Cranberry-Brie Pull-Apart Bread


This festive bread is perfect for the holidays and special occasions. When fresh cranberries aren't available, you can easily substitute frozen ones—just be sure to thaw them and pat them dry before using.

a recipe photo of the Cranberry-Brie Pull-Apart Loaf
Photo: Sara Haas
Active Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs
Nutrition Profile:


  • ¼ cup brown sugar, lightly packed

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter plus 2 tablespoons melted, divided

  • 8 ounces fresh cranberries or frozen cranberries, thawed and patted dry

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • Zest of 1/2 orange (Optional)

  • 24 ounces No-Knead Refrigerator Bread Dough, at room temperature (see associated recipe)

  • 4 ounces Brie, diced into 12 (1/2-inch) pieces


  1. Combine brown sugar and 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium heat; cook, stirring occasionally, until the butter has melted and the sugar has dispersed into the butter. Add cranberries, lemon juice and orange zest, if using; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the cranberries burst and the sauce thickens, 5 to 7 minutes.

  2. Grease a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan. Lightly flour a work surface. Roll out dough into a 12-by-20-inch rectangle. Using a sharp knife or pizza wheel, cut the dough into 12 equal squares. Evenly top each piece of dough with the cranberry sauce. Top each with 1 piece Brie. Fold each square in half, covering the filling. Arrange the pieces side-by-side, ends facing up, along the length of the prepared pan. Cover with plastic wrap; let rise for 30 minutes.

  3. Preheat oven to 350°F.

  4. Remove the plastic wrap. Brush the loaf with the remaining 2 tablespoons melted butter. Bake until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the center of the loaf registers 180°F, 25 to 30 minutes.

Associated Recipe

No-Knead Refrigerator Bread Dough

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

199 Calories
7g Fat
30g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Serving Size 1 slice
Calories 199
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 5g
Added Sugars 4g 8%
Protein 6g 12%
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Vitamin A 187IU 4%
Vitamin C 5mg 6%
Vitamin D 2IU 1%
Vitamin E 1mg 4%
Folate 51mcg 13%
Vitamin K 2mcg 2%
Sodium 295mg 13%
Calcium 28mg 2%
Iron 3mg 17%
Magnesium 7mg 2%
Potassium 83mg 2%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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