Cranberry Brie Pull Apart Bread

Delight in the festive spirit with our Cranberry Brie Pull-Apart Bread—an exquisite holiday treat. This indulgent appetizer harmonizes the savory allure of melted brie with the sweet remnants of leftover cranberry sauce.

Turn your leftover Bourbon Cranberry Sauce into a delicious holiday appetizer. Serve it alongside Bacon Wrapped Dates with Goat Cheese or Sausage Balls.

Cranberry Brie Pull-Apart Bread topped with candied pecans and fresh thyme.

What I Love About This Recipe

  • Easy: Effortlessly add a touch of elegance to your table with this easy-to-make Cranberry Brie pull-apart bread, perfect for both casual family dinners and more formal celebrations.
  • Crowd Pleaser: Impress your guests with this visually stunning and appetizing bread, making it an ideal centerpiece for any festive gathering.
  • Use Up Leftovers: If you have leftover cranberry sauce from Thanksgiving, this is a great way to use it up or you can use store-bought canned cranberry sauce.

How to Make Cranberry Brie Pull Apart Bread

Sliced sourdough bread for making cranberry brie pull-apart bread.
Cranberry brie pull-apart bread on a baking sheet ready to bake.
  1. Slice the Bread. Begin slicing the bread by starting at the middle. Cut almost all the way through, stopping about 1/2 inch from the bottom. For the next slice, move 1 inch over and continue this pattern until you reach the edge. Rotate the bread and proceed to cut diagonally, creating a grid-like pattern.
  2. Brush with Butter. Carefully pull the sliced bread apart and brush the insides with the melted butter.
  3. Stuff the Bread. Cut the brie into small, bite-sized squares and insert them snugly between the sliced segments of the bread. Finish off this delightful creation by generously topping it with either luscious cranberry sauce or a scattering of dried cranberries for an explosion of flavors.
  4. Prepare the Brown Sugar Topping. In a small bowl combine the melted butter, brown sugar, and chopped pecans. Sprinkle on top of the bread.
  5. Bake. Place the prepared bread on a rimmed baking sheet and bake for 15 to 20 minutes at 350º F or until the brie begins to melt and the bread turns a golden brown.
Cranberry Brie Pull-Apart Bread topped with fresh thyme.

Cranberry Brie Pull Apart Bread Recipe

Immerse yourself in holiday cheer with our Cranberry Brie Pull-Apart Bread—a sublime festive indulgence. This lavish appetizer seamlessly blends the savory richness of melted brie with the lingering sweetness of leftover cranberry sauce.
4.79 from 19 votes
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 18 Servings
Calories: 244kcal
Author: Aimee Mars

Equipment

  • Rimmed Baking Sheet

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf Sourdough Bread
  • 1/4 cup Butter melted
  • 16 ounces Brie Cheese
  • cup Cranberry Sauce

Topping

  • 2 tablespoons Butter melted
  • 3 tablespoons Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Chopped Pecans

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350℉ and place a piece of parchment on a rimmed baking sheet.
  • Slice the Bread. Begin slicing the bread by starting at the middle. Cut almost all the way through, stopping about 1/2 inch from the bottom. For the next slice, move 1 inch over and continue this pattern until you reach the edge. Rotate the bread and proceed to cut diagonally, creating a grid-like pattern.
  • Brush with Butter. Carefully pull the sliced bread apart and brush the insides with the melted butter.
  • Stuff the Bread. Cut the brie into small, bite-sized squares and insert them snugly between the sliced segments of the bread. Finish off this delightful creation by generously topping it with either luscious cranberry sauce or a scattering of dried cranberries for an explosion of flavors.
  • Prepare the Brown Sugar Topping. In a small bowl combine the melted butter, brown sugar, and chopped pecans. Sprinkle on top of the bread.
  • Bake. Place the prepared bread on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until the brie begins to melt and the bread turns a golden brown.

Nutrition

Serving: 2pieces | Calories: 244kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 329mg | Potassium: 85mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 277IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 1mg
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The post was originally published on November 15th, 2019 and updated in November 2023.

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18 thoughts on “Cranberry Brie Pull Apart Bread

    1. I honestly haven’t tried to freeze this pull-apart bread but did a little research and according to Taste of Home, it should work. Let the bread cool completely and then double wrap it in plastic wrap or aluminum foil before placing it in the freezer. You can then let it thaw in the fridge overnight.

  1. 5 stars
    It’s a fantastic way to use leftover cranberry sauce! I will buy a round bread and make sure some sauce is left to make this beauty! I’m dying to try it with gouda, as you suggest.

  2. 5 stars
    I am obsessed with cranberries at this time of the year. The more ways to enjoy them, the better. In bread with loads of cheese? Yes, please!!!

  3. 5 stars
    What a simple and elegant recipe for the holidays!! I made this for a dinner party recently and my guests absolutely loved it!

  4. 5 stars
    Oh my goodness! This was quick, easy and delicious. I made it for some friends and there was barely a crumb left.

  5. 5 stars
    I wish I can grab a piece or two from my screen, Aimee. I’ve always loved brie, so this is right up my alley. How perfect would this be for the holiday? Just give me this and a glass of wine, and I’ll be on happy girl. 🙂

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