Cranberry Brie Loaf | Family Approved

This sourdough recipe is a fantastic, super-easy appetizer or side dish. I threw it together in less than five minutes, and baked goodness emerged from the oven. The family raved and asked for the recipe, so I’m sharing it with you. It will fill the requirement if you need help deciding what to take to a holiday potluck or what appetizers to put out at your get-together.

Cranberry Brie Loaf

This is a simple, delicious appetizer for any of your holiday evnets.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Keyword: best potluck sidedish, cranberry recipe idea


  • 1 Baking tray
  • Parchment paper


  • 1 Loaf Sourdough bread whole, not sliced
  • 16 oz Brie with the rind removed
  • 1/2 Cup Cranberry sauce homemade or canned, but not jelly
  • 1/4 Cup Dried cranberries
  • 1/4 Cup Chopped pecans
  • 8 tbsp Butter
  • 1 tsp Thyme (optional)


  • Preheat the oven to 350°(F)
  • Cut the top of the bread loaf off to form a bowl. Cut 1-inch slices along the perimeter of the bread and the top, taking care to not cut all the way through. Place the bread on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  • Add the brie to the bread bowl. Spoon the cranberry sauce on top of the cheese, spreading around. Sprinkle the dried cranberries and chopped pecans on of the sauce. Melt the butter and drizzle it over the loaf top and the filled loaf, making sure to coat all around.
  • Bake at 350° (F) for 25 minutes.
  • Let the loaf cool slightly before serving. Tear off chunks of bread and use a spoon to ensure each slice has a bit of toppings. — Enjoy


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