Baked brie is ready in 15 minutes and is one of the best party appetizers you'll ever try. Creamy wheel of brie is topped with honey, nuts and dried fruit then baked until it's melty, making the perfect appetizer that you can serve with crackers or toasted baguette slices.
If you love cheese appetizers as much as I do, today's recipe is for you! We've done baked feta with honey and zaatar (a family favorite), honey brie phyllo cups and fried halloumi before. Today I'm going to share this baked brie recipe, one of my favorite easy holiday appetizers that will have everyone swoon! This simple brie recipe is so versatile and following my tips, you'll be the super host every time!
Ingredients For Baked Brie
- Brie: Use a wheel of brie (8 or 16 oz.) for this recipe. Keep in mind that it should be a wheel of brie with rind and not a wedge.
- Honey: Brie has a distinct flavor that pairs so well with sweet ingredients such as honey.
- Nuts: I used chopped roasted pistachios and walnuts.
- Dried fruit: You can use apricots or figs, make sure to chop them into smaller pieces.
- Pomegranate: You know me, I love pomegranate! Make sure to check out my tutorial on how to cut a pomegranate so it doesn't get all messy!
How To Bake Brie
- Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Gently cut diamonds on the brie rind but don't slice into it. This is for the serving to be easier as the slices will open up while the cheese bakes.
- Place the brie in a cast iron skillet or a shallow baking dish. Top with honey, chopped walnuts and pistachios. Add chopped dried apricot and a sprig of thyme.
- Bake the brie in the oven for 15 minutes until the top is soft to the touch. The cheese will look intact still.
- Take the skillet out of the oven, top with pomegranate arils and more honey if desired. Serve immediately with crackers.
Tips To Make Baked Brie
- Use the right pan: Use a shallow baking dish for this recipe, I use a small cast iron skillet and serve the brie in the same skillet. If you want to serve the cheese on a different plate, place it on a piece of parchment paper before baking so you can move it to the serving plate.
- Serve immediately: The best part of this appetizer is all the melty ooey gooey cheese that oozes out the moment you hot it with a cracker or crostini! Don't snooze otherwise the cheese will harden and won't be as fun!
- Get creative: Baked brie goes well with a variety of toppings. I have included a few suggestions below but you can also add your own twist. Short on time and ingredients? Just baked the brie as is and top with some honey!
There are a variety of addition you can use to make this brie appetizer recipe. Here are a few of my suggestions:
- Nuts: Add chopped pecans, pistachios, walnuts, cashews or hazelnuts.
- Dried fruit: Use dried apricots, figs, raisins, dates or cranberries.
- Sweet additions: Honey, maple syrup, agave nectar or any kind of jam would work.
What To Serve With Baked Brie
As I mentioned before, baked brie makes the perfect party appetizer. You can serve it with crackers or pita chips and some fruit such as grapes, pears, apples and pomegranates. Of course, you can serve it as part of your appetizer spread alongside a Mediterranean mezze platter, appetizer board or a crudites platter. When you cut into the brie, the melty cheese oozes out and it's so delicious!
This is such an easy appetizer that you can make for any occasion and be sure that it's going to be a crowd pleaser!
Baked brie is best served right out of the oven when it's piping hot and melting. However, you can store the leftovers in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 3 days.
To reheat, place the cheese on a shallow bowl and microwave for 1 to 2 minutes depending on how much leftovers you have.
Frequently Asked Questions
The rind actually holds the cheese together after baking. It's best to keep it on so the cheese doesn't ooze out before serving. Make sue to gently cut diamonds on the top of the cheese so serving would be easier.
You don't need to cover the cheese when baking.
Brie only stays melty for 15 to 20 minutes served in a cast iron skillet, therefore it's best to bake it right before serving. However, you can definitely prepare it all the way and simply bake it 15 minutes before serving.
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Baked Brie With Honey And Nuts
- 8 oz brie
- 2 tbsp honey
- 2 tbsp walnuts chopped
- 2 tbsp pistachios chopped
- 4 dried apricots chopped
- 1 sprig thyme optional
- 2 tbsp pomegranate arils
- Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Gently cut diamonds on the top rind but don't cut into the cheese. This is for easy serving. Place the brie in a cast iron skillet or a shallow baking dish.
- Drizzle 1 tablespoon of honey (or more if you like) on the brie and top with chopped walnuts, pistachios, apricots and the thyme sprig.
- Bake in the oven for 15 minutes, the top will be soft to the touch and the cheese will still hold its shape.
- Take the pan out of the oven, top with pomegranate arils, more thyme and honey if desired.
- Serve immediately with crackers or crostini.
- You can simply leave out all the toppings and just use honey, maple syrup or agave nectar.
- Baked brie will stay melted for 15 minutes, however, it'll still be spreadable at room temperature.
- Store the leftovers in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave for 1 to 2 minutes until melty again.