Warm baked brie with cranberry sauce, pistachios, orange zest, and Truvia Nectar. Serve with toasted bread or crackers for a festive cranberry appetizer!

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Cranberry and Pistachio Baked Brie! Warm baked brie with cranberry sauce, pistachios, orange zest, and Truvia Nectar. Serve with toasted bread or crackers for a festive cranberry appetizer! #UseNectar @Truvia #sponsored | HomemadeHooplah.com

About Cranberry and Pistachio Baked Brie

A couple of weeks ago I sent out a survey to my awesomely stupendous email subscribers to see what holiday flavors they’d like to see in holiday recipes.

I included all the usual suspects, like pumpkin, eggnog, and cinnamon. I didn’t include fan-favorites like chocolate or vanilla (since those are always holiday staples in my mind) but I did cover all the greatest hits that usually only become popular during the fall and winter seasons.

And do you know what the breakout front runner flavor of this survey was?

Cranberry.

I have to say I was a little surprised at this result, but I’m also totally on board. I already have a few cranberry recipes in the works, but I figured I’d kick things off proper with this cranberry appetizer.

It’s my favorite thing in the world right now.

Another big perk of this recipe is that it takes advantage of Truvia® Nectar. We all know that the holiday season is ripe with delicious sweets, but if you’re anything like me, those sweets are also the reason why so many of us make “new you” resolutions in January. As much as I love all that glorious, tasty food, it can come at a high price.

So if you’re looking to “take the edge off” your holiday indulgences, Truvia Nectar makes for an easy and low-calorie substitute (it’s made with stevia and honey, with 50% fewer calories than sugar) for any recipe or treat that uses sugar, honey, or agave. Truvia Nectar is also twice as sweet as honey, so you only need to use half as much.

Cranberry and Pistachio Baked Brie! Warm baked brie with cranberry sauce, pistachios, orange zest, and Truvia Nectar. Serve with toasted bread or crackers for a festive cranberry appetizer! #UseNectar @Truvia #sponsored | HomemadeHooplah.com

Note: Truvia Nectar is just starting to appear in stores at the time of this post. It’s currently available in both a 3.52oz bottle (pictured) and a 10oz bottle.

Now, for those that read this little food blog on a regular basis, you know how much I love appetizers. I could literally make a meal out of finger food, and quite honestly, this baked brie was no different.

Cranberry and Pistachio Baked Brie! Warm baked brie with cranberry sauce, pistachios, orange zest, and Truvia Nectar. Serve with toasted bread or crackers for a festive cranberry appetizer! #UseNectar @Truvia #sponsored | HomemadeHooplah.com

Plus, when using Truvia Nectar, I don’t feel nearly the guilt about taking out a whole wheel of brie with delicious cranberry sauce and pistachios on my own.

Because I totally did do that.

Can you blame me?

Cranberry and Pistachio Baked Brie! Warm baked brie with cranberry sauce, pistachios, orange zest, and Truvia Nectar. Serve with toasted bread or crackers for a festive cranberry appetizer! #UseNectar @Truvia #sponsored | HomemadeHooplah.com

The sauce in this cranberry appetizer and the orange zest were the perfect compliment to the mild brie, and the pistachios added just the right amount of holiday crunch.

I can totally see this being my go-to appetizer for all the festive get-togethers we’ll be having in November and December!

Cranberry and Pistachio Baked Brie! Warm baked brie with cranberry sauce, pistachios, orange zest, and Truvia Nectar. Serve with toasted bread or crackers for a festive cranberry appetizer! #UseNectar @Truvia #sponsored | HomemadeHooplah.com

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Recipe Details

Cranberry and Pistachio Baked Brie! Warm baked brie with cranberry sauce, pistachios, orange zest, and Truvia Nectar. Serve with toasted bread or crackers for a festive cranberry appetizer! #UseNectar @Truvia #sponsored | HomemadeHooplah.com
2.58 from 7 votes

Cranberry and Pistachio Baked Brie

10 mins prep + 25 mins cook
1020 kcal
Yields: 3 wheels of brie
Warm baked brie with cranberry sauce, pistachios, orange zest, and Truvia Nectar. Serve with toasted bread or crackers for a festive cranberry appetizer!

Ingredients 

  • 2 cups cranberries, fresh, plus more for garnish
  • 1/2 cup Truvia Nectar, plus more for drizzling
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 tbsp orange zest, (about the zest from 1 medium orange), divided
  • 1/2 cup pistachios, shelled
  • 3 wheel brie, rinds still on

Instructions

  • Preheat oven 325 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, then set aside.
  • While oven preheats, add cranberries, Truvia Nectar, water, and 1 tablespoon of orange zest in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce to a simmer and let cranberry sauce simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. When sauce is cooked, remove from heat and cover to keep warm.
  • Place 3 wheels of brie on prepared baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes.
  • Place baked brie on serving plates and top with warm cranberry sauce, 2-3 tablespoons of pistachios, the remaining orange zest, and more Truvia Nectar drizzled on top. See above video for an example.
  • Serve baked brie immediately with crackers or bread for dipping.

Nutrition

Calories: 1020kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 51g | Fat: 72g | Saturated Fat: 40g | Cholesterol: 226mg | Sodium: 1426mg | Potassium: 623mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 1490IU | Vitamin C: 18.2mg | Calcium: 452mg | Iron: 2.1mg

I do my best to provide nutrition information, but please keep in mind that I'm not a certified nutritionist. Any nutritional information discussed or disclosed in this post should only be seen as my best amateur estimates of the correct values.

Author: Chrisy

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292 comments

    • Lyz S

    I would like to try the recipe for Roasted Brussels Sprouts.

    • rosemary

    wow

    • Karrie

    There is so many recipes I want to try with this..My favorite is the Steamed Dumplings with Sweet Chili Sauce with Truvía® Nectar

    • Yvonne Delgado

    I would enjoy making the dark chocolate parfait. It would be a nice snack for breakfast

    • Dee

    I would love to try Dark Chocolate & Berry Parfaita

    • Emmy

    No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake <3

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    buffalo wings for sure!

    • Robyn Bellefleur

    I would love to try the Strawberry Romaine Salad and Creamy Poppy Seed Dressing recipe. Sounds perfectly refreshing for a hot summer day.

    • Christy Peeples DuBois

    There are so many yummy looking recipes. I would first make the Mocha Frappe Recipe with Truvía® Nectar.

    • Heather Henderson

    So many of those recipes looked tasty! I would love to try the baklava because I am a huge fan! Grew up with a Greek best friend. However, my an old friend of mine would probably appreciate the garlic shrimp and broccoli more! We love garlic ? Thanks for the giveaway offer!

    • Teresa Moore

    Garlic Shrimp and Broccoli Recipe with Truvía® Nectar is what I would love to try. We are trying to eat healthier and this looks really good!

    • Ellen Casper

    Sweet & Tangy Onion Pepper Relish Recipe with Truvía® Baking Blend sounds yummy!

    • Deborah W.

    I am going to try the banana date walnut bundt cake. It sounds and looks delicious and it’s something we would eat all the time.

    • Sam

    Dark Chocolate and Berry Parfait sounds amazing!

    • Laurie W.

    I would love to make and try the White Sparkling Sangria with Truvía® Calorie-Free Sweetener.

    • tiffany dayton

    I like the sweet potato casserole looks good.

    • Jerry Marquardt

    I most definitely would love to try the Roasted Brussels Sprouts Recipe with Truvía Nectar. I think it is a fine plate, of which it’s on my menu later in the week.

    • Debra Jensen

    The watermelon strawberry popsicles look amazing for a hot summer day!

    • Annamarie V

    The no bake pumpkin cheescake looks wonderful, this is the first time I have heard of Truvia nectar I use the spoonable.