The picture above is from our Thanksgiving last year. Isn’t it such a festive appetizer? It would be perfect at an holiday get together. We found the recipe so delicious that we look forward to making it every year. In fact, this is one of my favorite holiday recipes. It’s so pretty that it always gets compliments and honestly whenever we make it I have to stop and take a few photos!
While it’s surprisingly easy to make, you do need to give yourself enough time to allow the cranberries to soak overnight. When properly sugared, they become the star of the dish and are full of flavor and sweetness.
You can make your own relish or you can buy it at the store. We prefer to make our own, but when crunched for time the store bought version stands in just as well. Assembly only takes minutes especially if you have a helper or two. This recipe is sure to grab attention at your next holiday party and I hope you enjoy it as much as we have over the years!
- 1 bag of fresh cranberries
- 1 orange, zested
- 1 cup maple syrup
- 1 3/4 cup white sugar
- 32 holiday crackers
- 8 oz Brie cheese
- Fresh mint leaves
- Rinse cranberries and put them in a bow. Cover with sugar and maple syrup. Mix well. Cover and let soak in teh refrigerator over night.
- Add cranberries, orange pulp, and zest to food processor. Pulse until well chopped. Add sugar and pulse quickly. Pour into a bowl.
- Place crackers on a platter. Top each cracker with a small slice of Brie. Spoon a small amount of cranberry relish on Brie. Top with sugared cranberries and then one or two mint leaves.
- Serve and enjoy!
Betty B. says
These look amazing! can’t wait to try them at my next holiday party!
Debbie Welchert says
These sound and look wonderful. They would be so great to make for Christmas. I’m not sure if the kids would like them but I know the adults will.
These are so very pretty! They also look delicious!
Julie Wood says
My son would love these! He loves cranberries and brie! I would love to have this festive bites for my Holiday Party that I am going to. I need to make these and bring!
This looks so so good! Thank you!
Michelle C says
These look fantastic. I’m a huge fan of cranberries!
Cynthia R says
I’m not a big cranberry fan but I these look delicious.
OMG. These look delicious. Can’t wait to try ’em!
These look so good and pretty! Will have to try!
Christopher Sorel says
yum maybe will have to try as have some brie sitting in the fridge
These sound delicious!!!
shelly sawicki lash neuhouser says
These look so good, I have never had brie cheese before, this might be a good way to try it.
Looks so delicious. This would be great for a party
These look really yummy. I love the sugared cranberries – the sugar makes the cranberries look so much more festive. I’m definitely bookmarking this for next Christmas when cranberries are back in season.
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Evelyn Goettner says
These look delicious and festive. I just bookmarked this recipe to add to our holiday entertaining menu.Thanks for sharing.
Stacey Cockrell says
I’m keeping this recipe for next Thanksgiving.
Angela Cash says
These will be perfect for my New Years Eve party! I often make baked Brie wrapped in phyllo but these bites will be much more “user friendy” – no fighting over the cheese knife! :)
Beth Hargett says
Yummy!!! They look delicious and I now have the recipe (thank you!). I don’t think I’ll wait til next year… maybe New Year’s Eve? Thanks so much for sharing!
Lisa F. says
Wow, these look great. And I love brie! I used to “make” a brie “recipe” that was just warming up brie in the oven with almonds on top. Yes, I got it from a recipe; I don’t cook. LOL!
Thanks for sharing! :)
Gigi S says
I made these last year for new year’s eve and they were such a hit. I think I’ll make them again this year.
Tammy S says
These look great. I have to go to a New Year’s eve party and these would be perfect to bring.
Ellen B says
these look really good – I may have to try them
Wendy T says
These look festive and delicious. Thanks for posting it…it’s going in the bookmarks.
Sarah @ Cooker Girl says
These are beautiful! They would be a great addition to our Christmas eve appetizer spread.
Paul T/Pauline T says
YUMMY. My hubby love Brie and cranberry so I will definitely try this one for our New Year party —– Paul T/Pauline T aka Paul Tran ….. emscout9 at Hotmail dot com
Those look super fancy and delish!
Austin Baroudi says
These look delicious! My girlfriend is going through this cooking recipes every night phase and I’m definitely going to thow this her way! Thanks for the post!
Shelbie Johnston says
This pairs 2 of my favorite things, brie and cranberriesd and they look soooo yummy! This is a definate must make, thank you for sharing!
Trish F says
These look like they taste delicious and my hubby is a big cranberry fan. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
Sherry Conrad says
These look so nice- I missed them for Thanksgiving but maybe for our Christmas Eve buffet. :)
Looks so fancy and delicious!
s riches says
This is a great recipe! I am going to make these for Christmas
Tara B says
These look great.
Christina Kelbel says
These look so good! I love brie. The recipe seems pretty easy too, definitely trying these.
Lisa R says
OMG this looks so tasty, not sure I ever tried Brie before. Looks like yo ucan probably use cream cheese as well
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Ashley @MamaOfAllTrades says
Those look so yummy! I’m not cooking this Thanksgiving, but I may add these to my Christmas Eve appetizer list!
YUM! Those look so delicious!!
Annie @ Mama Dweeb says
those look amazing!!! I want to make them for our meal this year, thank you Tesa!
Dee S says
Yum! These look delicious!
Allyson Bossie says
Omg I want those. I love how they look like they have been out in the snow. I am so making these for Thanksgiving or Christmas!
Those look good, and easy to make too!
These look like something my Dad would enjoy.
Megan @mnmspecial says
This are so pretty! I would love to entertain with those. Thanks for sharing.
Yummy and what a beautiful picture that is!! Not sure I’ll ever make them, but they would be great for Thanksgiving!
Kristina Vanni says
Yum! These look great. So festive!
These really look delicious!
Yum, yum, yum! Must make these asap.
Amy @ Oh So Savvy Mom says
Those look beautiful and so delicious. I don’t really like brie, but I do like everything else on these. I’m going to pin this and give it a try.
Emily @ Baby Dickey says
Wow those look SO good! We always have cranberries during the holidays, but just plain, served in a bowl…. this is such a good idea for some different, totally making these!
Susie B. Homemaker says
They look amazing- so festive. These would be great to make for our family Christmas party this year.
wow, just wow! how pretty are those!
Looks delicious! Very festive!
They look so nice!
THose are so pretty!!!!
Those are so cool!!! They look very festive and tasty. :D
Icar (My Charmed Mom) says
that looks so appetizing, I also like the way you have photographed the bites made it look more delicious!
Nicole (Mama to 4 Blessings) says
my mouth is watering – yummy!
This looks so gorgeous and must taste equally as good!
JDaniel4's Mom says
I so want to taste test these!
they look so pretty, looks like something that would take some time and patience but actually from the recipe it does seem easy. A must try for me! Thanks for sharing!!