Brie with Cranberry Chutney

A sweet-sour fruit-and-spice mixture crowns creamy French cheese.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 45 min
  • Servings 10

Ingredients

1
cup fresh or dried cranberries
2/3
cup sugar
1/3
cup cider vinegar
2
tablespoons water
2
teaspoons finely chopped gingerroot
1/4
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8
teaspoon ground cloves
Vegetable oil
1
round Brie cheese (8 ounces)
Slivered almonds, toasted, if desired
Crackers, if desired

  • 1 Mix cranberries, sugar, vinegar, water, gingerroot, cinnamon and cloves in 1-quart saucepan. Heat to boiling; reduce heat to low. Cook uncovered about 20 minutes, stirring frequently, until thickened. Cool slightly. (Chutney will thicken as it stands.)
  • 2 Heat oven to 350ºF. Lightly brush ovenproof plate with vegetable oil. Place unpeeled cheese on center of plate. Bake uncovered 8 to 10 minutes or until cheese is soft and partially melted.
  • 3 Spoon half of the chutney over cheese. Sprinkle with almonds. Serve with crackers. Spoon remaining chutney onto cheese as needed, or save for future use.

Expert Tips

To save time, purchase prepared chutney in the gourmet section of your supermarket.

Spoon the cranberry chutney over a block of cream cheese and serve with crackers for another delicious and easy appetizer idea.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
135
(
Calories from Fat
55 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6 g
6 %
(Saturated Fat
3 g,
3 %
),
Cholesterol
15 mg
15 %;
Sodium
190 mg
190 %;
Total Carbohydrate
15 g
15 %
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
),
Protein
5 g
5 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Calcium
8%;
Exchanges:
1 Fruit;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.