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Pistachio Cranberry Honey Baked Cheese Appetizer Recipe

This Pistachio Cranberry Honey Baked Cheese Appetizer Recipe is the black-tie version of grilled cheese.

While I’ve served many a mini grilled cheese in my day, this recipe is much easier to make and has a bit of panache and easy elegance that only a select few can pull off. It’s like the George Clooney of cheese appetizers if you catch my drift.

Go stock up on all your cooking essentials then head into the kitchen, make this, and share it with us by tagging @saltandwind and #swsociety on social!

Pistachio Cranberry Honey Bake Cheese Appetizer Recipe

Pistachio Cranberry Honey Baked Cheese Appetizer Recipe

This Pistachio Cranberry Honey Bake Cheese Appetizer Recipe is easily one of the easiest recipes of all time. Make it with any combination of dried fruit or nuts you have and with anything from Bried to goat cheese.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 160 kcal


  • 1 (8 to 10 ounce) Brie, Camembert, or other soft cheese
  • 1/2 cup shelled pistachios
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 3-inch cinnamon stick or 2 crushed cardamom pods
  • 1/4 cup roughly chopped dried cherries or cranberries
  • Crackers or crostini for serving


  • Heat The Oven: Heat the oven to 350°F and arrange a rack in the middle.
  • Bake The cheese: Place cheese in a small ovenproof baking dish and bake until still intact but cheese is melty and soft, about 15 to 20 minutes. Set aside to cool slightly, about 10 minutes.
  • Toast The Pistachios: Meanwhile, place pistachios in the oven and bake until golden brown and toasted, about 10 minutes. Meanwhile, heat honey with cinnamon or cardamom in a small pan over medium heat. When it comes to a boil, remove from the heat.
  • Serve The Cheese: When ready to serve, place cheese on a serving plate, top with a few spoonfuls of the honey (discarding the cinnamon or cardamom) and a spoonful of the toasted pistachios and some dried fruit. Serve immediately with crackers.



Serving: 1 servingCalories: 160kcalCarbohydrates: 30gProtein: 2gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 3mgPotassium: 123mgFiber: 1gSugar: 28gVitamin A: 44IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 15mgIron: 1mg
Keyword baked brie appetizer, easy baked cheese
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