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Chipotle Cranberry Baked Brie

December 6, 2023

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My version of a holiday baked brie with a kick! Chipotle Cranberry Baked Brie

Cranberry Baked Brie - The Seasonal Junkie

Okay obviously I’m not recreating the cheese wheel with this Chipotle Cranberry Baked Brie. Yes, I did just do that, I’m cheesy. Oh gosh, I need to stop. Someone stop me. But, what I will say is- this recipe is a holiday classic mixed with a southwestern kick. Which just might be my favorite type of recipe, for me it screams nostalgia.

Baked Brie vs Pastry Baked Brie

Now I’m not going to turn my nose up on any type of warm gooey cheese. And yes, I have made a baked brie by just simply slapping a brie wheel in the oven and it’s great. But what makes this Chipotle Cranberry Brie extra special is, it is wrapped in puff pastry, painted with egg wash, and baked. I mean really, you could eat it as is. The golden buttery puff pastry is the perfect carb to be paired with the creamy brie and tart cranberry. I went ahead and served with crackers, just because a girl loves some texture.

Now you’ll notice I served this recipe straight in my cast iron. Guys, it’s genius. You bake it in the cast iron and load it up with your favorite pairings, and serve it straight from your cast iron. It looks gorgeous and tastes even more gorgeous. You can buy my cast iron skillet by clicking the photo below from Amazon.

Anyways you need to make this chipotle cranberry baked brie for your next holiday gathering. It’s sure to knock everyone’s socks off!

Chipotle Cranberry Baked Brie

Holiday appetizers, Baked Brie, Cheese Holiday
By Brooke Brice Serves: 6-10
Prep Time: 20 minutes Cooking Time: 35 minutes Total Time: 55 minutes

Up your holiday game with this Chipotle Cranberry Baked Brie. Has all the holiday flavors and sure to be a huge hit.


  • 16 oz Brie Wheel
  • 16 oz Fresh or Frozen Cranberries
  • 7 oz can Chipotle in Adobo Sauce Option to add chopped peppers if you would like it hot
  • 1 Orange, zested and juice
  • 1 Lime, juice
  • 3/4 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin
  • 3/4 tbsp Salt
  • 1 Puff Pastry Sheet, thawed
  • Egg wash:
  • 1 yolk
  • Splash of milk
  • Optional: Serve with crackers, prosciutto and bread if you want



Preheat oven to 350 degrees


In a bowl whisk egg yolk and milk. Set aside


In a pot add cranberries, chipotle liquid and optional chilis if you like it hot, orange juice, orange zest, lime juice, brown sugar, cinnamon, cumin, and salt. Heat in pot of medium while stirring until sugar dissolves and liquid starts to boil. Cranberries will begin to pop after about five minutes, simmer for an additional 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Roll out puff pastry into cast iron skillet. add a spoonful of cranberries. Add brie wheel on top. Top with additional cranberries.


Wrap edges of brie in to create a brie packet. Bush puff pastry with egg wash.


Bake in oven for 25 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with any additional pairings.

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