#SavvySassyHoliday :: Holiday Appetizers and Side Dishes

Sunday, November 15, 2015

As some of you may know, a couple months ago, I joined the Savvy Sassy Moms team as a Product Scout. So far I've gotten to meet some amazing ladies, try out some awesome products, and today, co-host Week 1 of our holiday blog hop! This is the first week in a five week series of fun holiday themes and I'm really excited to share a delicious recipe with you today.

This appetizer is seriously so easy and perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas... or really anytime you're hosting guests! My mother in law first introduced me to this and I quickly fell in love. This combination is my personal favorite but you could always switch out the cranberries for cherries or raisins and the macadamia nuts for pecan or walnuts!

Ingredients :

- dried cranberries (I used craisins)
- caramel
- brie cheese
- macadamia nuts

There are no exact measurements in this recipe which I feel like makes it easier. You are totally free to customize how much you like!

Directions :

1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
2. Unwrap the brie cheese and put it on a piece of tin foil.
3. Pour desired amount of caramel over the top of the brie cheese.
4. Put desired amount of craisins and macadamia nuts on top.

5. Close the tin foil so the cheese is completely covered.
6. Put on a baking sheet and place in the oven for 15-25 minutes or until cheese reaches desired level of gooey-ness.
7. Pair with your favorite crackers and enjoy!

In this case, I chose include the brie as part of a cheese platter.

The brie is definitely the star of the cheese platter, but this way it gives guests options in case brie is not their favorite. Add some salami, different types of bread/crackers, and some fruit and you have the perfect appetizer to hold your guests over until dinner time!

Week 1 Hostesses:
Savvy Sassy Moms // Rebecca of Mainley Mama // Amy Gene of O’Leary Love
Teri of Mommy Wife & Life // Elizabeth of Chasin’ Mason // Desiree of The Funny Mom Blog

So, hop around and check out my other blog hop co-hosts appetizers and side dishes. With Thanksgiving being next week and Christmas not too far away, you can never have too many ideas of what to serve. Have a recipe you'd love to share? Link up with us all week so we can check it out!

All you need to do is :
- Link up your favorite holiday appetizer or side dish by putting your URL and name of your blog post into the InLinkz widget below.
- Then visit 3-5 other blogs in the Holiday Blog Hop and leave a comment on their posts.
- Share this Holiday Blog Hop with your friends and readers on social media using the #SavvySassyHoliday hashtag.
- And then... week 2 next week is sweet treats! Don't forget to check out Savvy Sassy Moms next Sunday and check out all the drool worthy sweet treats that are posted! With my sweet tooth, you know I'll be checking it out!

Happy cooking!


  1. Yum! This looks like a great spread. Love brie with a sweet topping! I do a brown sugar and Kailua brie too.. I'm def. going to give this one a try this year! - Rebecca (mainely mama)

  2. This looks amazing and I'm totally trying this!!!

  3. I'm new to the brie world, but I'm warming up to it! Looks yummy!

  4. I love love love baked brie! I must try this!

  5. That looks so yummy and the easiness factor is a huge plus for me!! :)

  6. I could eat this all - by myself. YUM! And, holy cow, I had no idea it was that easy to make baked brie! Now, all I need is a sleeve of crackers and I'm set. :)

  7. Ohhh, that looks nice & easy & delicious. I'm gonna have to remember this for Christmas, I think. :)

  8. First off Brie is my all time favorite cheese (and my family jokes Brielana was named after my love for it ;) you have me drooling! Ive never baked Brie before, I dont have the patience or will power to wait lol

  9. Simple party food is ALWAYS good! Thanks for sharing!

  10. I always hear of recipes with brie, but I've never tried it. Might just have to make this one my first for the holidays! Pinning this! :)

  11. Mmmm...this looks amazing! Your whole spread has me drooling right now! SO HUNGRY!

  12. Oh you and I and all the food, UGH! This looks SO good friend.

  13. My goodness, I love brie and this looks amazing!! Good call, great recipe.

  14. Mmmm, and pretty!! Might need to bring to a party this season. :)


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