and let it sit for 10 minutes or until it is completely cool.

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  1. The first time I ever had baked brie was in England about 5 years ago. I thought I had a little piece of paradise in my mouth. It was amazing. My heart skips a beat when I see it on the menu.
    I'm a bit too strict with my diet now to indulge but if someone else I was dining with would order it (or make it!), I wouldn't hesitate to take a taste or two or maybe three. So good!

  2. Baked brie...mmm...that sounds and looks really delicious!

  3. I've never baked brie, but I've always wanted to! I will totally put cranberry chutney in it, yours looks so amazing!

  4. baked brie and cranberries sound like a great match ;)

  5. Oh baked brie, how I love you. I've actually never tried it with figs, I may have to try that soon but in the mean time I'll just gawk at your cranberry chutney!

  6. This sounds delicious! Brie also goes wonderfully with raspberry jam, I've discovered.

  7. Baked brie--a classic around the holidays! The crnaberry chutney is such a nice touch. Thinking about all of the different flavors and textures in here makes me so hungry!

  8. This sounds like a wonderfully decadent treat. It looks like the perfect thing to make when you want to impress.

  9. This sounds like a fantastic recipe. I didn't realise brie can be so yummy with cranberries :)

  10. I can see this being a gorgeous Christmas supper - simple, luxurious and pretty colours too!

  11. Brie and cranberries is a mouth-watering combo! Delicious!

  12. Whenever I see "baked brie" I get excited. It is one of my favorite appetizers. I love the seasonal twist you put on this dish with the cranberries. Thank you so much for sharing. I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday.

  13. Sounds delicious. I love brie, and have been on a brie kick this week.

  14. This looks wonderful! I have had baked brie, but not with cranberries like this! Yummy :)!

  15. oh my gosh, this is just oozing with delicious-ness :)

  16. I LOVE baked brie! I love adding brown sugar in mine. :)

  17. Never bake brie before. I must try this, this looks yummy.

  18. i really love baked brie.. it makes a lovely appetizer at any party..especially around the holidays:) thanks for sharing this.

  19. i love love baked brie, perfect appetizer or perfect snack hihi
    thanks for sharing and reminding me to buy a brie and bake it, yummy
    have a wonderful week

  20. This baked brie looks lovely! Thanks for participating in this month's Kitchen Bootcamp challenge!

  21. I love baked brie and with cranberries it would me amazing... perfect appetizer