The Beefer is known as the top steak cooker on the market, but it is not a one trick pony. The Beefer can liven up a holiday gathering with this warm, sweet and savory, appetizer that will impress just about anyone. And at 1500 degrees, will do so quickly, allowing for more time to prepare for guests and enjoy their company.


  • 3 cups frozen cranberries, they don’t have to be thawed
  • Zest from one orange, about 1 tablespoon
  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar, or to taste
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 tablespoon grated peeled fresh ginger or more if you like
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground clove
  • 1 round or wedge of Brie (4.5-inch or smaller)
  • Crackers of choice


  • Ignite Beefer Original Grill to medium heat. Heat 5 minutes before charring cranberries:


  • Divide cranberries into 
    two Beefer grill trays:
  • Place Beefer trays on 
    the 3rd and 5th rack:
  • Cook 45 seconds or until top rack or 
    cranberries are slightly charred:
Pull out trays with the grill grate handle, stir cranberries, and place trays back into the Beefer infrared grill on opposite racks. Cook another 45 seconds. Adjust heat to low and continue to cook and exchange trays on racks, at 30-40 second intervals, until cranberries are slightly charred and softened.


  • Place spices, ginger, orange zest, orange juice and maple syrup and one pan of cranberries into a mini food processor or blender. Blend until cranberries are finely minced. Insert the second tray of cranberries back into the Beefer original and cook for 30 seconds, stir, and cook 30 more seconds:


  • Pour blended cranberries and charred cranberries into a Beefer serving dish:

  • Place cranberries into the bottom of the Beefer grill to keep warm while cooking the Brie.


  • Place Brie on Beefer drip tray, and insert onto middle shelf:


  • Cook Brie until slightly brown on top and cheese is beginning to ooze from edges, about 1 minute. Turn Brie over and grill 1 minute or until rind is slightly brown. If needed cook for another minute dependent on type and temperature of Brie:

Yields 1 Appetizer

Pour blended cranberries and charred cranberries over a browned wheel of Brie or place the Brie in the middle of the pan of cranberries, depending on how you envision the presentation of the dish. Below we did the latter:

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