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 15 min
  • Total Time 40 min
  • Servings 10

Ingredients

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
round (15 ounces) Brie cheese
1/4
cup coarsely chopped pistachio nuts, slivered almonds or walnuts
Crackers, if desired

  • 1 1. Heat oven to 350º.
  • 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.

Expert Tips

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

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
245
(
Calories from Fat
160),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
18g
18%
(Saturated Fat
10g,
10%
),
Cholesterol
45mg
45%;
Sodium
470mg
470%;
Total Carbohydrate
12g
12%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
),
Protein
12g
12%
;
% Daily Value*:
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1 Fruit; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.