Thursday, December 17, 2015

Cranberry Orange Chutney over Warm Baked Brie

When it comes to making  holiday appetizers, everyone needs just one very reliable  crowd pleaser.  Here is a pretty and easy appetizer that will be on your favorite list for every holiday get together. I mean, who wouldn't love warm cheese topped with a wonderful citrus flavored sweet cranberry sauce.  It's warm, sweet, savory and's the perfect holiday appetizer.

Cranberry Orange Chutney over Warm Baked Brie

1 (12 ounce bag) fresh cranberries
1 cup of water
1 cup of sugar
zest of 1 orange
dash of cinnamon
juice of one orange

Heat water in medium saucepan and add cranberries.  Add orange juice, sugar, cinnamon and orange zest and bring to boil over medium high heat. Cranberries will begin to pop open and sauce will begin to thicken as you stir.  Continue to stir for another 10-15 minutes on low as mixture thickens. 

Remove from heat and into a heat proof bowl.  Cover and refrigerate for an hour. It will become jelly-like as it cools.  Heat oven to 375 degrees.  Unwrap your wheel of brie and place it on a parchment lined baking sheet or oven proof pie plate. Bake the Brie for about 8-10 minutes until soft and warm. 

Spread the cranberry chutney over top and serve.  You can also add some chopped pecans or walnuts on top if desired.  Serve with crackers or warm bread rounds.

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