Oscar-Worthy Cranberry Brie Bruschetta

Whoa, Mama this recipe turned out amazing!  It's relatively quick yet is an elegant presentation for your Oscar soiree.  
 
Cranberry Brie Bruschetta appetizer recipe Oscar Party
 
Serves 4-6
 
1/2 cup fresh cranberries
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
2 tbl. water
Squeeze of lemon juice
2 tbl. sugar (add 2 additional tablespoons if you don't want your cranberries too tart)
French Bread of your choice
Small package (about 10 ounces) of Brie
*Note: if you want to prepare this dish even faster, you can buy ready-made cranberry sauce in lieu of preparing it. Try to look for one without high fructose corn syrup.
 
In a small saucepan, combine cranberries, sea salt, nutmeg, lemon juice, water, and sugar.  Heat on medium until cranberries start to "pop" (about 3 minutes). Then, reduce to medium low and heat until thickened, about 3-4 more minutes.  Transfer to blender or mini prep processor and pulse a few times to blend (you want the sauce on the thicker, chunkier side).  
 
Thinly slice your French bread.  Spread a thin layer of the cranberry mixture, then top with a few slices of brie.  Cook at 400 degrees for 8-11 minutes (keep an eye on them in those last few minutes of cooking and cook to desired crispiness and brownness).  Let cool a few minutes before serving.
 
Cranberry Brie Bruschetta appetizer recipe Oscar Party
 
Yep, even my 5 year old loves these!

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