16 ounce round brie
Cranberry sauce (recipe below)
Orange zest (optional)
Unwrap your cheese and cut the top rind off with a serrated knife. Place the cheese on a flat, oven-safe, surface. (I used the bottom of a spring form pan.)
Bake at 350 for 10 minutes.
Remove from oven and top with 1/2-3/4 cup cranberry sauce. Then add chopped walnuts, orange zest, and cinnamon (all optional, depending on your taste). Place back in the oven for another 5 minutes.
We served this with a smoked cheddar, Gruyere, and goat cheese.
While you can certainly use the cranberry sauce from a can for this, homemade cranberry sauce is even better (and really easy). All you need is:
12 ounce bag fresh cranberries
1 cup sugar
1 cup fresh squeezed OJ (2-3 oranges)
Put cranberries in pot and pour in sugar and OJ.
Cook on medium-low heat. After a few minutes you'll start to hear the cranberries start to pop open!
Make sure to stir frequently as it's cooking so it doesn't stick. Cook for another 8-10 minutes, as it starts to gel.
Then remove from heat. Refrigerate (so it'll congeal) or serve warm.