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Easy Cranberry Baked Brie with Thyme

Easy Cranberry Baked Brie Recipe: Fancy and delicious 15-minute holiday appetizer your guests would love. Creamy, gooey, runny-centered baked brie topped with cranberry sauce, roasted pecans and thyme.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine French
Keyword baked brie recipe, cranberry baked brie, healthy appetizer
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 282kcal


For the cranberry sauce:

  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 cup lingonberries/cranberries
  • 2 sprigs thyme
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • a pinch of nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon zest optional
  • honey to taste

For the baked brie:

  • 9 oz or 250 grams brie wheel
  • a handful pecans roasted
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 3 sprigs thyme to garnish
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • crusty baguette or ciabatta bread to serve


For the cranberry sauce:

  • In a small saucepan bring water with brown sugar to a boil over medium heat. Add the berries and thyme sprigs and cook until the berries burst open, for about 5 minutes, stirring often. Crush the unburst berries with a potato masher. Discard the thyme sprigs. Add the spices, lemon juice and zest and honey if the sauce is too sour for your taste.

For the baked brie:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F or 180 C, remove all the plastic packaging from the brie and place the brie wheel into a wooden box it comes with. Bake for 15 minutes.
  • Top the baked brie with cranberry sauce, roasted pecans and drizzle with honey. Decorate with thyme sprigs. Add salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Enjoy with crusty baguette or ciabatta bread!


Lingonberries are not only delicious, they also have so many health benefits that they are considered a new superfood! It makes them worth to try if you haven't yet.


Calories: 282kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 404mg | Potassium: 97mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 490IU | Vitamin C: 15.8mg | Calcium: 141mg | Iron: 0.8mg