Cranberry Compote with Brie Appetizer Recipe

Cranberry Compote with Brie Appetizer Recipe (1)
Sometimes the most “fancy” looking, beautiful and delicious party appetizers can actually be easy to make. Although there are several steips in making this Cranberry Compote with Brie appetizer recipe, none of them are hard and they don’t take long to do either. This recipe starts with fresh cranberries that you cook down to make a beautiful red compote. After that, it’s a simple matter of assembling and warming in the oven.

Whether you’re planning a big holiday bash or a small dinner with friends, this Cranberry Compote with Brie appetizer recipe will add something special to your gathering.

Cranberry Compote with Brie Appetizer Recipe Process
 

Cranberry Compote with Brie Appetizer Recipe

 
Ingredients

1 small wheel Brie Cheese
½ Cup Cranberries, fresh, chopped very fine
1 Orange – zested and juiced
3 Tbsp Maple syrup
1 tsp cornstarch
¼ C water
1 Baguette, small

Directions

1. In a small pot, combine cranberries, and the orange juice and zest. Bring to a simmer. Add maple syrup and continue to simmer.
2. In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch and water until smooth. Spoon by teaspoonful into the cranberry mixture, stirring after each spoonful. Allow to thicken after each addition until liquid in the compote thickens and becomes syrupy. Cool.
3. Slice the baguette into ¼ inch slices
4. Slice the brie cheese with a sharp knife into ¼ inch slices that fit the size of the baguette toasts. Don’t be daunted by the rind of the cheese, it’s completely edible.
5. Arrange baguette slices with cheese onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
6. Bake at 350 for approximately 5 – 8 minutes or until the cheese has softened and melted slightly
7. Remove from oven and finish toasts with a dollop of the cranberry compote
8 . Serve warm or room temperature
9. Enjoy!

Cranberry Compote with Brie Appetizer Recipe

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Cranberry Compote with Brie Appetizer Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 small wheel Brie Cheese
  • ½ Cup Cranberries, fresh, chopped very fine
  • 1 Orange – zested and juiced
  • 3 Tbsp Maple syrup
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • ¼ C water
  • 1 Baguette, small

Instructions

  1. 1. In a small pot, combine cranberries, and the orange juice and zest. Bring to a simmer. Add maple syrup and continue to simmer.
  2. 2. In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch and water until smooth. Spoon by teaspoonful into the cranberry mixture, stirring after each spoonful. Allow to thicken after each addition until liquid in the compote thickens and becomes syrupy. Cool.
  3. 3. Slice the baguette into ¼ inch slices
  4. 4. Slice the brie cheese with a sharp knife into ¼ inch slices that fit the size of the baguette toasts. Don’t be daunted by the rind of the cheese, it’s completely edible.
  5. 5. Arrange baguette slices with cheese onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
  6. 6. Bake at 350 for approximately 5 – 8 minutes or until the cheese has softened and melted slightly
  7. 7. Remove from oven and finish toasts with a dollop of the cranberry compote
  8. 8 . Serve warm or room temperature
  9. 9. Enjoy!
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Comments

  1. I’ve never had brie cheese before, but this looks absolutely amazing! I could definitely go for this at our New Years Eve party!

  2. Oh I just love brie! I cannot wait to try this!

  3. terirvin@gmail.com' Terri Irvin says:

    Yum…I am always looking for new appetizer recipes and this looks to die for. I am having a dinner party on Sunday and I am going to make this….Thanks for the idea!

  4. savvysavingcouple@gmail.com' Amy Desrosiers says:

    I am a huge fan of crunchy little bites like these. They are so tasty looking and perfect for entertaining.

  5. Those look really good. I’m going to need to give them a try.

  6. Cranberry with brie sounds like a yummy combination!

  7. I’ve never had cranberries with brie. It sounds like a very flavorful pairing that’d be perfect for the whole holiday season.

  8. versatileer@gmail.com' Jerry Marquardt says:

    I cannot wait to get the oven going for fall! Another few weeks we will be putting the barbecue away, and it is going to be high time with a recipe this good.

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