Baking brie cheese brings out its full buttery and creamy taste and texture; it's no wonder baked brie has seen such a spike in popularity. Baked Brie and Cranberry Sauce take this appetizer in a new Thanksgiving direction! The richness of the brie creates a wonderful contrast to the tart sweetness of the cranberries and the crunch of toasted hazelnuts. Make sure you have plenty of crackers to serve with your Baked Brie and Cranberry Sauce because you're going to want to keep dipping into it!
Ingredients• 1 (8-ounce) round brie cheese, room temperature • 1/3 cup cranberry sauce • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract • 1 teaspoon orange zest • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg • 1/4 cup hazelnuts, unroasted and roughly chopped • rosemary, optional, for garnish • assorted crackers, optional, for serving
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
Line a small baking dish with parchment paper.
Peel or scrape the top rind off of the brie round.
Make a small hollow in the center of the brie.
Place the brie in the prepared baking dish.
In a bowl, combine the cranberry sauce, brown sugar, vanilla, orange zest, and nutmeg.
Top the brie with the cranberry mixture.
Sprinkle the chopped hazelnuts on top.
Bake the brie just until the cheese is melty and the fruit begins to bubble, about 8-12 minutes. You'll want to keep a close eye on it because you want the brie to retain its structure while still being soft.
When the brie is ready, remove it from the oven and transfer it to your preferred serving dish.
Garnish with rosemary and serve warm with crackers.