Photo: Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Cindy Barr
8 servings (serving size: about 1 ounce cheese mixture and 5 crackers)

Dip into the luscious melted cheese with trans fat–free 100 percent whole-grain or wheat crackers.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 2

Using a serrated knife, remove topmost rind from cheese; discard rind. Place cheese, cut side up, in a small ovenproof baking dish; sprinkle with cranberries and thyme. Top evenly with nuts. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes or until cheese is soft and warm. Serve immediately with crackers.

Ratings & Reviews


November 07, 2015
This recipe was excellent! I followed the recipe, but I used dried thyme instead of fresh and baked it for about 20 minutes. While I was preparing the main dish, my three guests devoured the whole thing in about 20 minutes. If you have more than four guests, I would make two brie rounds.

Wen1234567890's Review

August 25, 2013

sharird's Review

June 22, 2013
This was awesome! I made it for a book club and they devoured it!

daneanp's Review

April 14, 2013
This was a nice, easy and tasty appetizer. Next time I'd bake it a little longer take the rind off the sides too. I substituted pecans for the walnuts. Delicious with both chardonnay and pinot noir, so great for parties.

betsymrosen's Review

December 19, 2012

hannahmusic's Review

December 09, 2012
Didn't have thyme but it was still wonderful! So easy as well!

crysmys's Review

December 31, 2011
Quick, easy and delicious. Disappeared almost as soon as I put it out.

JessicaLuu's Review

September 20, 2011
This was good. Maybe too much thyme for a balance of flavors, but that's just really nitpicking. Easy

amandanorell's Review

April 27, 2010
This is the simplest and tastiest "go to dish". I bring it to all my holiday events and it is usually gone before dinner even starts! I do add a bit more cranberries and walnuts to the top- since that is what people usually go for! But overall the favors meld together beautifully and people can never get enough!

Emscot20's Review

January 08, 2010
What's not to love?! It's sooooo good. Always a favorite among company.