Camembert and Cranberry Toasts

Do you want a tasty canapé that you can make in 15 minutes using items which at Christmas you probably have tucked away in your fridge? If so this is a great little canapé to use especially if you are having people over for New Year and have some good quality cheese left over from Christmas.

For bread I used the part baked rolls that you can buy which are easy to slice, about the right size and toast well. They can also be stored for a little while so are a useful store cupboard ingredient.


Serves: 16+ canapé or 4 as an appetiser

Time: 15 minutes


  • 1 ripe camembert cheese
  • 1 jar cranberry sauce
  • 200g baguette, ciabatta or sourdough bread.
  • Olive oil


Preheat the oven to 160C

Slice the bread in to canapé size portions.

Lightly brush the bread on one side with oil.

Cook in the oven for roughly 5 minutes until golden. Meanwhile portion your camembert in to the number of slices of bread you have.

Remove toast from oven and top with a slice of camembert. Return to oven for a further 1-2 minutes to warm the camembert through but not melt it.

Remove from oven, top with half a tsp cranberry sauce. Serve immediately.





3 Comments Add yours

  1. chef mimi says:

    This is fabulous. Sometimes I like a more chutney-type pairing with Camembert or Brie, but it depends how sweet the cranberry sauce is, of course. Fabulously festive!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Tabula Rasa says:

      Cranberry sauce doesn’t tend to be very sweet over here. I used a wild cranberry sauce from one of our very famous old traditional jam makers which is lovely.


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