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Cranberry Brie Crostini

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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.

The cranberry brie crostini bites served on a white platter.

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.

Let’s get back to what’s important, the crostini (not my opinion). So, shall we get started?

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

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How to make a cranberry brie crostini with a baguette?

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 degree 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 🙂

An up-close view of the cheesy appetizer bites.

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.

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The cranberry brie crostini bites served on a white platter.

Cranberry Brie Crostini

Yield: 9-12 Crostini
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

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

Ingredients

  • 8 Ounces Brie Cheese, rind removed and softened
  • ⅓ Cup Dried Cranberries, chopped
  • ¼ Teaspoon Sea 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 and stir to combine.

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.

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.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 2 Pieces
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 307Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 57mgSodium: 660mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 1gSugar: 11gProtein: 15g

*The calories are an estimate and are based on the ingredients and serving size listed. The calories can vary depending on the brand of product purchased.

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