baked brie with jam

by Brittney

Creamy brie, sweet jam and toasted pecans — this simple yet elegant crowd-pleaser always disappears quickly! With just 5 ingredients and 5 minutes of prep, this baked brie with jam is a quick and easy appetizer perfect for the holidays!

Best served fresh out of the oven with crackers or toasted baguette slices, this easy holiday appetizer is always a hit! Our favorite version of baked brie includes fig jam, chopped dried figs and toasted pecans. But we’ve also included tips and tricks to mix it up and make this dish your own.

platter with brie, crostini and grapes

all about brie

choosing your brie

Brie is a soft cheese with a mild flavor. It becomes melty and incredibly creamy when baked, making it perfect to spread on crackers or crostini.

For this recipe, we use an 8 oz (230 g) wheel of brie. But if you’re serving a larger crowd, you might want to go with a 16 oz (450 g) wheel. Just make sure to increase the baking time as needed!

And if you can’t find brie, camembert makes a great substitute. Camembert has a slightly stronger, more earthy flavor, but still pairs well with a variety of jams.

should I remove the rind?

For this recipe, we like to leave the rind on as it provides support for the toppings. The rind of brie is completely safe to eat. And actually, I think the texture and subtle earthy flavor of the rind provides a delicious contrast to the creamy cheese inside!

That being said, if you’re making pastry wrapped baked brie (brie en croute), we do recommend removing the top of the rind so that the cheese really oozes out when cutting into it.

ingredients

the toppings

We chose our favorite toppings for this recipe (fig jam, dried figs and chopped pecans), but really there are so many delicious options! Here are a few ideas to get your creativity flowing:

In place of fig jam, you can substitute any of your favorite jams or preserves. Raspberry, strawberry and apricot jams all pair exceptionally well with creamy brie. Or you could simply go with a drizzle of honey or maple syrup!

I also like to add a little something for texture on my baked brie. While we used pecans here, you really can’t go wrong with any type of nut. Walnuts, hazelnuts, almonds and pistachios would all make great additions. And while you don’t really need to use dried fruit, we love the extra bit of texture you get from adding dried figs (dried cranberries or apricots would also work well).

Although we don’t include them in this quick recipe, herbs are an excellent way to add flavor and a pop of color to your baked brie. Try a bit of rosemary or thyme for a little flavor boost!

baking the brie

Now the final step: bake the brie at 375F (190C) for about 15 minutes. Here are a few tips to get perfectly soft and melty brie every time:

  • If you have the time, let the brie sit at room temperature for an hour before baking.
  • If the pecans are getting too toasty in the oven but the brie needs a bit longer, just drape a bit of foil over the top.
  • Make sure you have everything ready to serve the brie immediately. As it cools it will begin to firm back up.
overhead view of brie with melty cheese

baked brie: FAQs

What type of jam goes well with baked brie?

While we use fig jam here, other great options include raspberry, apricot and peach jams!

What should I serve with baked brie?

Our favorite way to serve baked brie is with toasted baguette slices. You could also serve it alongside crackers or even as part of a larger cheese board with fresh fruits, nuts and other spreads!

Can I prepare this recipe ahead of time?

Yes! You can add the toppings a day in advance and just keep the brie in the fridge until you’re ready to bake. If placing in the oven directly from the fridge, you may need to add an additional few minutes of baking.

How do you store leftovers?

Leftover baked brie can be stored in an airtight container for up to 5 days and can be reheated in the oven or microwave.

close up of brie topping: fig jam, dried figs and pecans

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platter with brie, crostini and grapes

baked brie with jam


  • Author: Brittney
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 8

Description

With just 5 ingredients and 5 minutes of prep, this baked brie with jam is a quick and easy appetizer perfect for the holidays!

Ingredients

  • brie wheel 8 oz (230 g)
  • fig jam* 3 tbsp (60 g)
  • dried figs, chopped (optional) 4 whole
  • pecans, chopped* 2 tbsp (15 g)
  • salt pinch
  • crackers for serving
  • (or toasted baguette slices)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F (190 C).
  2. Place the brie in an oven safe dish or small cast iron skillet.
  3. Spread the jam evenly over the brie and top with dried figs if using. Sprinkle with chopped pecans and a pinch of salt.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes or until the cheese is soft.
  5. Serve immediately with crackers or toasted baguette slices.

Notes

Jam: Raspberry, apricot and peach jams also work well here.

Nuts: Instead of pecans, feel free to substitute, almonds, walnuts, pistachios or your favorite nut.

  • Category: appetizer
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: global

Keywords: baked brie with jam, brie with fig jam, baked brie

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