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Red Wine Poached Cranberries & Baked Brie

The holidays will be here before you know it and that means party, after party, after party. If you are looking for a festive and delicious appetizer that is no fuss, try these Red Wine Poached Cranberries & Baked Brie. Super delicious, easy to make, and a real crowd pleaser.
|Written November 13, 2016
This recipe contains sponsored content by Numi Organic Tea

INGREDIENTS

  • 12 ounces cranberries
  • 2 cups Zinfandel (fruit forward, spicy)
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 bags Orange Spice by Numi
  • 1 pound Brie wheel
TOTAL TIME15minutes
PREP5minutes
COOK10minutes
1

This recipe begins with cranberries and Numi’s delicious organic Orange Spice tea. The tea is a combination of white tea, orange peel, schizandra berries and spices. I am using the tea in place of mulling spices. While I only used three teabags, you could easily double it for more flavor.

2

Add 2 cups of sugar to the 12 ounces of cranberries. You could get away with halving the sugar, if you prefer things less sweet. I do myself but I feel this is the best amount to balance the cranberries.

3

Add 2 cups of Zinfandel. I used 7 Deadly Zins because it is fruity and spicy. Whatever red you use, choose one that is on the fruit-forward side.

4

Heat the mixture over a medium heat. I even suggest using a smaller pot than the one I used. I wanted you to get a good look at the contents, but the more depth the more contact the tea will have with the wine.

5

Poach the berries until they just begin to pop and crack. Once this begins, remove them with a slotted spoon and set them aside, leaving the wine and teabags in the pot.

6

Reduce the wine sauce by half, making sure to not let the mixture boil, only lightly simmer.

7

Let the wine sauce fully cool then add the cranberries back, mix until all are coated. Let chill in the fridge for about 30 minutes.

8

Place the brie on a parchment-lined baking sheet and warm it in an oven that has been pre-heated to 350° F, for about 5 minutes. Watch it with the oven light on, making sure it doesn’t crack open.

9

Serve the warmed brie with a heaping scoop of the poached cranberries, and garnish with fresh rosemary and some powdered sugar if you wanna give it a holiday feel.

Enjoy!

I received compensation from Numi Organic Teas in exchange for this post. Although this post is sponsored, all opinions are my own.