Conceivably more than any other appetizer, warm Brie cheese hits the spot with guests. Cover with a stunning mix of sweet caramelized onions, tart apple and ruby-red sherry-laced cranberries and you know you have a winner. Serve with baguette slices.

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Baking Time: 20 minutes

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Servings: 16

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  • 2 Ontario Onions
  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) butter
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) sherry or port
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) diced Ontario Apple
  • 1 wheel (450 g) double cream Ontario Brie Cheese


Cut onions in half through root end, then into 1/3-inch (8 mm) thick slices. In large skillet, melt butter over low heat. Add onions, separating as you add. Sprinkle with sugar and salt; cook, stirring often, for 20 minutes, reducing heat if starting to brown.

Meanwhile, combine cranberries and sherry in small microwaveable bowl; microwave on High for 1 minute. Stir, cover and set aside.

Add apple to onions, cook, stirring often, until apple is tender and onions are golden, about 25 minutes. Stir in cranberries and any remaining sherry that hasn’t been absorbed. (Can be covered and refrigerated up to 4 days.)

Place Brie on shallow ovenproof serving dish. Spoon onion mixture on Brie and spread almost to edge. Loosely tent with foil. Bake in 350°F (180°C) oven until Brie sides feel warm to the touch, about 20 minutes. Serve immediately.

Nutritional information

1 Serving (When serving 16):       

  • PROTEIN: 6 grams
  • FAT: 9 grams
  • CARBOHYDRATE: 5 grams
  • CALORIES: 130
  • FIBRE: 0 grams
  • SODIUM: 270 mg