This baked brie and cranberry Cobb loaf is going to be a new Christmas tradition for me. It is that good! Golden garlic butter drenched cobb loaf with a baked brie centre, hints of rosemay and sweet pops of cranberry sauce. Crunchy toasted pistachios await you before you dive into a soft and gooey baked brie.
The sweet and tangy cranberry sauce from Barker’s is the secret ingredient here and balances this recipe so perfectly. If you have ever had quince paste in a cheese platter before, well this cranberry sauce is the new and improved quince paste.
I served this Cobb loaf on a larger cheese platter. Throw some crackers, dips and fruits on a large platter for an extra special Christmas platter for the whole family. I’m telling you, you will become the go-to cheese platter person in your family!
Baked Brie and Cranberry Cobb Loaf
- 1 small cobb loaf, sourdough loaf
- 1 wheel of Brie cheese
- 3 tbsp salted butter
- 1 tsp crushed garlic
- 2 tsp finely chopped rosemary
- ⅓ cup Barker's cranberry sauce
- 2 tbsp chopped pistachios
- Preheat the oven to 180°C fan forced and line a large baking tray with baking paper.
- Place your wheel of brie on top of your cobb loaf/sourdough loaf and using a small knife, trace a circle around the brie into the top of the loaf. This will mark where the brie will fit perfectly. Use the knife to cut out the circle into the bread and create a hole. Be sure to keep the bread off cuts for later, you can use this for extra dipping!
- Cut slices into the edges of the cobb loaf, like you are cutting a loaf of bread but carfeul to not cut all the way through to the base.
- Mix the butter, garlic and 1 tsp rosemary together in a small bowl. Use a butter knife to butter the inside of the cobb loaf slices you have just made. You can also butter the extra off cuts of cobb loaf you have from cutting out the hole.
- Place the cobb loaf on your baking tray, and the off cuts of cobb loaf and bake for 15 minutes until slightly golden.
- Remove the cobb from the oven and now is time to add the brie. The brie only takes 15 minutes to cook so by precooking the cobb we are allowing it to really golden up.
- Before you place the brie into the cobb loaf, spread the cranberry sauce into the hole and around the edges. Now place your brie into the hole.
- Using the knife we are going to cut a criss cross pattern into the brie. Press the remaining chopped rosemary into the score lines of the brie. This will create some fantastic flavours when it bakes. Sprinkle the pistachios on top of the brie.
- Bake the cobb for another 15 minutes until the brie is soft and gooey.
- Remove the cobb and allow to cool for 5-10 minutes before eating (it will be very hot)!
If you’re looking for more Christmas recipe inspiration why not try my Ultimate Pavlova recipe! An Aussie classic that is so easy to make, the whole family will love.