Recipe: Brie Wheel Topped with Fresh Cranberry Sauce
Prep Time: 10 min(s)
Cook Time: 15 min(s)
Total Time: 25 min(s)
Easy cheese dish for an appetizer
8 oz. wheel of Brie
12 – 14 oz. fresh cranberries
1-inch piece of ginger, peeled
1 cup sugar (can use ½ cup sugar for a tarter sauce)
3/4 cup orange juice (fresh, if possible)
1/4 cup water
Remove the cheese from the refrigerator to bring it to room temperature. (You can also warm the brie in at 325 degree oven for 10 – 15 minutes if you want it really soft and creamy.)
Combine the remaining ingredients in a heavy saucepan. Bring it to a boil and simmer it for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove it from the heat and allow it to cool. (Can be refrigerated for a week or more.) Drizzle about ¼ cup of the cranberry sauce over the top of the Brie. Serve it with mini-toasts or crackers.
Reserve remaining sauce to stir into plain yogurt, as a topping for sandwiches, to serve with chicken or turkey, or for other purposes.
Note: Before cooking fresh cranberries, discard any that look shriveled or feel soft. It’s fine to use white berries, which haven’t been exposed to as much sunlight as the red ones.