This Cranberry Brie Cheese Bread Recipe has some of the usual holiday flavors of Christmas - i.e. the cranberry!
But combined with Brie cheese in a deliciously easy homemade "bread," this Cranberry Christmas Appetizer Recipe is going to wow your family and holiday guests!
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What Is Brie Pull-Apart Bread?
Pull-apart bread is a way of baking bread so that it has pieces that you can easily break away from the rest of the bread. It's a fantastic thing to serve at brunch, family breakfast, or as a snack with a bunch of friends.
Brie is a soft cheese with a mild flavor. It's used in a lot of baked recipes because it melts beautifully and mixes well with other ingredients.
This brie bread is a pull-apart bread that is sweetened with cranberry, so it's usually served around the holidays.
Why You'll Love Cranberry Brie Bread
This Cranberry Christmas Appetizer recipe is so good! I love sharing unusual recipes just as much as I do traditional, classic recipes that everyone knows and loves.
Cranberry brie pull-apart bread is both sweet and savory and has the best combination of herbs and flavors. It fills your house with buttery, earthy aromas as it bakes.
If you love cheese bread, then you'll love this popular brunch classic!
And if you really want to impress your holiday guests, serve the cranberry brie bread with some red and green Christmas bread!
More Christmas Recipes
Check out these super delicious Christmas Appetizer Recipes that I have shared over the years.
I think you will love them all! Of course, this is just a small selection of our Christmas Appetizer recipes.
But we have LOTS and lots of recipes on the blog that are perfect for your holiday celebrations – just browse my collection of easy Christmas recipes!
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How To Make Brie Pull-Apart Bread
It looks like a fancy dessert or appetizer, but this savory and cheesy bread is actually super-easy! I used pre-made ingredients to make it easier. This is a perfect last-minute recipe that anyone can make.
All the exact amounts are in the printable recipe card, but here's what you'll need from the store before you begin baking.
- large/grand tube biscuits (8 biscuits per can)
- brie cheese
- whole berry cranberry sauce
- chopped fresh thyme
- chopped fresh rosemary
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Here's a quick overview of how to make the brie-filled bread, along with pictures of each step.
First, preheat oven to 350 and grease a Bundt pan very well with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
Slice each round of cheese into 12 pieces. Set aside.
Slice each biscuit in half. Flatten with the palm of your hand.
Place 1 piece of cheese into the biscuit and roll the dough up and around to completely cover the cheese.
You can squeeze the biscuit and cheese to make a round shape. Roll the dough into a ball between the palm of your hands.
Place half of the biscuits into the pan and top with half of the cranberry sauce and 1 teaspoon of the thyme and rosemary.
Repeat with the remaining biscuits and cheese. Top with remaining thyme and rosemary.
Bake for 50-65 minutes or until a deep golden brown in color.
Cool for 10 minutes before inverting bread onto a serving platter and then gently remove the pan. Let stand to cool until warm and serve warm.
Here are some answers to a few of the frequently asked questions I've received about the brie pull-apart bread.
What kind of biscuits should I use in this recipe?
I used jumbo flaky biscuits because they are such a great size, but you can definitely use regular sized biscuits. You will just need a few more cans of them to fill up the Bundt pan!
Unfortunately I didn't cook it long enough and the dough on the bottom (which was the top of the pan) wasn't completely done. So you need to cook this until is a deep brown, not the nice brown like I have! HA!
Can you make it ahead of time?
Yes, you can make brie pull-apart bread up to three days before your party or brunch. Store it in an airtight container or wrap it in food wrap and keep it in the refrigerator for up to three days.
Then, reheat it in the oven. The microwave will soften the bread too much.
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Cranberry Brie Cheese Bread
- 3 cans 16 oz each, large/grand tube biscuits (8 biscuits per can)
- 1 lb brie cheese
- 1 can 14 oz, whole berry cranberry sauce
- 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme divided
- 2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary divided
- Preheat oven to 350 and grease a bundt pan very well with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
- Slice each round of cheese into 12 pieces. Set aside.
- Slice each biscuit in half. Flatten with the palm of your hand.
- Place 1 piece of cheese into the biscuit and roll the dough up and around to completely cover the cheese. You can squeeze the biscuit and cheese to make a round shape.
- Roll the dough into a ball between the palm of your hands.
- Place half of the biscuits into the pan and top with half of the cranberry sauce and 1 teaspoon of the thyme and rosemary. Repeat with the remaining biscuits and cheese.
- Top with remaining thyme and rosemary.
- Bake for 50-65 minutes or until a deep golden brown in color.
- Cool for 10 minutes before inverting bread onto a serving platter.
- Gently remove the pan. Let stand to cool until warm and serve warm.