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Easy and delicious Brie and Cranberry Pull Apart Bread. The ideal festive Christmas loaf to make for a party.
I have to be honest, there’s not many occasions where I couldn’t find a reason to celebrate with carbs and cheese. But really, baked brie RIGHT? Add in cranberry sauce and it’s basically a festive feast on a loaf.
Waitrose asked me to share some Christmas recipes this week (No Bake Baileys Cheesecake anyone?). They wanted to know about food that inspires me to celebrate the festive season with loved ones and friends (more on that in a moment).
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I’ve always been a feeder, showing my love with elaborate meals, but it’s dawned on me recently that sometimes simple food and great company is all that’s needed (oh and molten cheese of course). So, I present you with my Brie and Cranberry Pull Apart Bread. Simple, delicious and made for sharing.
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Watch how to make the Brie and Cranberry Pull Apart Bread recipe (45 SECOND VIDEO):
Tips for making the Brie and Cranberry Pull Apart Bread recipe:
- Be sure to use a dense sourdough loaf for this recipe (available from Waitrose of course!) You need the texture to hold up the gooey cheese without going soggy.
- Squish in as much brie as possible. There can never be enough melted cheese. FACT.
- Be generous with the sea salt, it really sets off the sweetness of the the cranberry.
- Some springs of thyme on top look pretty but not essential.
- Serve immediately with a spoon and bread knife on the side to help people pull out a piece.
- One final tip, don’t forget to sign up to our newsletter to find out when we post new recipes!
How to make the Brie and Cranberry Pull Apart Bread recipe:
Brie and Cranberry Pull Apart Bread
Easy and delicious Brie and Cranberry Pull Apart Bread. The ideal festive Christmas loaf to make for a party or for Thanksgiving.
- 1 Large Sourdough Loaf
- 150 g essential Waitrose Cranberry Sauce
- 230 g Waitrose Brie cut into chunks
- Drizzle Olive Oil
- Sprinkle of Sea Salt
- 50 g Walnut Pieces
- Sprigs of thyme if you have some
- Preheat the oven to 180C.
- Cut the loaf in diagonal criss crosses, stoping before you reach the bottom of the loaf, so it remains attached together.
- Using a table knife, spread cranberry sauce into each of the slots you sliced.
- Press chunks of brie into each of the slots.
- Pop onto a baking tray and drizzle with olive oil, add a generous sprinkle of sea salt and the walnut pieces. Top with thyme if using.
- Pop into the oven for 10 - 15 minutes until the cheese is melted and golden.
- Serve immediately.
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