Cranberry-Jalapeño Baked Brie Dip Recipe

Tart cranberries and a touch of heat make an ordinary baked Brie exciting.

Morgan Eisenberg

Why It Works

  • Chopping the cranberries and jalapeño in a food processor ensures that their flavors are well distributed and the pieces are easy to scoop.
  • Brown sugar tames the tartness of the cranberries and the spice of the jalapeño.
  • Baking the Brie creates an easy dip without a ton of effort.

Gooey melted Brie is a hit on its own, but when combined with a sweet, tart, and slightly spicy topping of minced cranberries and a bit of jalapeño, it becomes an instant party favorite. This is an incredibly simple last-minute appetizer that requires just a little time, but will earn you a lot of praise.

Recipe Facts

Active: 10 mins
Total: 35 mins
Serves: 6 to 8 servings

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  • 6 ounces (170g) fresh cranberries

  • 2 scallions, green parts only, chopped

  • 1/3 cup (65g) lightly packed brown sugar

  • 1 jalapeño pepper, stemmed, seeded, and diced (or enough jalapeño pepper to taste)

  • Kosher salt

  • One 8-ounce (225g) wheel Brie cheese

  • Chopped cilantro leaves and tender stems, for garnish

  • Crusty bread or crackers, for serving


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).

  2. Pulse cranberries in a food processor or blender until well chopped. Add scallions, brown sugar, and half of jalapeño and continue to pulse until finely minced. Season with salt. Add more jalapeño to taste, if desired, and pulse again until well combined.

  3. Slice the top of the rind off the Brie and place Brie in a small baking dish, such as a pie dish or gratin dish. Top Brie generously with cranberry-jalapeño mixture. Use remaining mixture to fill space surrounding Brie in the baking dish.

  4. Bake until Brie is melted, 20 to 25 minutes. Sprinkle with chopped cilantro and serve warm with crusty bread or crackers for dipping.

Special Equipment

Food processor or blender, pie plate

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
137 Calories
8g Fat
11g Carbs
6g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6 to 8
Amount per serving
Calories 137
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 28mg 9%
Sodium 220mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 6mg 29%
Calcium 64mg 5%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 90mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)