Sunday, November 18, 2012

Cranberry Brie Muffins

Brie, how I love thee. 

I went to a Thanksgiving potluck recently, and wanted to make something with cranberry sauce.  I found this recipe in one of my favorite cookbooks (Cupcakes, Cookies, and Other Tempting Treats).  There was no way I could pass up trying it! 

6 T butter (melted and cooled) or sunflower oil plus extra for greasing
2 C all-purpose flour (or gluten-free flour)
1 T baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
pinch of freshly ground pepper
5.5 oz/150 g Brie, finely cubed
2 eggs
heaping 1 C plain yogurt or kefir
4 T Pacific Natural Foods Organic Sauce, Whole Berry Cranberry, 15.6 Ounce (Pack of 12)

Preheat the oven to 400°F.  Grease a 12-hole pan (or a 24-hole mini muffin pan).  Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and pepper to taste into a large bowl.  Stir in the Brie.

Place the eggs in a large bowl and beat lightly, then beat in the yogurt and butter.  Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the liquid ingredients.  Stir until combined; do not over mix.  Spoon half of the batter into the muffin pan.  Add a teaspoon of cranberry sauce to the center of each, then spoon in remaining batter.

Bake in the preheated oven for twenty minutes, or until well risen, golden brown, and firm to the touch.  Let cool in the pan for five minutes, then serve warm. 

Notes:  I used kefir, and it came out great!  Don't get impulsive and add a pinch of allspice like I did.  It would have been better without it.  I put a little more cranberry sauce in each muffin than it called for, and I'm glad I did.  It made them more moist.

 cubing the brie

 mixing brie with flour
 This says Thanksgiving to me.
 filling the muffins with cranberry sauce

Do you have a favorite recipe using Brie?

Happy Thanksgiving!


  1. Muffins look so yummy & great to see step by step pictures....

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  3. Newest Follower from the Mom's Mingle. These muffins look and sound yummy!


    1. Thank you Holly! I'll be following you back, too :D

  4. Newest follower via Mom's Mingle! Thanks for hosting this week :)

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    1. I sure will. Thanks for the follow :)

  6. Those looks amazing! New follower from Monday Moms Mingle!

  7. Mmm, I will have to try these!! I'm following you from Mom's Mingle, thanks for co-hosting! Hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving this week!

    -Fotini { }

    1. Thanks so much! Happy Thanksgiving to you, too!

    2. I'm drooling over these! I would have never thought to use Brie. Thanks for sharing and hosting the hop. I'm your newest follower and would love for you to stop by.

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    3. Thanks Kimberly! Following you, too :)

  8. Oh wow these look amazing! I'm a new follower from the Mom's Mingle! I'm hosting a blog hop for moms as well and would love for you to stop by and link up:)

    1. Thank you and thanks for the link to the hop! I'm following you, too.

  9. Those look absolutely delicious! I think I'll have to make some for Thanksgiving morning breakfast! :)

    1. They would go great at breakfast, but aren't very sweet just fyi! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  11. stopping by from Naptime review and these muffins look great!!!