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Brie Toasts with Cranberry Compote Recipe

Brie Toasts with Cranberry Compote Recipe

Just six ingredients are all I need to create an elegant appetizer perfect for entertaining. The tart cranberry compote pairs well with creamy Brie cheese. —Katherine Watson, Omaha, Nebraska
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 5 min. YIELD:24 servings


  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup jellied cranberry sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 loaf (1 pound) French bread, cut into 1/2-in. slices
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 pound Brie cheese, thinly sliced


  • 1. In a small saucepan, combine the cranberries, vinegar, cranberry sauce and sugar. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened, about 12 minutes.
  • 2. Brush bottoms of bread with butter; place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 1-2 minutes or until lightly toasted. Top bread with Brie. Bake for 4-6 minutes or until cheese is melted. Spoon cranberry mixture over cheese, about 1 tablespoon on each. Yield: about 2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 appetizer: 145 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 218mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

Reviews for Brie Toasts with Cranberry Compote

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hollimae User ID: 3289679 177855
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2012

"I found that 1 cup of balsamic vinegar was way too tart for my taste, so if I make it again, I'll try using quite a bit less."

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Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer