Savory and Sweet Individual Pull-Apart Bread


  • 6,4” to 6” crusty dinner rolls
  • 8 oz of brie cheese
  • 1/2 cup of cranberry sauce
  • 1/3 cup of melted butter
  • 1 tsp. of diced rosemary
  • 1 tsp. of diced thyme
  • Salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste

PREP TIME: 20 minutes

COOK TIME: 20 minutes

SERVES: 6 People



  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Mix the diced rosemary and thyme, and salt and pepper into the melted butter. Set aside and keep warm.
  3. Cut the brie cheese into 1/4” wide slices and place on a piece of parchment paper. Set aside.
  4. Place each dinner roll on a square sheet of foil. Make sure the foil is large enough to completely tent around each roll, but do not tent yet.
  5. Using a sharp knife, cut hash marks across the top of each roll spacing approximately 1” to 1.5” apart. As long as the bottom of the roll stays intact, don’t be afraid to cut too deep into each roll.
  6. Using a spoon, fill each cut with a bit of the cranberry sauce. The amount you add is up to your tastes.
  7. Then, tuck the slices of brie cheese into each of the slices. Don’t worry if the cranberry sauce oozes out a bit.
  8. Finally, give the melted butter mixture a stir and divide the butter equally, either drizzle it over each of the rolls, or use a pastry brush to brush it on.
  9. Tent the foil around each of the rolls and place on a sheet pan in the oven for 20 minutes. When 20 minutes is up, remove the foil and serve!

These are best enjoyed when warm. If you are not serving right away, simply keep them tented in the foil and place in a warm oven until ready to serve.


Serving size 1 roll (figured using Heiner's Brown 'N Serve Split Tip Dinner Rolls 90 calories) Calories 312; Total Fat 22.7g; Sat. Fat 13.1g; Cholesterol 65 mg; Sodium 470 mg; Total Carbohydrate 19g; Dietary Fiber 1.3g; Total Sugar 1.5g; Protein 11g; Vitamin D 7mcg; Calcium 94mg; Iron 1mg; Potassium 76mg

Recipe Story

Winter is a season for warmth and indulgence. There’s nothing like curling up by the fire with a comforting meal. Or maybe you enjoy watching a movie with a table full of snacks for all to share. Yes, tis the season for a delicious pull-apart bread baking in the kitchen to be shared with all. Just because we can’t gather this year doesn’t mean that we can’t share that ooey-gooey bread love with family and friends.

Pull-apart breads embody the flavors and textures of the season and tend to be a crowd pleaser. Traditionally, pull-apart breads are prepared using a single, large loaf of brioche or sourdough bread. Everyone uses their fingers to reach in and pull-out chunks of cheesy, sweet and tangy, drenched in butter bread. Since we all can’t get our hands in there to pull apart those warm bites of soft bread, we can still connect with others in a new way.

This recipe saves the day by offering a twist on the infamous pull-apart bread so you can drop off a treat to your neighbors. It keeps all of the best flavors and textures, but packages them in individual servings. The best part? This recipe for the rich little lumps of comforting joy can be scaled down for one serving or increased so you can easily share the love. They are elegant and pair well with a glass of bubbly or a cold beer.