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Cranberry Brie Crostini

Our cranberry brie crostini recipe features creamy brie cheese combined with tart dried cranberries served on a toasted baguette.

Kim and I were craving a small bite to eat the other day. So, we gathered a few holiday ingredients and made a real treat. While these might not be cranberry brie bites, they’re close enough in our book. Besides, I feel these crostini look at lot better than an unidentifiable cheese glob sitting in a puff pastry cup.

Now, you might feel otherwise and you’re free to do so. But, I would like to offer this thought. Melted, cold cheese is not the most appealing texture to put in your mouth. But, I digress.

Looking for another appetizer or snack idea? Then check out our caramelized onion and goat cheese tart, Christmas Charcuterie Board or date balls.

How to make a cranberry brie crostini:

First, remove the brie from your fridge and cut away the rind. Let it soften at room temperature.

Next, slice and toast 10-12 pieces of the baguette in a 350°F oven for 4-6 minutes.

Softened brie, cranberries, and other ingredients in a mixing bowl.

Then, place the cheese in a large mixing bowl. Afterward, add in the dried cranberries, sea salt, and ground black pepper.

Stir everything together. After that, spread 1-2 tablespoons of the cranberry brie cheese across each baguette.

The cheese and berries combined on the bowl.

Last, serve the cranberry bites on a large platter with cocktails or wine of your choice.

That’s it, your cranberry brie crostini are done! Kim and I hope you enjoy it and wish you all the best 🙂

Recipe Tips:

  • For a more tart and savory version, use cranberries with no-added sugar.
  • Now, if you would like to try a warm cranberry brie bite. Simply, heat the assembled crostini in the oven before serving. However, you may want to reduce the amount of cheese on each one to avoid a gooey mess.
  • Personally, I recommend only preparing a few crostini at a time. That way, leftovers can be stored separately.
The finished appetizer garnished with fresh thyme.
The cranberry brie crostini bites served on a white platter.

Cranberry Brie Crostini

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 12 Servings
Calories: 98kcal

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Ingredients

  • 8 ounces brie cheese rind removed and softened
  • cup cranberries dried, chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt or to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 ounces French baguette cut into ¼ inch thick slices (9 to 12 slices)

Instructions

  • Lightly toast the slices of bread if desired, then set aside.
  • Place the brie, cranberries, salt, and pepper into a small bowl and stir to combine.
    8 ounces brie cheese
    ⅓ cup cranberries
    ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
    ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Spread 1 – 2 tablespoons of the brie mixture over each slice of bread. The amount will vary depending on the size of the bread slice. Serve immediately.
    4 ounces French baguette
  • Leftovers may be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. However, the bread will soften, and liquid will begin to form around the cranberries.

Notes

*The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients in the recipe card and a serving size of 2 cranberry brie bites. Actual calories will vary.
 
*For more information and tips, please refer to the post.

Nutrition

Serving: 2pieces | Calories: 98kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 226mg | Potassium: 43mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 112IU | Vitamin C: 0.01mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 0.4mg
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