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Baked Brie with Jam in puff pastry (Brie en croute) is an easy appetizer recipe with brie cheese, orange marmalade and dried cranberries wrapped in puff pastry dough and baked until the pastry is golden and flaky and the cheese is melted. Perfect for the holiday season!

baked brie en croute puff pastry on bread board with fruit and crackers

We have been making this baked brie recipe with jam on Thanksgiving and Christmas for a few years now. Known as Brie en Croûte, or baked Brie in puff pastry, this Brie recipe looks fancy, but it’s very easy to make!

Puff pastry comes in a box, and all you have to do is thaw it. You can roll it out slightly, wrap the brie in pastry and bake!

Brie is a soft, mellow, buttery cheese. So, I like to add extra flavor by topping the Brie with orange marmalade and dried cranberries.

Easy baked Brie is the perfect appetizer for the holidays or whenever you want to impress your guests!

Cranberry orange meatballs, Instant Pot grape jelly meatballs and hot cheesy spinach dip are other easy holiday appetizers you may like.

puff pastry, brie, cranberries and jam on the table


You only need a few ingredients for this cranberry baked Brie recipe. You should be able to find them in your local grocery store:

  • Wheel of Brie cheese
  • Puff pastry — look for it in the freezer aisle
  • Jam — I use orange marmalade
  • Dried cranberries
  • Egg — for the egg wash

You will also need a rolling pin, baking sheet and parchment paper or foil

How to Make Baked Brie with Jam in Puff Pastry

The first thing you will need to do is set out your puff pastry to thaw. Follow the directions on the box.

Next, preheat the oven to 400 degrees f. Then, line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Gently roll the puff pastry sheet so that it’s even. You don’t have to roll it much. In fact, if you forget this step, just pat it carefully with your fingers until it’s soft and malleable.

brie wheel on puff pastry topped with orange marmalade and dried cranberries

Next, take the Brie out of it’s wrapping. You do not have to let it come to room temperature.

Can you eat the rind on Brie? Yes, you can! The brie rind is safe to eat, and becomes soft when baked — you won’t even know it’s there!

Place the Brie on the center of the sheet of puff pastry. Then, spread the marmalade over the top of the wheel of brie, and place dried cranberries on top of the jam.

Now, you can either fold up the edges of the puff pastry. Or, you can quickly flip the cheese over so that the jam side is touching the pastry.

I’ve made this brie appetizer both ways, and both are fine. The only difference is whether you want a smooth top or the folded layers of pastry on top.

fold puff pastry over brie wheel

This time, I chose to have the folded edges of puff pastry on the bottom. So, I flipped the cheese over.

Press the edges of the puff pastry together so that they form a loose seal.

Now, turn the puff pastry wrapped Brie over again, and place on the prepared baking sheet.

Use a pastry brush or silicone brush to apply the egg wash over the pastry. This is optional, but it adds color and shine to your dough.

brush egg wash on puff pastry

Baking Time

Place the baking sheet into the preheated oven. Bake the Brie for 25 to 30 minutes.

The puff pastry should be flaky, firm and golden when done. If it’s still soft, it needs more baking time.

Every oven is different, so the pastry may take a little more time to bake. In my oven, 25 minutes is perfect!

Remove the baked Brie from the oven, and allow to rest for about 15 minutes or so before serving. If you slice the cheese too soon, it will gush out of the pastry shell like molten lava!

cranberry baked brie with orange marmalade and crackers

What to Serve with Brie en Croûte

For a truly stunning presentation, place the warm Brie on a serving platter or standard bread board.

Serve baked Brie with your favorite crackers, pita chips, red grapes and baguette slices. Sliced apples pair well with creamy Brie cheese!

Use a sharp knife to cut into the puff pastry. Then, remove a small wedge of Brie. The melty cheese will flow gently onto the bread board, taking a few cranberries with it.

Now, you’re ready to serve this cheesy party appetizer!

baked brie in puff pastry cut open with melted cheese and cranberries on crackers


The easiest way to customize your brie is by using different flavors of jam. Our favorite jam is orange marmalade — especially for the holidays. I love the hint of orange zest!

But raspberry jam, raspberry preserves, apricot jam, strawberry jam and strawberry jalapeno jam, and fig jam also work wonderfully and are perfect any time of the year.

Top the brie roll with whatever dried or fresh fruit you like, such as dried figs, fresh raspberries, or orange slices.

Sprinkle different nuts, maple syrup, or a drizzle of honey on top of the cheese.

If you don’t want the puff pastry, bake your brie in a small oven-safe dish, preferably a baking dish which is round. If you can’t find puff pastry, you can substitute crescent roll dough.

How to Store

When your guests are done tearing into this cheesy party appetizer, make sure that the brie is at room temperature or cooler before storing it in an airtight container.

The cranberry baked brie will keep for 3 to 4 days covered and in the refrigerator.

To reheat Brie in puff pastry, microwave on low power or bake in the oven.

5 from 8 votes

Baked Brie with Jam

By: Dee
Baked Brie with Jam in puff pastry (Brie en croute) is an easy appetizer recipe with brie cheese, orange marmalade and dried cranberries wrapped in puff pastry dough and baked until the pastry is golden and flaky and the cheese is melted. Perfect for the holiday season!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
resting time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 15


  • 8 ounce wheel of Brie
  • 1 sheet puff pastry
  • ¼ cup orange marmalade
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries
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  • Thaw the puff pastry according to package directions
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  • Place the thawed puff pastry sheet on a flat surface and roll gently with rolling pin until even and soft
  • Place the wheel of Brie on the center of puff pastry
  • Spread orange marmalade over the top of the Brie, and top with dried cranberries
  • Quickly flip Brie over so that marmalade side is touching the pastry. Gently fold the edges of puff pastry over the wheel of Brie, and press together to seal
  • Flip the Brie over and place on prepared baking sheet so that smooth side is on top
  • Crack an egg into a small bowl, and whisk with fork. Use pastry brush or silicone brush to apply egg wash over pastry
  • Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until pastry is golden and flaky
  • Remove from oven and allow to rest for 15 minutes or so before serving


You can roll the pastry out thinner and trim excess pastry if you want. You can use mini cookie cutters and cut out shapes from excess pastry and use to decorate the dough before baking.
You can also have the folded edges of pastry on top of the Brie if desired — don’t flip it over when preparing.
Use your favorite flavor of jam here. Apricot or raspberry are good here.


Calories: 160kcal, Carbohydrates: 13g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 15mg, Sodium: 139mg, Potassium: 36mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 93IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 32mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: French
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I hope you enjoy this elegant appetizer. It is sure to one-up your average cheese plates, and it’s one of the easiest appetizers you can make!

For this baked Brie recipe cranberry orange is the perfect flavor. But, be sure to try other flavors throughout the year!

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  1. Meredith Yacavone says:

    This is an easy and delicious recipe. Do you think I can prepare the pastry with Brie and jam several hours before baking?5 stars

    1. Dee says:

      I haven’t tried this, but I’m pretty sure you can.

  2. Madyson says:

    One of my favorite holiday appetizers!! This was a big hit at Thanksgiving!5 stars

    1. Dee says:

      I’m so glad you liked the Brie! Thank you !

  3. Catalina says:

    Wow! Made this for Thanksgiving and this is exactly what I need for my Christmas appetizer. Love it so much! It’s easy and fancy!5 stars

  4. Erika says:

    I needed to try this immediately, before Thanksgiving to test it out. It was so good!5 stars

  5. Edna says:

    Wow! Super simple when you don’t have to make the dough! Love this one!5 stars

  6. Amanda Livesay says:

    This is the best party appetizer! It’s so delicious and so easy!5 stars

    1. Dee says:

      Thank you so much, Amanda!

  7. Dorothy Reinhold says:

    What a beautiful and classy appetizer for any holiday party! Soooo good too! d

  8. Juliane says:

    This is SO good!5 stars

  9. Beth says:

    Oh, wow! That looks so decadent and delicious. I’m going to make this for Thanksgiving.5 stars