Brie with Caramelized Onions, Pistachio and Cranberry

Surprise your guests with this delicious appetizer, ideal for the holidays! Brie with caramelized onions, nuts and cranberry -- a great spread to serve with crackers.


8 to 10 servings


2 tablespoons butter or stick margarine*
1 medium onion, cut into fourths and thinly sliced
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
vegetable oil
1 (15 ounce) round Brie cheese
1/4 cup coarsely chopped pistachio nuts, slivered almonds or walnuts crackers, if desired


Preheat oven to 350°F (177°C).

Melt butter in 10-inch skillet over medium heat. Cook onion in butter 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in cranberries, brown sugar and vinegar. Cook about 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until mixture is thickened and caramelized.

Lightly brush ovenproof plate with oil. Place cheese on center of plate. Bake uncovered 8 to 10 minutes or until cheese is soft and partially melted.

Spoon onion topping over cheese. Sprinkle with nuts. Serve with crackers.

Estimated Time

Preparation Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes
Bake Time: 10 minutes

Additional Information

Delicious anytime, this makes an especially nice holiday appetizer because of the reds and greens. You can make the onion topping up to 24 hours ahead of time, refrigerate and reheat before spooning over the Brie.

* Spreads with at least 65% vegetable oil can be used.

Nutritional Information

1 Serving (1 Serving): Calories 245 (Calories from Fat 160), Total Fat 18 g (Saturated Fat 10 g, Cholesterol 45 mg; Sodium 470 mg; Total Carbohydrate 12 g (Dietary Fiber 3 g, Protein 12 g; Exchanges: 1 Fruit; 1 Fat

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