A bag of frozen cranberries from Whole Foods? $2.99

A wheel of Brie from The Food Emporium? $4.99

A subway ride to and from my apartment to the aforementioned stores? $2.25

Getting to eat Thanksgiving in September? Priceless.

If you know me, you know about my obsession with all things that involve brie cheese. My favorite way to eat it is baked and smothered in cranberry sauce. Which brings me to my obsession with cranberry sauce. I used to hate it. But then, after my aunt made some homemade cranberry sauce at Thanksgiving last year, I realized that I only hate canned cranberry sauce. It’s a consistency thing as well as a taste thing. Homemade sauce is chunky and tart and basically heaven on earth, whereas the canned stuff is sickeningly sweet and pureed until it is maroon-colored mush.

All that being said, just popping a wheel of brie into the oven with some cranberry sauce and then expecting myself to exercise any kind of self control over not eating the whole thing is a ludicrous suggestion. So I made it into a sandwich.

Earlier this year, I made Tyler’s version of cranberry sauce, which I loved. Then, I came across his recipe for cranberry chutney and thought I would give it a try. I have a feeling it is not very chutney-esque however, although I can’t really say since I’ve never had chutney before. It just didn’t seem to be as heavily spiced as it could have been (okay it was not spiced at all). I really liked it a lot, although his actual cranberry sauce recipe is better. Then again, I think you would be hard put to find a cranberry and brie combo that I didn’t like. Just saying.

I am submitting this to Tyler Florence Fridays and Souper Sundays!

Cranberry Chutney
Serves 4, adapted from Tyler Florence

1 package frozen cranberries
1/2 cup full-bodied red wine (I used sherry – it was what I had on hand)
1/4 cup sugar

Combine all of the ingredients on the stove over medium heat and cook until the cranberries are just beginning to break down. Allow to cool to room temperature and then refrigerate before serving so the pectin in the cranberries has a chance to gelatinize (what a great word!).

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15 Responses to TFF – Cranberry Chutney (and Brie Sandwiches)

  1. Kim says:

    I bet the sherry wine was a great choice since it tends to be sweet. This sounds like a great sandwich. I love brie too and I can see how these two would compliment one another. I was at a local co-op yesterday and thought of you when I saw a basket of delicata squash. They must be gaining popularity.

  2. Mari says:

    That looks easy enough for ME to make! I can’t wait for the holidays =)

  3. Brie and Baileys are the two things that i look forward to in the winter! This looks so easy and so tasty.

  4. Palidor says:

    Cranberries and brie? What an interesting combo! The sauce looks wonderful – such vibrant color!

  5. That does look tasty, and would be great with brie. But I do agree, for chutney I would expect some cinnamon sticks, cloves or something. 🙂

  6. Amy says:

    Oh Joanne, I’m drooling over here. I LOVE brie. And I actually don’t mind the canned cranberry sauce.

    I make this yummy appetizer at Thanksgiving time that has brown sugar and pecans with brie. It is heavenly. This just might replace it this year.

  7. This combo sounds absolutely delicious!! Great idea for the sandwich!

  8. Debinhawaii says:

    That sandwich must have been delicious! The chutney looks good but I too would expect spices.

  9. Kevin says:

    A brie and cranberry chutney sandwich sounds so good!

  10. natalia says:

    Ciao ! We could exchange foods ! cranberries are very hard to find even dry !! I wish I could have one of your sandwiches !

  11. Kerstin says:

    I love brie and cranberries together too, this would definitely hit the spot – yum!

  12. comfycook says:

    This looks great. I am not sure what makes a chutney, a chutney but combined with the brie, it sounds like a wonderful pairing.

  13. burpandslurp says:

    Another reason why I ADORE you: We’re both sweet and savory lovers, esp if that includes brie cheese! HAHAA! Ah, homemade cranberry chutney…I must try this sometime!

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