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Baked Camembert with Cranberry Sauce

by Adrianne

Baked Camembert with Cranberry Sauce toasted walnuts and dried cranberries will get the party started! This fuss free camembert and cranberry fruit and cheese pairing has insanely delicious taste and texture! 

Baked Camembert with Cranberry Sauce and toasted walnuts on a cheese platter

Recipes like our Cranberry Brie and Baked Brie with Garlic suit both cheese lovers and baked cheese novices alike!

There is something dreamy and romantic about taking a wheel of premium cheese baking it till just melted and adorning it with toppings galore! 

Baked Camembert is perfect on weekends, evenings with wine and friends, parties and the holiday season!

Serve them on our Grazing Platter Board alongside some Olive Tapenade and watch them fly off the plate! 

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Our Baked Camembert is rich in flavour and is a great contrasting dippy snacky chippy recipe to the Spinach Cob Loaf or Cream Cheese Jalapeno Poppers!


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What is Camembert cheese good with?

Camembert Cheese is good with a wide variety of sweet and savory ingredients. You can tart it up with complex flavours or keep it simple with basic additions.  

Baked Camembert Cheese is great for entertaining, serving with crostini, alongside your favourite crackers or chips. 

Dried fruits are a fun and easy way to serve the cheese as they offer a different taste and texture! 

Do you cook Camembert in the packaging?

A number of wheels of camembert will be sold in a small wooden box. This allows you to remove any plastic or paper packaging before placing the cheese back in the box and cooking it as is. 

If your cheese does not come in the box (like mine used for this recipe), you can simply place it on a lined baking tray in the oven. 

How do you serve Camembert Cheese?

Once your cheese is cooked, you can serve it with a number of complimentary ingredients. 

You might like to try these ideas: 

  • with crackers
  • or pita chips
  • on a grazing platter
  • on a cheese board
  • with crostini
  • alongside fresh fruit
  • with a glass of wine
  • alongside olive tapenade

If crackers are not up your alley, then our Easy Crostini works perfectly to spread with the baked camembert.

Baked Camembert with Cranberry Sauce ingredients

The photo below shows you exactly what we need for this recipe. They are all simple ingredients and can be found at your local store:

Baked Camembert Cranberry sauce ingredients with text overlay

As you can see, we have:

  • camembert cheese
  • dried cranberries
  • chopped walnuts
  • dried cranberries

The cranberry sauce will be sold in a jar and looks like jam. Once we heat the sauce, it melts and thins out into a sweet sticky sauce! 

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Baked Camembert Cranberry Sauce method 

The photos below show you the steps we take to make this recipe, is very quick to bring this together:

Baked Camembert method 1 to 4 with text overlay

  1. Toast the walnuts (Photo 1)
  2. Place the cheese on a lined baking tray (Photo 2)
  3. Use a pairing knife to score the rind in each direction (Photo 3)
  4. Add cranberry sauce to a heatproof jug and melt in the microwave (Photo 4)

The rind only needs to be scored (cut) gently to allow the cheese to open up making it easier for serving! 

To finish off the steps, we simply top the baked camembert with the hot cranberry sauce, the toasted walnuts and dried cranberries! 

This recipe is SO easy. It will take 15 – 20 mins and be ready for the party! 

Camembert and cranberry quick info:

About the recipe:

  • we only need 4 ingredients for this recipe! 
  • we use 1 wheel of camembert cheese (with or without box)
  • you can buy whole walnuts and chop with kitchen scissors or buy chopped walnuts
  • the cranberry sauce will melt into a thick sweet sticky liquid

FAQs about baked camembert 

  1. it is best to make and serve this recipe at the same time (ie not reheat)
  2. the dried cranberries are used as is for garnish
  3. you can prep the ingredients and have in the fridge ready for guests 
  4. Serving suggestions are crackers, chips or crostini

This recipe will also work being served with Homemade Pita Chips!

Your quick questions answered:

  1. This recipe takes less than 15 mins
  2. the cheese is served hot 
  3. the cranberry sauce only needs 2-3 mins to melt and heat though
  4. This  recipe is VEGETARIAN
  5. This is an EASY recipe

Expert tips:

Try these tips to master this dish

  • ensure your knife is sharp and you only cut lightly into the cheese
  • the walnuts will toast very quickly, keep an eye on them so they don’t burn
  • prep everything and have it ready when the guests arrive
  • have a cheese knife on the platter so that it is easy to cut and scoop the cheese onto the crackers

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Get the party started with these entertaining ideas:

  1. Chicken Liver Pate
  2. Coconut Prawns (with 2 different dipping sauces)
  3. Grazing Platter (to feed a crowd)
  4. Labneh Dip
  5. Baked Chicken Meatballs (with homemade satay sauce)
  6. Mini Quiches (12 different ways)
  7. Baked Brie with garlic

Baked Camembert on a cheese plate with crackerss

Crackers are an easy serving option. If you get the thicker style they won’t break off in the cheese! 

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Melted baked camembert on a cheese board with nuts and cranberry sauce

Toasting the walnuts gets them that extra crunch and texture factor! They smell and taste AMAZing!!! 

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Baked Camembert topped with cranberry sauce and chopped walnuts

Baked Camembert with Cranberry Sauce

Baked Camembert with Cranberry Sauce toasted walnuts and dried cranberries is an easy appetizer to get the party started! This fuss free Camembert and cranberry fruit and cheese pairing has insanely delicious taste and texture! 
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Australian, International
Keyword: baked camembert, baked camembert with cranberry sauce
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 123kcal
Author: Adrianne


  • Flat Baking Tray
  • Cheese knife
  • Serving platter
  • Heatproof jug


Baked Camembert with Cranberry Sauce

  • 1 wheel camembert cheese Note 1
  • 1/3 cup cranberry sauce
  • 1/3 cup walnuts roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries


Baked Camembert with Cranberry Sauce

  • Preheat your oven to 180°C / 350-375°F / Gas Mark 4-5
  • Use a pairing knife to gently score the rind of the cheese in both directions (diagonally)
  • Place cheese on a lined flat baking tray and bake for 10 mins⠀⠀⠀
  • Whilst cheese is baking, toast chopped walnuts in a pan on the stove⠀
  • Add cranberry sauce to heat proof jug and microwave for 2-3 mins till sauce is melted
  • Use oven mits to remove baking tray from oven and use a flat utensil to gently slide baked camembert onto serving platter
  • Remove cranberry sauce from microwave and gently spoon over baked camembert
  • Top cranberry sauce with toasted walnuts and dried cranberries



  • Note 1 You will find Camembert in the fridge section with the other cheeses or in the deli cheese with the more fancy specialised cheese. You need 1 x standard 'wheel; (round block) of cheese. 


Calories: 123kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 43mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg
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How do you love your cheese my friend?

Baked, melted, sprinkled, stringy, moldy, creamy, mild or blue?

Sweet and sticky – check, crunchy toasted nuts – check, melted ooey gooey insanely cheesy cheese – yup!!

Let me know if you have any questions, I would love to hear your feedback in the comments below. 

Adrianne xx


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veenaazmanov November 22, 2020 - 3:10 am

5 stars
Nutty, Tangy and cheesy.. I love all the combination and textures too. Delicious

Adrianne November 22, 2020 - 8:43 am

Thanks Veena!! It is great to get your feedback.

Ipsa November 22, 2020 - 6:53 am

5 stars
I love everything about this cheesy appetizer with cranberry sauce. Honestly bookmarked your recipe for my next holiday get-together.

Adrianne November 22, 2020 - 8:46 am

Awww thanks!! That is lovely to hear. I hope you enjoy it. We need all the fun and festive foods we can have to see out 2020 on a good note!!

Dannii November 22, 2020 - 7:47 am

5 stars
This is a must make at Christmas. Camembert and cranberry just go so well together.

Adrianne November 22, 2020 - 8:49 am

Thanks Dannii!! They do, don’t they! Like a match made in heaven, cheers!!

Alice | SkinnySpatula November 22, 2020 - 9:34 am

5 stars
This has Christmas written all over it! Love the camembert and walnut combination.

Chris Collins November 22, 2020 - 12:11 pm

5 stars
I love baked camembert so much! I bet eh cranberries and walnuts go amazingly with the creaminess of the camembert 🙂


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