If you’re looking for cheesy pull apart bread ideas for a holiday party, you’re in the right place! This cranberry brie pull apart bread is full of classic holiday flavors with a delicious new twist! Brie recipes are the perfect holiday appetizers!
Cranberry brie appetizer
Can you believe it’s almost time to start planning your Thanksgiving menu? There are so many classic flavors to include in your meal, but sometimes you want to serve something a little bit different. Whether you’re hosting your Thanksgiving gathering this year or just need a great dish to bring to your friendsgiving party, I guarantee this delicious cranberry brie pull apart bread will be a huge hit!
This yummy brie cheese appetizer is perfect for Thanksgiving because it combines classic holiday flavors – cranberries and pecans – with a delicious new twist! The soft and gooey melted brie in this delicious dish perfectly complements the tart cranberries and crunchy pecans, making it a Thanksgiving appetizer that’s sure to please everyone at your Thanksgiving dinner table.
Other appetizers you will love:
- Bacon wrapped asparagus
- Baked Parmesan potato stacks
- Stuffed mini peppers with cheese, garlic & herbs
- Fried cheesy pickle rolls
- Eggplant dip with onion
- Spicy fried cheese balls
What is Pull Apart Bread?
If you’ve never heard of pull apart bread before, you’re missing out on a delicious treat! Pull apart bread is a distinctive way of cutting bread that allows it to be pulled apart into bite-sized servings. The best way to make pull apart bread is to score the bread before baking, making it easier to eat with your hands. Pull apart bread can be savory or sweet, so it can be made as an appetizer or a dessert. Sweet pull-apart breads are often called monkey bread.
What Type of Bread Should I Use for my brie pull apart bread?
I love using a large round loaf of sourdough bread for my savory cranberry brie pull apart bread. The big loaf is perfect for a large group and the thickness and density of the sourdough makes it great for scoring into smaller, bite-sized pieces. But there are a variety of other wonderful options when choosing a bread for brie and cranberry pull apart bread. For example, French and Italian loaves also make great pull-apart bread and work well for this simple recipe.
Cranberry brie pull apart bread Tips and Tricks
One of my favorite things about this recipe is that it’s so easy to make! You can even make it ahead of time and bake it right before the party starts. If you plan to make this cranberry brie pull apart bread ahead of time, prepare the bread by scoring it and adding the diced brie, then cover the loaf and place it in the refrigerator up to four hours before you plan to bake it. When you’re ready to bake, remove the cover and place it in the oven. Then add five minutes to your bake time to give the bread time to warm up before it bakes.
One of the biggest mistakes people make when making pull apart bread is cutting the bread too deeply. As you score the bread, be sure not to cut all the way through the bottom crust or the bread will fall apart as it bakes. Instead, carefully cut the bread just to the bottom crust, making easy for your guests to pull pieces of bread off the loaf without cutting through the bread entirely.
Cranberry Brie Pull Apart Bread
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
For my pull apart bread I like to use round sourdough loaf, butter, wheel of brie, dried cranberries and chopped pecans.
I preheated the oven to 350 degrees and placed the sourdough loaf on lined baking sheet. Then I sliced the bread horizontally and vertically to create one-inch cubes, being careful not to slice completely through the bread.
Brushing the top of the bread with melted butter is the next step, followed by placing the cubes of brie inside the bread between each slice.
After placing the bread in the preheated oven, I baked it for 10 minutes. Then I removed it from oven and topped with cranberries and pecans.
The bread goes back in the oven to bake some more and is removed when the cheese is melted and bread is golden brown. Serving this appetizer immediately is a must!
Cranberry brie pull apart bread
- 1 round sourdough loaf
- 2 tablespoons butter melted
- 1 wheel of brie 16 ounce cubed
- 1 cup dried cranberries
- ⅓ cup chopped pecans
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Place the sourdough loaf on lined baking sheet. Slice the bread horizontally and vertically to create one-inch cubes, being careful not to slice completely through the bread.
- Brush the top of the bread with melted butter.
- Place the cubes of brie inside the bread between each slice.
- Place the bread in the preheated oven and bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and top with cranberries and pecans.
- Place the bread back in the oven and bake for five to 10 more minutes. Remove when cheese is melted and bread is golden brown.
- Serve immediately.