Cranberry orange marmalade and brie toast topped with fresh thyme leaves

Orange Cranberry Marmalade and Brie Toast

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Cranberry orange marmalade and brie toast with sprig of fresh thyme

This year is the first time for me to start Christmas preparations this early. And I have to say – I am loving it! I used to try and hold off until the day after Thanksgiving, but then everything just felt so hectic. Tree – decorations – gifts – Christmas activities – all became one busy month of rushing through the best season of the year. This year I am considering Thanksgiving a part of Christmas season and with that in mind, I embraced the holly-jolly everything and decorated our house last week. I also ordered our very first set of Christmas cards! Seeing as I am moving through the Christmas to-do list rather swiftly, it is a perfect time to step back and enjoy the fast approaching Thanksgiving and all that it means.

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I had made a version of this appetizer a few years ago for Thanksgiving at my husband’s parents’ house. They are wonderful hosts and do an amazing job cooking and hosting. I was happy that they enjoyed this appetizer. This recipe is a slightly different version of what I had taken to their house: it’s served on a toasted baguette, instead of puff pastry. (If you do prefer it to be in a tiny phyllo cup, those are readily available in most supermarket’s freezer sections.

Cranberry orange marmalade and brie toast with fresh thyme leaves
Cranberry orange marmalade and brie toast with sprig of fresh thyme

Orange Cranberry Marmalade and Brie Toast

Elegant holiday appetizer beaming with Christmas colors and Thanksgiving flavors.
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American


  • baguette*
  • olive oil + fine sea salt
  • triple creme Brie**
  • orange cranberry marmalade***
  • fresh thyme leaves


  • Preheat the oven on broil (HIGH).
  • Drizzle baguette slices with olive oil and season with fine sea salt (both – lightly).
  • Broil on HIGH until golden.
  • Let cool for a few minutes and spread 1-2 teaspoons of Brie on top of each piece.
  • Top with the same amount of marmalade.
  • Top with fresh thyme leaves and serve immideately. Enjoy! 🙂


* Use the freshest baguette possible (meaning purchased on the same day you’re serving it). If you have to buy it a day ahead, keep it wrapped tightly in foil at room temperature.
**You can also use Brillat-Savarin or Saint Angel. Or any extra creamy decadent cheese you like!
***For this recipe I used Stonewall Kitchen Cranberry Orange Marmalade. It’s my go-to for Thanksgiving!
Keyword Crowd pleaser, Entertaining, Fall recipes, Thanksgiving

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