Brie Appetizer with Cranberry Balsamic Chutney

Brie Appetizer with Cranberry Balsamic Chutney

This Brie with Cranberry Balsamic Chutney is a simple and festive holiday appetizer!  The sweet and tart of the cranberries pairs perfectly with creamy Brie cheese. Serve with bread or crackers.

One of my most favourite things about the holiday season is the chance to entertain friends and family.  I enjoy gathering with the people we love over great food and drinks.  And one of the ways I like to do this is to get together for a night of appetizers and drinks.  While I love creating meals for friends and family, sometimes sharing tapas and appetizers instead of a full meal, takes the pressure off of entertaining…it’s much more relaxed.  And with this time of year, any opportunity to alleviate pressure is the best way to go!

Brie with Cranberry Balsamic Chutney

When ever I offer appetizers you will always find a Brie wheel.  I just can’t resist their deliciousness.  Not to mention how easy they are to prepare, and we we can’t forget the endless ideas for toppings.  Brie is just so versatile.  Dress them up with honey and nuts, or add sun dried tomatoes and garlic, wrap them in puff pastry, serve them original style…or top them with this delicious cranberry chutney!

Brie with Cranberry Balsamic Chutney

In keeping with the foodie spirit of the season I put together this Cranberry Balsamic Chutney to put on top of a big Brie wheel.  The tartness of the cranberries and vinegar together with the sweetness from the orange juice, combined with fresh rosemary, makes for a perfect pairing with the smooth creaminess of the Brie cheese.

Brie with Cranberry Balsamic Chutney

I served this cranberry chutney on a Brie wheel at room temperature only because this is the way I enjoy Brie cheese, but you can also bake the Brie to soften it up if you like.  Then serve it with crackers or slices of fresh baguettes.  A perfect holiday appetizer!

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Brie Appetizer with Cranberry Balsamic Chutney

Brie Appetizer with Cranberry Balsamic Chutney


  • Author: Jo-Anna Rooney
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1/2 cups 1x

Description

This Brie with Cranberry Balsamic Chutney is a simple and festive holiday appetizer!  The sweet and tart of the cranberries pairs perfectly with creamy Brie cheese. Serve with bread or crackers.


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Ingredients

  • 2 cups of fresh cranberries
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 sprig of fresh rosemary
  • 3 tsp balsamic vinegar (white or red)

Instructions

  1. To a saucepan add the fresh cranberries, sugar, water and orange juice.
  2. Simmer the mixture over low heat, stirring occasionally, until the cranberries start to soften and the sugar dissolves, about 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in the fresh rosemary and balsamic vinegar.
  4. Turn up the heat to low-medium and continue to cook until the cranberries burst and the sauce is the consistency that you like. This takes about 10 minutes or so.
  5. Once the mixture has thickened, remove the rosemary sprig.
  6. Cool the sauce to room temperature before serving.
  7. Once it has cooled, pile it on to a Brie wheel, and serve with slices of fresh baguette or crackers!

Keywords: cranberry chutney, Brie appetizer, holiday appetizer, appetizer

Brie Appetizer with Cranberry Balsamic Chutney Recipe Tips:

  • If you prefer your Brie cheese to be soft and warm, you can bake the cheese wheel slightly before serving.  To do this place the Brie wheel in a 400 degree oven, and bake it for about 5 minutes or until the Brie has softened slightly.  Then top with the chutney and serve with bread and/or crackers.
  • This would make a lovely Gift from the Kitchen.  Package some of the chutney in a mason jar and give it as a gift…it’s perfect for a hostess gift.  I’m sharing a cute little packaging idea in this blog post.
  • This chutney is also delicious with Roasted Turkey!

Cranberry Balsamic Chutney

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Have a delicious day!

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