This baked brie recipe is one of the easiest appetizers to make! It’s a warm, cheesy dish that takes brie cheese to the next level. This cheese is baked in the oven and the result is a gooey, molten wheel of cheese that has a creamy texture and is absolutely delicious. It’s like a super simple fondue hack and is the perfect party food.
We’re sharing everything you need to know and tips on how to choose the right brie cheese and what toppings to add.
It’s one of the easiest and most impressive appetizers you can make! A simple, melted wheel of cheese served with crackers, Jam, fruit, and a drizzle of honey or syrup. This baked brie recipe never fails to please a crowd!
The Easiest Appetizer You Will Ever Make
It’s one of the easiest and most impressive appetizers you can make! Although this warm brie looks and tastes like an elegant appetizer, it could not be easier to make! It’s a party staple and works for any event. You can adjust the toppings to seasonal fruit or savory olives.
Serve this melted baked brie recipe with an assortment of your favorite crackers, as well as some jam (like fig jam) and fresh fruit. Finish things off with a drizzle of honey or maple syrup.
Your guests will be impressed by your culinary skills and they’ll love this cheesy party appetizer!
Brie is a soft, creamy cheese that’s made from cow’s milk. It originates from France and is named after the region where it’s made, Brie. Brie is made by adding rennet to raw milk, which causes the milk to curdle. The curds are then strained and placed in a mold. The cheese is then ripened for a few weeks. Once it’s ripe, the cheese is ready to eat.
How to This Make Baked Brie Recipe
This dish is so easy to make and only requires a few ingredients. The most important ingredient is, of course, the brie cheese. You’ll want to choose a brie that is soft and ripe. We like to use an aged brie because it has a more intense flavor.
Here’s everything you need to make baked brie.
Wheel of Brie Cheese – A round, soft cheese that’s typically made from cow’s milk. It’s a popular cheese for baking and can be found in most grocery stores.
Honey – Adds sweetness to the cheese. It’s a great way to balance out the flavors in the dish. Use good quality, local honey.
Fresh Thyme or Fresh Rosemary – Use any fresh herb you prefer or have on hand. Herbs add a variety of flavors to cheese, depending on the type of herb you use. Some common herbs that are used to flavor cheese are rosemary, thyme, and basil.
Pepper – Fresh pepper adds a bit of heat and spice to the cheese. It’s a great way to add some flavor to the dish without making it too spicy.
Prepare a baking dish with parchment paper.
Make small slits in a crosshatch pattern over the top of the cheese. This allows heat to escape as it melts and the cheese to become like lava!
Drizzle with honey and add fresh thyme and pepper over the top.
Loosely cover with tinfoil.
Place it on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Bake at 375 degrees for about 10 minutes.
Remove the foil and bake for another 10 minutes until the top is a very light golden brown and the cheese is melted and bubbly.
If you’re making a marinated olive topping, simmer the ingredients in a small skillet while the cheese is baking. Then pour it over the melted cheese.
Marinated Olive Topping
The recipe is in the recipe card below.
Personally, we think this is one of the best toppings for this easy appetizer. It’s easy to make on the stovetop while the cheese is baking. Then it’s poured over the melted cheese making it a savory cheese dip. It’s good!!
Baked Brie Toppings
There are endless possibilities when it comes to toppings for baked brie. You can keep it simple with just a drizzle of honey or syrup. Or, get creative and add some seasonal fruit or savory toppings. You can make it festive for your next holiday party. Some of our favorite toppings include:
- Apricot jam
- Raspberry jam
- Sliced almonds
- Pine Nuts
- Fresh Herbs
- Chopped fresh thyme
- Marinated olives
- Chili crunch
Pro Tip – Always bake the cheese and topping separately. Add the sliced fruit or berries on a baking sheet with honey and pop them in the oven for a few minutes until soft.
Tips for Making The Best Baked Brie
Prep the cheese and have it ready to go in the oven 10 minutes before guests arrive. That way it’s perfectly melty and delicious to eat right away.
If you need to reheat your baked brie, place it back on the baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for about five minutes, or until warmed through.
Baked brie is best served immediately after it’s been baked. However, if you need to make it ahead of time, it will stay gooey for about 30 minutes.
When choosing a brie you’ll want to choose an affordable soft, ripe cheese. Any brie wheel from the grocery store will work.
8 ounces of baked brie will serve about 4 guests.
What to Serve with Baked Brie
Serve your baked brie with an assortment of crackers and fruit slices. This appetizer is also great to add to a charcuterie board. You can serve this gooey cheese wheel with other dips and apps for a complete meal.
Here are some dipping options that go great with baked brie:
- Crackers and Crostini
- Crusty Bread and Baguette Slices
- Pita Chips
- Apple slices
- Pear Slices
- Sliced Raddish
What to Bake Brie In
Bake brie in an oven-safe dish. Here are some options:
- Baking Dish
- Baking Sheet
- Small Cast Iron Skillet
- Ceramic Baking Dish
How To Make Baked Brie in Puff Pastry
If you want to get really fancy, you can make baked brie in puff pastry. It’s a bit more work but so worth it!
- To make baked brie in puff pastry, start by rolling out a sheet of puff pastry.
- Then, place the brie in the center.
- Wrap the puff pastry around the brie, sealing it at the seams.
- Brush with an egg wash.
- Then, bake according to the directions.
Frequently Asked Questions
Don’t bother removing the rind before baking brie. The rind is edible and adds a lot of flavor to the dish. Brie is a soft cheese, so the rind will become nice and soft when baked.
Yes, you can bake brie! Baked brie is a delicious, cheesy appetizer that’s perfect for parties and get-togethers. When it’s baked it becomes gooey and makes an amazing cheese dip.
Bake brie in an oven for about 20 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and gooey.
Cover the brie with tinfoil and bake brie at 375 degrees for about 10 minutes. Then uncover the cheese and bake for another 10 minutes.
What do you bake brie in?
Baked brie in a baking dish or on a baking sheet. Line the dish with parchment paper so the brie won’t stick and you can transfer it to a serving platter.
Can you microwave brie?
Yes, you can microwave brie. Microwave brie for about 30 seconds, or until the cheese is soft and gooey.
What is the best way to reheat brie?
The best way to reheat brie is in the oven. Place the brie on a baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 5 minutes.
Can you overcook baked brie?
Yes, you can overcook brie. If you bake it for too long, the cheese will become dry and crumbly.
How do you store brie?
Brie can be stored in the fridge for up to two weeks. If you’re not going to eat it right away, you can store it in the freezer for up to six months.
How long does it take brie to melt in the oven?
It should take about 20 minutes for the brie to melt in the oven.
What is a good substitute for brie?
If you don’t have brie, you can use another soft cheese like Camembert or Chevre.
How long does a Brie cheese wheel last?
Brie cheese is a soft cheese, so it doesn’t last as long as hard cheeses. However, the rind of the brie also helps to keep the cheese fresh. A brie cheese wheel will last for about two weeks in the fridge.
When to Serve Baked Brie
Baked brie is the perfect appetizer for the holiday season and parties, game day gatherings, and get-togethers with friends. Here are some occasions when you can serve baked brie.
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Now that you know how to make this easy-baked brie recipe it’s time to get creative with your toppings! Try a variety of jams and different nuts too!
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Baked Brie Recipe
- 8 ounces brie, 1 wheel brie cheese
- 1 tbsp honey
- 2 tsp fresh herb, thyme or rosemary
- 1 tsp pepper
- 3/4 cup green olives, pitted
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tbsp lemon zest
- Prepare a baking dish with parchment paper.
- Make small slits into a crosshatch pattern over the top of the cheese. This allows heat to escape as it melts and the cheese to become like lava!
- Drizzle with honey and add fresh thyme and pepper over the top.
- Loosely cover with tinfoil.
- Place it on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Bake at 375 degrees for about 10 minutes.
- Remove the foil and bake for another 10 minutes until the top is a very light golden brown and the cheese is melted and bubbly.
- While the brie is baking make the olives.
- In a skillet, over low heat add all of the ingredients.
- Simmer until everything is warm and soft.
- Pour the warm olives over the bubbly melted cheese and serve.