Brie with Caramelized Onions, Pistachio and Cranberry

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.

Prep Time



Total Time




8 to 10


tablespoons butter or stick margarine*
medium onion, cut into fourths and thinly sliced
cup dried cranberries
tablespoon packed brown sugar
tablespoon balsamic vinegar
Vegetable oil
round (15 ounces) Brie cheese
cup coarsely chopped pistachio nuts, slivered almonds or walnuts
Crackers, if desired
  1. 1. Heat oven to 350ยบ.
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. Spoon onion topping over cheese. Sprinkle with nuts. Serve with crackers.
Makes 8 to 10 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
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.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 245
    • (Calories from Fat 160),
  • Total Fat 18g
    • (Saturated Fat 10g,),
  • Cholesterol 45mg;
  • Sodium 470mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 12g
    • (Dietary Fiber 3g,
  • Protein 12g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 1 Fruit;
    • 1 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.