It’s not right just how EASY this Cranberry Honey Baked Brie recipe is! Make it for your next party – no puff pastry or phyllo dough needed.

Baked cheese is such an elegant, easy appetizer, and this brie recipe is truly the perfect appetizer! It’s beautiful by itself or as part of a charcuterie board.

I love to make this easy baked brie when we need an appetizer for a Christmas party! It also makes a great Thanksgiving appetizer. Through the holiday season you can find a small wheel of brie at Aldi for around $3. What a deal!

a photo of baked brie with honey and cranberries

I typically buy several of these soft cow’s milk cheeses at the beginning of the holiday season. Warm baked brie is ALWAYS a hit at parties and it’s one of the easiest appetizers to make!

Baked Brie with Honey, Candied Pecans and Cranberries

Brie has a super mild flavor. This makes it so easy to customize your toppings! Both savory and sweet toppings pair well with this soft cheese.

I love to enjoy pepper jelly on top of this melted cheese, or a sweeter mix of ingredients like we have in this easy recipe.

Brie is a neutral, soft cheese. It’s wonderful in holiday appetizers like this Raspberry Brie Bites appetizer, or my Candied Bacon Baked Brie.

a photo of a hand holding a cracker topped with baked brie, pecans and cranberries

Do I need to Remove the Rind of Brie?

You will pile the ingredients directly on top of the cheese, no need to remove the rind!

But, if you don’t like the rind, you can shave it down with a sharp knife. Please do not remove it completely, because it’s what holds in the melty cheese!

Baked Brie with Honey, Candied Pecans and Cranberries
Four simple ingredients: brie cheese, honey, candied pecans and cranberries.

Ingredient Substitution Ideas:

You have a ton of flexibility with the ingredients of this simple appetizer! Here are some ideas:

  • Substitute maple syrup, agave nectar, hot honey, brown sugar or fig jam for the drizzle of honey.
  • Substitute leftover cranberry sauce for the dried cranberries.
  • Add apple slices or small cubes of apples before you layer on the rest of the toppings. Other fresh fruit, especially stone fruit like peaches, is also delicious!
  • Yes, you can use triple cream brie. You can also use camembert.
  • Substitute candied walnuts or your favorite shelled nut for the pecans.
Baked Brie with Honey, Candied Pecans and Cranberries
Top with cranberries, pecans and honey. Pop in the oven for just under 30 minutes, and serve with crackers or crudites.

I love to top this baked brie with fresh thyme or fresh rosemary sprigs for some festive holiday colors!

What to Serve with Baked Brie:

You will need a few items to serve on this side of this elegant appetizer. Here are a few suggestions:

  • Thin, crusty baguette slices
  • Chunks of crusty bread
  • Your favorite crackers
  • Slices of sweet fruit

Storing Leftovers

If you have leftover baked brie, store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days. Reheat gently on a baking sheet in the oven at 325 degrees Fahrenheit.

I also love using slices of leftover brie on my Cranberry Turkey Sliders!

Baked Brie with Honey, Candied Pecans and Cranberries

I hope that you enjoy this quick, simple and elegant appetizer, perfect for the holidays!

a photo of baked brie with honey and cranberries

Baked Brie with Honey, Candied Pecans and Cranberries

Yield: Serves 6-8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

A beautifully simple appetizer. Baked cheese wheel with honey, candied pecans, and cranberries.


  • 1 wheel of brie cheese
  • ¼ cup of dried cranberries
  • ⅓ cup of Easy Candied Pecans
  • ¼ cup honey
  • (optional) for garnish, fresh rosemary sprig or fresh thyme sprigs


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place brie in a small oven-safe dish or small cast iron skillet.
  3. Pile cranberries and pecans on top of the brie, then drizzle the sweet honey over the top.
  4. Place the brie in the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes.
  5. Allow to cool for 5 minutes before cutting into the cheese.
  6. Optionally, transfer to a serving platter. Serve with crackers and a cheese knife.


If you don't want to make candied pecans, you can absolutely purchase them! Or, substitute walnuts or your favorite candied nuts.

Nutrition Information
Yield 8 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 78Total Fat 3gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 4mgSodium 34mgCarbohydrates 14gFiber 1gSugar 13gProtein 1g

The nutrition for this recipe is calculated by an app and may be incorrect.

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If you enjoy this appetizer, I think you’ll also love these other appetizer recipes on my site: Halloween Baked Brie | Candied Bacon Baked Brie