Cranberry Brie Pull-Apart Bread

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If you want a tasty holiday appetizer to keep your Thanksgiving guests happy before the big meal, look no further than this cranberry brie pull-apart bread. We’ve taken our classic cheesy garlic pull-apart bread and given it a festive twist with creamy brie, tangy cranberry sauce, and fragrant herbs. It’s not just a feast for the eyes—it’ll have everyone reaching for more slices of this delightful, cheesy bread.

Here are a couple of tips to make sure it turns out perfectly: We used canned cranberry sauce, but if you’ve got some homemade sauce lying around from your holiday feast, feel free to use that instead. When slicing the bread, cut down as far as you can without cutting through the bottom to make stuffing it easier.

Cranberry Brie Pull-Apart Bread

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Appetizer
Servings 6


  • 1 large round loaf of bread
  • 1/2 cup 1 stick melted butter
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
  • 2 teaspoons freshly chopped rosemary
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 8-oz. wheel of Brie cheese, thinly sliced
  • 1 15-oz. can whole-berry cranberry sauce


  • Preheat your oven to 350°F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Using a serrated knife, cut a crosshatch pattern into the loaf, slicing about an inch apart in both directions, but don’t cut all the way through the bottom.
  • In a small bowl, mix the melted butter with thyme, rosemary, salt, and pepper. Brush the butter mixture all over the bread, making sure to get it into the cuts.
  • Stuff each cut with slices of brie and spoonfuls of cranberry sauce. Then, wrap the entire bread in foil.
  • Bake until the cheese is melted and the bread is warm and golden, about 20 minutes.
  • Let it cool for 5 minutes, then slice and serve your delicious cranberry brie pull-apart bread to your hungry guests. Enjoy!

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