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November 10, 2014

Baked Brie with Cranberry Chutney

Creamy, gooey Brie is baked inside Puff Pastry, then slathered with a tart homemade Cranberry Chutney to make the perfect Thanksgiving appetizer! Baked Brie with Cranberry Chutney is a perfect Thanksgiving dish… and the chutney pairs well with your holiday entree, so be sure to use the additional chutney to serve with Thanksgiving dinner.

Creamy, gooey Brie is baked inside Puff Pastry, then slathered with a tart homemade Cranberry Chutney to make the perfect Thanksgiving appetizer! And the chutney pairs well with your holiday entree, so be sure to use the additional chutney to serve with Thanksgiving dinner.

Me and Brie… we’ve a long history full of misunderstanding.

I was under the impression this delectably creamy cheese was “stinky,” so I outright refused to even try it until I was a (super) senior in college, living with Em, one of my best friends. Her sister came over one evening while we were marathon cooking, as two girls who are hardly taking any classes are wont to do, and Mel pulled out a wheel of Brie, wrapped it in Puff Pastry and popped it in our oven as an appetizer for the ridiculous dinner we were plotting out for the evening.

I was convinced to give the cheese a shot once it came out of the oven, looking gorgeous and smelling even better when Melissa drizzled some local honey on top of the app and presented it to us and our guests with crackers.

I shrugged, telling myself it would just be a quick thing, then I could run upstairs and brush my teeth if it was truly as bad as I imagined it would be.

And then I actually had a bite… and my perspective changed.

Creamy, gooey Brie is baked inside Puff Pastry, then slathered with a tart homemade Cranberry Chutney to make the perfect Thanksgiving appetizer! And the chutney pairs well with your holiday entree, so be sure to use the additional chutney to serve with Thanksgiving dinner.

Fast forward to this year.

I’m planning out our Friendsgiving dinner, and I really want to make a Cranberry Chutney and drizzle it over Brie. But since I’m pregnant, I have to tread carefully with cheese. My doctor has instructed me to make sure all the cheese and dairy products I consume are pasteurized. And unfortunately, a lot of imported cheese are made from unpasteurized milk… which makes me incredibly sad because they’re currently on my no-no list.

So I was afraid I wouldn’t find a Brie that I could actually eat.

Then I found an American-made brand. And it was pasteurized.

SCORE!

Creamy, gooey Brie is baked inside Puff Pastry, then slathered with a tart homemade Cranberry Chutney to make the perfect Thanksgiving appetizer! And the chutney pairs well with your holiday entree, so be sure to use the additional chutney to serve with Thanksgiving dinner.

So I ran home and made my Cranberry Chutney, which was stupidly easy to make. As in… if you’ve got a saucepan and a stovetop and the ingredients, you can basically do this and do it easily.

You chill that goodness overnight, then you pull it out of the fridge with time in advance so it can come to room temperature. And you drizzle it over the Brie, wrapped tightly in Puff Pastry and baked until golden brown on the outside and gooey delicious on the inside.

And then you take the leftover chutney (because this makes a HUGE batch) and serve it alongside your holiday protein… because it’s delish!

Creamy, gooey Brie is baked inside Puff Pastry, then slathered with a tart homemade Cranberry Chutney to make the perfect Thanksgiving appetizer! And the chutney pairs well with your holiday entree, so be sure to use the additional chutney to serve with Thanksgiving dinner.Blogsgiving Dinner 2014 // The Speckled Palate

Thanksgiving is all about family, friends and delicious food. Luckily, the food blogging community is all about these things as well. To celebrate the holiday, Meghan from Cake ‘n’ Knife and Susannah from Feast + West are hosting Blogsgiving Dinner. And we’ve got a total of 20 awesome blogs sharing 52 recipes from all over the country.

Blogsgiving Progressive Dinner 2014 Blogger Locations // The Speckled Palate

The idea behind our Blogsgiving Dinner is based on the old-fashioned progressive dinner party, in which you’d eat each course at a different guest’s home. Each blogger is bringing one or more dishes to the party on Monday, Wednesday and Friday this week, so be sure to stop by each one and get some fabulous ideas for your own Thanksgiving meal.

Today’s courses include cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and soups.

We’ll be posting to social media with the hashtag #blogsgivingdinner. I hope y’all can join us!

And now… today’s menu:

Blogsgiving Progressive Dinner Menu for Monday, November 10

Cocktails

Appetizers

Soups

 

… I mean, doesn’t this all just sound divine, y’all? Which one of these recipes is the most intriguing to you?

Creamy, gooey Brie is baked inside Puff Pastry, then slathered with a tart homemade Cranberry Chutney to make the perfect Thanksgiving appetizer! And the chutney pairs well with your holiday entree, so be sure to use the additional chutney to serve with Thanksgiving dinner.

Here’s how you can make my Baked Brie with Cranberry Chutney:

Baked Brie with Cranberry Chutney
 
Creamy, gooey Brie is baked inside Puff Pastry, then slathered with a tart homemade Cranberry Chutney to make the perfect Thanksgiving appetizer! And the chutney pairs well with your holiday entree, so be sure to use the additional chutney to serve with Thanksgiving dinner.
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Makes: 12 servings
Ingredients
Cranberry Chutney
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • ½ cup local honey
  • ½ cup dark brown sugar
  • 16 oz. fresh cranberries
  • 2 Granny Smith Apples, peeled and diced into ½" cubes (about 1 cup)
  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon allspice
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
Baked Brie
  • 1 sheet of Puff Pastry (1/2 package), at room temperature
  • 13 oz. round of Brie Cheese
  • 1 package of your favorite crackers
Instructions
  1. Make the Cranberry Chutney the day before your feast: In a medium saucepan over medium heat, pour in the water and orange juice, then dissolve the sugar and honey in the liquid as it heats.
  2. Add the cranberries, apples, vinegar, cinnamon, allspice and ginger to the mix, bringing to a boil.
  3. Lower the heat to a simmer, and cook until the cranberries have burst and the apples are soft.
  4. Remove from the heat and transfer to a dish, spreading plastic wrap on the surface of the chutney so it does not form a film.
  5. Refrigerate until the morning (or early afternoon) of your event, then remove from the refrigerator and bring to room temperature.
  6. Make the Baked Brie: Preheat the oven to 425°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  7. Wrap the Brie Cheese in the room temperature Puff Pastry sheet. (It should be pliable and easy to mold at this temperature.)
  8. Place the Brie round on the baking sheet, and pop in the oven, baking for 20 minutes or until the Puff Pastry has browned and risen.
  9. Let cool for 5-10 minutes, then serve with the Cranberry Chutney and crackers.

What cocktails, hors d’oeuvres or soups are YOU making for Thanksgiving this year?

The Fine Print: I received a 4-piece set of CW by Corningware, an additional piece of bakewareand a $100 gift card to host a Friendsgiving dinner. Though CW by Corningware provided the bakeware and funds to create the recipe in this post, all opinions are my own.

19 Comments

  1. Kelly @ Hidden Fruits and Veggies

    I first tried brie in my dorm room, after my roommate moved out (woo) and I combined our two beds into one Super Bed. We had a “fancy” party on my Super Bed and ate freshmen in college budget-friendly brie. Let’s just say that was NOT the most delicious of cheeses, but I’ve since come back around. I’ve never had it wrapped in puff pastry, so I feel like I’m definitely not doing this right! I’m glad you found tasty cheeses your pregnant body can have!

  2. Amy | Club Narwhal

    I’m so glad you finally discovered the joy of brie (and a pregnancy-safe brie–I will have to tell my pregnant friends who have been missing soft cheeses :). This sounds unbelievably good!

  3. Susannah // Feast + West

    Wait wait wait. You baked brie INSIDE of bread dough? Genius. Absolutely genius. I will have to try this ASAP. Thank you for being a part of Blogsgiving, Erin!

  4. Meghan @ Cake 'n' Knife

    I have a crazy obsession with all chutneys – they are always SO darn good and go with pretty much anything. Add in ooey gooey melted cheese and I’m in heave! Thanks for joining in on the blogsgiving fun with us!!

  5. Madison | Wetherills Say I Do

    Okay, as much as I love the concept of a virtual Thanksgiving, I’m really wishing we could all be together in real life to enjoy all of these amazing recipes!

  6. Cheryl

    This looks soooo delicious and perfect for an elegant Thanksgiving appetizer!

  7. Cate @ Chez CateyLou

    What a gorgeous appetizer! I love the homemade chutney too – I never would have guessed how easy it is to make!

  8. Elizabeth

    This is such a fun idea! I’ve never tried brie but this looks so amazing I might have to give it a try!

  9. Eileen

    I know a few people who would swoon with delight to find this on the t-day appetizer menu! Such a great mix of creamy, rich cheese and tart, tangy cranberries. 🙂

  10. Megan

    Yum! I am crazy about baked brie! My mom makes a similar cranberry sauce but without the apples and orange juice. I am going to have to tell her to step up her game and add these delicious ingredients!

  11. Ginnie

    Brie is a favorite of mine – this looks super delicious! My husband and I bought some brie in France one time, and it stunk up our whole apartment! My one and only experience with stinky brie;)

  12. Becca

    That pic with the cheese oozing out of the crust up there ^ makes me want to make this dish rightthissecond. It sounds delish! Happy Blogsgiving!

  13. Traci | Vanilla And Bean

    Erin, this baked brie and cranberry chutney sounds mouthwateringly delicious! And of course, anything with puff pastry becomes a masterpiece!! What a fun get together of bloggy progressive dinner! Love the links and will check them out! I’m loving this chutney recipe! Thanks so much Erin! (So glad its finally cooled off there in big D!)

  14. Alli

    How did I miss this one? Brie is the king of cheeses in my opinion. Is it wrong to want this for breakfast? So glad you shared it at the Pretty Pintastic party, Erin.

    • Erin

      Brie is pretty fantastic, huh? I’m a major fan… and there’s nothing wrong with wanting it for breakfast! That sounds good to me!

      So happy you found this via the Pretty Pintastic party, Alli! Happy Wednesday!

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