Bacon Cranberry Baked Brie is the perfect holiday appetizer! Brie topped with bacon, dried cranberries, apricot preserves, fresh rosemary and then baked until melty and delicious.
I also have a Maple Pecan Baked Brie recipe that is incredible and the star of every party I’ve made it for.
Do you do appetizers at your holiday meals?
You know I’m a big fan of an appetizer and look for any excuse to have one. I’ve been known to be too full for a holiday dinner because I hovered over the cheese board all afternoon.
I feel like a baked brie is the most perfect holiday appetizer. It’s easy, takes just a few minutes in the oven, and who doesn’t love melty cheese with deliciousness on top?
This may be my most favorite baked brie ever. I wanted something sweet and salty and bacon makes everything better, right? Plus, the creamy melted cheese with the crispy bacon and the chewy dried cranberries was everything I look for in a baked brie. I could’ve stood over this, smearing it on top of crackers, until it was gone.
- Brie cheese
- Apricot preserves
- Dried cranberries
- Fresh rosemary
- assorted crackers and fruit slices
- Prepare. Preheat oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Add toppings to brie. Place brie on the baking sheet. Spread ½ of the apricot preserves on top of the brie. In a small bowl, stir together the remaining apricot preserves, bacon, dried cranberries, and fresh rosemary. Spoon this mixture on top of the brie.
- Bake until gooey. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes; carefully transfer to serving platter while still hot.
- Serve. Serve by slicing into the piping hot cheese.
Tips and Tricks
- Make sure to use a serving platter with a bit of a lip to catch all the ooey gooey cheese
- You can use another dried fruit if you don’t love cranberries. Dried cherries would be delicious!
What To Serve with Baked Brie
Any sort of cracker, sliced fruit, pretzels, cookies, the sky is the limit!
I tend to like sweeter dippers for brie and graham crackers are my absolute favorite. Something about the sweetness of the crackers and the earthy brie is just so perfect.
You can also make it the center of a cheese board filled with other cheeses, cured meats, nuts, and fresh fruit. It’s very versatile and perfect for entertaining.
Can You Make Baked Brie Ahead?
No, don’t try making this ahead of time! The brie needs to be served right out of the oven to get that ooey gooey flowing cheese.
More Appetizer Recipes
- Quick Queso con Chorizo
- Avocado Feta Salsa
- Slow Cooker Apple Kielbasa Bites
- Caesar Deviled Eggs
- Avocado Feta Salsa
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- 1 round brie cheese
- ¼ cup apricot preserves
- 4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
- ¼ cup dried cranberries
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
- assorted crackers and fruit slices, for serving
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place brie on the baking sheet. Spread ½ of the apricot preserves on top of the brie.
- In a small bowl, stir together the remaining apricot preserves, bacon, dried cranberries, and fresh rosemary. Spoon this mixture on top of the brie.
- Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes; carefully transfer to serving platter while still hot.
- Serve with crackers and fruit.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 204Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 176mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 4gSugar: 10gProtein: 7g