Baked brie with jam is a classic and elegant appetizer that is a crowd-pleaser. Today, I am sharing my favorite ways to bake brie.
Baked brie with jam has been enjoyed by cheese lovers for centuries. This dish has many variations which result in a warm, creamy, and indulgent cheese appetizer that is perfect for entertaining or for a special night in.
How to Bake Brie
Baked brie is a simple and delicious way to enjoy this classic appetizer. The combination of the warm, melted cheese and the sweet jam is sure to be a hit with your guests. Whether you’re hosting a dinner party or just looking for a tasty snack, these baked brie recipes are sure to be crowd-pleasers.
Today, I am also sharing my favorite new brie baking dish that keeps the brie warm for hours and is so, so cute! Keep reading for all of the brie baking dish details.
For these recipes, I am not using puff pastry, just brie with jam and baked brie toppings. And the recipe for both is at the end!
Ingredients, Recipe 1:
- 1 round of Brie Cheese
- Apricot Jam
- Dried Cranberries
- Sugared Pecans
Ingredients, Recipe 2:
- 1 Round of Brie Cheese
- Fig Jam
- Roasted Pistachios
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
- Place the brie cheese in the center of the brie baking dish.
- If the round of brie is too large for your brie baking dish, you can cut the brie into pieces to fit.
- Add a 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup of jam to the top of the brie.
- Add any desired baked brie topping like sugared pecans, pistachios, and dried fruits like cranberries or diced dried apricots.
- Bake the brie in the preheated oven for 20-30 minutes, or until bubbly and the cheese is melted.
- Let the brie cool for a few minutes before serving it with crackers or french bread.
Tips for Baking Brie
The rind of brie cheese is edible. Some people enjoy the rind’s nutty, slightly bitter flavor, while others prefer to remove it. The rind is made of edible white mold that contributes to the flavor and texture of the cheese. I prefer to remove the rind. Here are some tips to prepare brie before baking:
- Cut off the top layer of the rind with a sharp knife, taking care to remove as little of the cheese as possible.
- You can also use a cheese planer to remove the top layer of rind.
- A spoon can be used to scrape the top layer of the rind off of the cheese.
- I like to use a vegetable peeler to remove the top layer of the rind.
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Brie Baking Dish
A baked brie crock is a special dish designed specifically for baking and serving brie cheese. It is typically made of ceramic and has a lid that covers the cheese while it bakes.
Recently, I learned about a brie baking dish, and I mean to tell you, this baking dish is a game changer. First, it is super cute and it comes in a number of beautiful colors. Second, the lid covers the cheese while it bakes and keeps the cheese warm and melty, also preventing the cheese from drying out.
The baker is sold as a single baker or for just a little more, two bakers, one to keep and one to gift!
When using a baked brie crock, it’s important to keep an eye on the cheese while it’s baking. Different ovens may require different baking times, so be sure to check the cheese every 5 minutes or so to ensure it doesn’t overheat.
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
- Remove the cheese from the packaging and place it in the crock.
- If desired, you can add toppings such as jam, honey, or nuts to the top of the cheese.
- Place the lid on the crock and place it in the preheated oven.
- Bake the cheese for 20-30 minutes, or until it is warm and melted.
- Remove the crock from the oven and place it on a trivet or heat-proof surface.
- Serve the cheese warm with crackers or bread for dipping.
Variations of Baked Brie
Baked brie is a versatile dish that can be enjoyed with various toppings. Some popular toppings include:
- Honey: Drizzle honey on top of the brie before baking for a sweet and gooey addition.
- Fruits: Fresh fruits such as sliced apples or pears add a refreshing sweetness to the brie.
- Maple Syrup: Maple Syrup and Baked Brie are a match made in heaven. Drizzle some on top of the cheese before baking.
- Caramelized onions: Caramelized onions add a nice sweet and savory touch to the cheese.
- Herbs: Fresh herbs such as thyme or rosemary can add a depth of flavor to the brie.
- Spices: Sprinkle spices such as cinnamon or nutmeg on top of the brie for a warm and cozy flavor.
- Chutneys: Chutneys are a great way to add a touch of sweetness and a hint of spice to the cheese.
- Bacon: Bacon adds a smoky and salty flavor to the cheese. You can crumble it on top of the brie before baking.
When using toppings, be sure to use a light hand so as not to overpower the flavor of the cheese. These are just a few suggestions, but feel free to get creative and try your own unique toppings. I have made a version with caramelized onions, fig jam, and bacon that was a HUGE hit!
Baking brie is a simple and elegant way to enjoy this classic appetizer. The combination of the warm, melted cheese with sweet and salty toppings is sure to be a hit with your guests. Give these recipes a try and let me know if you have a brie baking dish or if you ordered one!
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, you can bake brie in advance and reheat it before serving. To reheat, place the brie in a 350-degree F (175-degree C) oven for about 10-15 minutes, or until warm and melted.
The brie is done baking when the cheese is warm and melted, usually around 15-25 minutes, depending on the size of the brie round.
Yes, you can make baked brie in the microwave. Place the brie on a microwave-safe dish, cover it with plastic wrap, and microwave it for 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until the cheese is warm and melted.
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