Camembert Crowned with Cranberry-Port Sauce

The holidays mean cranberry season, and here the cheerful and tart berries make an appearance atop sultry melted Camembert cheese.

  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 1 hr 40 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 12

Ingredients

2
tablespoons water
1/2
teaspoon unflavored gelatin
1/2
cup chopped fresh or frozen cranberries
1/4
cup sugar
1/4
cup port wine
1
cinnamon stick
1
teaspoon grated orange peel
1
(8-oz.) round Camembert cheese
  • 1 In glass measuring cup, combine water and gelatin; let stand 5 minutes.
  • 2 In small saucepan, combine cranberries, sugar, wine, gelatin mixture and cinnamon stick. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; simmer 2 to 3 minutes or until cranberries are tender. Remove from heat. Stir in orange peel. Cool 10 minutes.
  • 3 Remove cinnamon stick; pour into small serving bowl. Cover; refrigerate at least 1 hour or overnight.
  • 4 To serve, heat oven to 350°F. Place cheese on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350°F. for 15 to 20 minutes or until thoroughly heated but not melted. Place cheese on serving plate. Spoon cranberry mixture around and on top of warm cheese. Serve with crisp crackers.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1/12 of Recipe
    Calories
    80
    (
    Calories from Fat
    45),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    5g
    5%
    (Saturated Fat
    3g,
    3%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    15mg
    15%;
    Sodium
    160mg
    160%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    5g
    5%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    5g
    5%
    ),
    Protein
    4g
    4%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    4%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    6%;
    Iron
    0%;
    Exchanges:
    1/2 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    0
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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