Brie with California Walnuts and Cranberries

  • Yield: 8 servings
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins


1 (12-ounce) whole cranberries, fresh or frozen
1cup granulated sugar
1/2cup freshly squeezed orange juice
1 cinnamon stick
1/2teaspoon salt
1/2teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1cup California walnuts, toasted and chopped
1cup brandy
1tablespoon finely minced orange zest
Brie and crackers or baguette, thinly sliced and toasted, for serving


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine the cranberries, sugar, orange juice, cinnamon stick, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil over high heat.  Reduce heat to medium and cook until the cranberries have burst and the sauce begins to thicken, about 15 minutes.  Remove the pan from the heat.  Stir in the walnuts, brandy and orange zest.
  2. Serve spoonfuls of the cranberry sauce on thin slices of brie atop crisp crackers, or thin slices of toasted baguette. Makes about 2 1/2 cups.

Recipe courtesy of Fiesta Market and Chef Sherri Thrower.


Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 338
  • Fat 10g
  • Saturated Fat 1g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 150mg
  • Potassium 147mg
  • Carbohydrate 45g
  • Fiber 3g
  • Protein 2g