| |

Baked Brie with Cranberry Star

Sharing is caring!

Everyone loves a good Brie, and this baked Brie recipe not only delivers on creamy and delicious flavors but also adds a festive touch with a beautiful cranberry star. Perfect for your holiday gatherings, this appetizer is easy to make, budget-friendly, and sure to impress your guests.

It is the perfect appetizer for your next holiday party because it just screams Christmas with a beautiful cranberry star!

baked brie in pastry puff with star cutout filled with cranberry sauce. surrounded by crackers

Let’s dive into how to make this beautiful baked brie with a cranberry star!

Use Leftover Cranberry Sauce

Did you by chance make cranberry sauce for Thanksgiving? If you’re anything like me you made too much and hardly anyone ate it and now you have a huge bowl you don’t know what to do with. Well here is the perfect answer for your dilemma..make a cranberry baked brie!


  • 1 Round Brie Cheese
  • 1 Sheet Puff Pastry (found in the frozen section and thawed according to package instructions)
  • 1/4 Cup Chopped Walnuts or Pecans
  • 1/2 Cup Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce (homemade or from a can)


  • 1 Baking Sheet
  • 1 Star Cookie Cutter


1. Preparing the Puff Pastry

Thaw the puff pastry sheet according to the package instructions. Once thawed, place it on a lightly floured surface.

2. Preparing the Brie

Place the Brie wheel in the center of the pastry sheet. Cut off the corners to form a circle around the Brie. Lightly cut away some of the rind from all sides of the Brie circle.

3. Creating the Star Shape

Using a star cookie cutter, cut out a star shape from the middle of the traced circle. Ensure the star is not too large, leaving enough pastry for a delicious crust.

4. Adding the Toppings

Top the Brie with 1/4 cup of chopped nuts, followed by a layer of cranberry sauce. Opt for the thicker sauce with whole cranberries, avoiding excess liquid.

5. Encasing the Brie

Place the pastry over the Brie, ensuring the star is centered. Tuck the edges of the pastry under the Brie to completely encase the cheese.

6. Preparing for Baking

If not baking immediately, wrap the prepared Brie in plastic and refrigerate for a day or two. Before baking, bring it to room temperature. Brush the Brie with a beaten egg for a beautiful finish.

7. Baking

Place the Brie on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake at 400 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.

8. Serving

Before serving, ensure the star shape is intact and as desired. Serve the baked Brie surrounded by crackers or vegetables.

baked brie in puff pastry with star cut out filled with cranberry sauce. Surrounded by crackers

Pairing Suggestions

This delightful Baked Brie pairs perfectly with a glass of bubbly.

Consider serving it with a Pomegranate Champagne Cocktail, the Cranberry Orange Mimosa, or Prancers Pomegranate Aperol Spritz for an extra festive touch.

baked brie with cranberry star


The Baked Brie with Cranberry Star isn’t just an appetizer—it’s a culinary delight, Perfect for holiday gatherings, the star-shaped cutout adds a festive touch that will have people raving!

So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and treat yourself and your guests to the joy of this cranberry-infused baked Brie, a surefire hit for a safe and healthy holiday celebration!

Baked Brie With Cranberry Star

Brie that is covered in puff pastry with a filling of walnuts and cranberry sauce that peeks through a Christmas star!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Course Appetizer
Servings 12



  • 1 Round Brie Cheese
  • 1 Sheet Puff Pastry Found in the frozen section and thawed to directions
  • 1/4 Cup Chopped Walnuts or Pecans
  • 1/2 Cup Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce Homemade or in the can


  • Thaw puff pastry sheet as instructed on the package
  • Lightly cut away some of the rind from all sides of the circle of brie
  • Place pastry sheet on a lightly floured surface and place brie in the center
  • Cut away each corner of pastry to form a circle around the brie
  • Trace a circle around the actual size of the brie and remove the cheese
  • Using a star cookie cutter and cut out a star from the center of the circle
  • Cover top of brie with the nuts first then a layer of cranberry sauce completely covering the nuts. Do not use the liquid – try to use only the thicker sauce with the whole cranberries
  • Place the pastry over the brie centering the star
  • Tuck the pastry under the brie completely covering all the cheese with the pastry.
  • Put brie on a parchment lined baking sheet and brush with the beaten egg
  • Before you bake make sure your star is intact and is the shape you want it to be
  • Bake at 400 degrees for 25-30 minutes until a nice golden brown
  • Serve surrounded by crackers or vegetables
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

Similar Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating