Try This Focaccia With Caramelized Onions, Cranberries, and Brie for a Perfect Appetizer

Next holiday, tickle your taste buds with this appetizer. A no-knead pizza dough, caramelized onions with balsamic vinegar, cranberries, and creamy brie cheese make this focaccia a family favorite for any occasion. It’ll add festivity and flavor to your table and wow your guests. In fact, it’s so delicious you might not even have to think about a main course! Check out the recipe, plus step-by-step instructions, here.

Ingredients for the Focaccia

Focaccia with Caramelized Onions, Cranberries, and Brie

Below, you can find information about the necessary ingredients for the dough and topping:


  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ tsp instant yeast
  • 1 ½ tsp kosher salt
  • 1 ¾ cups water (lukewarm)
  • ¼ cup olive oil, more for the pan


  • 3 medium or 2 large onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 10 ounces brie, cut into cubes
  • 1 ½ cups fresh cranberries
  • 1 tbsp fresh rosemary

Focaccia Preparation Method

Scroll down for the step-by-step instructions, roll up your sleeves, and prepare this tasty focaccia!

Step #1: Dough Preparation

Mix the ingredients for the focaccia in a medium-sized bowl. As it’s a no-knead dough, you don’t have to knead it. However, kneading just a few times to ensure all ingredients are mixed thoroughly is a good idea. Let it sit for at least an hour at room temperature. You can use it immediately or put it in the fridge overnight.

Step #2: Press Out the Dough

Film a baking sheet on a pan and spread 1 tablespoon of olive oil evenly over the sheet. Spread the dough, patting it out until it fills the pan. Let it rest uncovered for half an hour.

Step #3: Caramelize the Onions
Caramelize the onions with 2 tablespoons of butter or extra virgin olive oil. Add salt and stir occasionally. Cook for up to 40 mins.

Step #4: Top the Dough

Brush 1 or 2 tablespoons of olive oil over the dough and scatter onions on top. Add the brie and the cranberries, and the rosemary.

Step #5: Bake
Bake for about 25 minutes, until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is fully melted.