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close up of a piece of crostini topped with a slice of brie, cranberry sauce and orange zest

Cranberry Brie Crostini

This easy Cranberry and Brie Crostini is a killer appetizer, fantastic for your next party! It definitely screams fall.
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Author: Michelle Ferrand
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: christmas, easy, holiday, thanksgiving
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Makes: 16 servings



  • 1 baguette about 10 ounces
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon flake salt

Cranberry Sauce

  • 12 ounces fresh cranberries
  • ½ cup tightly packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • cup orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest
  • 1 teastpoon finely chopped rosemary
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper


  • 12 ounces brie cheese
  • Optional: extra orange zest and rosemary


To Make Crostini

  • Prheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Thinly slice the baguette about ¼-inch thick. You'll need at least 48 slices.
  • Evenly place sliced bread on two baking sheets and lightly brush both sides with olive oil. 
  • Bake until golden, about 20 minutes.
  • Season with salt and pepper and allow to cool before topping.

To Assemble

  • Increase oven temp to 400 degrees.
  • Mix cranberry sauce ingredients together in a medium bowl and trasfer to a 9x13 baking dish.
  • Bake until the berries burst, about 20 minutes.
  • Allow to cool completely, and chill until ready to serve.
  • Slice brie into 48 slices and place on the crostini. Evenly divide cranberry sauce among brie topped crostini.
  • Top with  a little extra orange zest and rosemary and serve!
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To make the brie easier to slice, pop it into the fridge for 15 minutes or so.
1 serving = 3 pieces