Cranberry and Pecan Brie En Croute

Cranberry and Pecan Brie En Croute – a festive appetizer that gets devoured in minutes. Cranberry and Pecan Brie En Croute - a festive appetizer that gets devoured in minutes.

I’m headed to the beach with my family that’s in town visiting but not until I share with you one of my favorite holiday appetizers – Cranberry and Pecan Brie En Croute. It’s Brie topped with cinnamon toasted pecans, cranberries, and brown sugar all wrapped in a buttery puff pastry. John and I ate this all by ourselves.

Cranberry Brie En Croute - a festive appetizer that gets devoured in minutes.
Just place the Brie on the puff pastry and pile on toasted cinnamon pecans, cranberries, and brown sugar.
Cranberry and Pecan Brie En Croute - a festive appetizer that will be devoured in minutes.
Cranberry and Pecan Brie En Croute
  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry , thawed
  • 1 (8 ounce) wheel of Brie cheese
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg , beaten
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Soak dried cranberries in a small bowl of water for one minute so that they are not hard.
  3. Lay thawed puff pastry sheet on a cookie sheet.
  4. In a small saucepan, melt butter. Stir in pecans and cinnamon and toast for about 3 minutes.
  5. Place Brie in the middle of the puff pastry.
  6. Place pecan mixture on top of Brie.
  7. Place brown sugar on top of pecan mixture. The heat of the pecan mixture will help melt the brown sugar.
  8. Drain cranberries. Place them on top of brown sugar.
  9. Bring the edges of the puff pastry up and press them together making sure to seal the dough. If you have excess dough you can cut a leaf or decoration to add to the top of the Brie.
  10. Using a pastry brush, brush the entire pastry with the beaten egg.
  11. Bake for 15-20 minutes in the oven or until the pastry is a golden brown.
  12. Serve with crackers or just by the slice.
Recipe Notes
Source: adapted from this recipe: Brie en Croute

Cranberry and Pecan Brie En Croute - a festive appetizer that will be devoured in minutes.

Cranberry and Pecan Brie En Croute - a festive appetizer that will be devoured in minutes.

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  1. I’m so excited to find you and this recipe!

    My daughter and son-in-law absolutely LOVE brie in pastry. Now I can’t wait to make this “fancier” version to show off! Maybe I’ll post a photo on my blog bakedinmaine. Thanks!!!

    Happy Thanksgiving!


  2. That looks amazingly good, now if only you posted this last week! I checked your blog first to find a recipe for a cranberry brie, but had no luck. I found out that Trader Joes sells them, but I ended up just serving a plain brie…not as yummy. Thanks for this post though for future brie needs:) I love all that you share…especially your humor.

  3. Oh my goodness what a beautiful post! The pictures are fabulous.

  4. This looks amazing and sounds delicious. I am going to make it for Thanksgiving.


  5. Delicious! I’d love this recipe. Mmmm.

  6. Wow what a delicious looking dessert! Looks pretty easy to make, too, actually! Yum!

  7. OH….MY….GOSH!!! I am making this Today!! lol

  8. This looks so sinful! Brie is one our favorite cheeses. We’ll definately try this one out!

  9. Yum, this recipe speaks to me……..I need to make this asap

  10. this looks AMAZING! i wouldnt dare make this cos i’d just eat it all to myself lolz abd im sure that will equate to about 12 hrs of running

  11. I had this at a friends house last night. He chopped the nuts finer, and used about half the sugar. It was so great, I’m making a list right now to go out and get what I need to make it myself. Highly recommend!

  12. That just looks ridiculously good! I wish is was Christmas again.

  13. This looks great but when do you put the cinnamon in? With the pecans??

  14. @Annie,
    Oops. Sorry I changed it. Add in the cinnamon in with the pecans.

  15. can it be made without the puff pastry?

  16. @Lisa,
    You could make it without. It’s a little messier though. The puff pastry kind of holds it all in.

  17. How do you eat this? With a fork or serve with crackers?

  18. I am curious, I have tried Brie several times and make something similar, but the white coating on the cheese always stumps me… In previous attempts I have actually “peeled” the white coating off the cheese, but from your pictures it looks like you leave it on. I never knew if you could eat it or not… So all this is to say that when I take the Brie out of the wrapper, I should just leave that white coating on and bake away? Thanks for the tip!

  19. Quick question but craisins or non-sweetened cranberries? This looks like a great recipe for Thursday and I want to make sure I’ve got the right ingredients :). Thanks!

  20. jennifer honaker says:

    when toasting the pecans,do i need to stir during baking? will they burn otherwise?

  21. I have fresh cranberries wil that work?

    • I’ve never tried it with fresh cranberries. I’m sure it would work. The only thing is that the fresh ones would probably create some juice when cooking and cause it to be soggy. Maybe not?

  22. I made this for Christmas & it was such a hit. We are having family over for Super Bowl today and this was the first request as an appetizer! THANKS

  23. these were an amazing success! Prep did take me more than 5 mins but was so easy! I made two and thought it was too much and they were gone in mere mins! Amazing

  24. What kind of crackers taste best with this?