Cranberry & brie bruschetta

Try these delicious Christmas bruschetta - perfect party food as they're easy to make and some of the preparation can be done in advance.

  • Preparation time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking time: 10 minutes
  • Total time: 20 minutes 20 minutes

Serves: 4


1 tsp olive oil
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
250g cranberries
100g light brown muscovado sugar
4 fresh lemon thyme sprigs, plus extra to garnish
200g pack Waitrose Mini Rosemary and Sea Salt Focaccia
230g Waitrose Somerset Mild Ripe Brie, sliced
2 tsp balsamic vinegar


  1. Heat the oil in a small saucepan and cook the garlic for 1 minute. Add the cranberries, sugar and thyme and cook for 5 minutes, stirring until the cranberries soften and release their juices but still hold their shape.
  2. Separate the focaccia into 4 rolls then slice each in half horizontally. Place the focaccia halves on a grill pan and toast lightly on both sides.
  3. Spoon the cranberries over the cut side of the focaccia and lay the cheese on top, then drizzle with some of the pan juices. Return to the grill for 2–3 minutes until melted.
  4. Arrange the bruschetta on a serving platter. Drizzle lightly with balsamic vinegar, garnish with extra thyme and serve immediately.