Boozy Cranberry and Basil Baked Brie

Deliciously gooey cheese.

Baking a brie is something that I did a couple of years ago for a festive blog post, but then I completely forgot about how well it turned out. So this year I decided to experiment with different flavours and some booze too 🙂

I had a packet of dried cranberries in the pantry so I soaked a big handful in a little bit of rosé wine then baked the brie with the soaked fruit on top. Once the cheese was warm, I took it out of the oven and threw some chopped basil on top.

OMG. So good!

If you don’t have any rosĂ© wine then you could use white wine or even port instead.

Ingredients – serves 4:

  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup rosĂ© wine
  • 200g/7 oz brie
  • finely chopped basil, to serve
  • crackers or crusty bread, to serve

Method:

  • Put the dried cranberries in a small bowl with the wine and leave to soak for an hour. Once soaked, drain off any excess wine.
  • Heat your oven to 180C/160C fan forced/350F.
  • Place the brie on a large piece of baking paper, then top with the soaked cranberries.
  • Fold the baking paper over to wrap the brie, then loosely wrap the parcel in a piece of aluminium foil.
  • Place on a baking tray and bake for 15 minutes.
  • Remove the brie from the foil and baking paper and place on your serving plate.
  • Scatter over the chopped basil and serve immediately with either crackers or pieces of crusty bread.
  • Enjoy!

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