2 C fresh cranberries
1 C maple syrup
1 C granulated sugar
8 oz Brie cheese
Cranberry chutney or cranberry relish
Fresh mint for garnish
To make sugared cranberries, rinse berries and place in a medium bowl. Heat syrup in a small saucepan just until warm. Do not boil. Pour over cranberries when syrup is warm, but not hot, or cranberries may pop. Cool, cover and let steep overnight.
Drain cranberries in a colander. Place sugar in a large bowl or baking dish. Add cranberries in two batches and roll around until lightly coated in sugar. Place on a baking sheet until dry, about 1 hour.
Assemble crackers with one slice of Brie, a light layer of cranberry chutney and 4 or 5 sugared cranberries. Garnish with fresh mint sprigs. Makes about 16 crackers.
Recipe and photo courtesy of yummyyummykitchen.com.