This easy Baked Brie recipe pairs the delicious soft cheese with apricot jam, thyme, pecans, and honey for a decadent appetizer that’s ready in 25 minutes. It only takes a few ingredients and a couple of simple steps to make this sweet and savory brie cheese!
Why We Love This Baked Brie Recipe
This soft, creamy, spreadable cheese is so simple to make and so incredibly delicious!
- Creamy. Brie is a cow’s milk cheese with a high butterfat content, making it super soft and spreadable.
- Sweet. Apricot jam and honey add a subtle fruity and floral sweetness to the cheese.
- Crunchy. Nutty pecans add the perfect crunch to the dish.
Variations on Baked Brie with Jam
Brie can range in flavor greatly, so feel free to experiment with different kinds to find the one you like best. Younger brie is mild in flavor, while older brie has a stronger and more pungent flavor. As it ages, the flavor becomes more complex and earthy.
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How to Store and Reheat
Store leftover baked brie with jam, tightly wrapped in plastic wrap in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Reheat in the microwave until melty (up to 2 minutes).
I do not recommend freezing this cheese, as it will turn out crumbly once thawed.
Serve this tasty baked brie with bacon wrapped crackers, toasted slices of skillet bread, and/or slices of apple or pear for dipping. Pair it with a glass of sparkling or white wine, crockpot apple cider, or a sparkling holiday flirtini for sipping. It would be beautiful at the center of a charcuterie board if you really want to wood guests!
I always say to use your favorite! There’s no need to shell out for an ultra-fancy brie here since it will be enhanced by the jam and thyme, but any brie works.
Nope! The rind actually helps the cheese hold its shape while baking so it doesn’t all melt out. Plus, it’s edible, so you can enjoy it with the baked cheese.
I prefer to bake mine uncovered, but if you notice it is browning too much, you can cover it loosely with aluminum foil.
Yes, it is possible to overbake it. When this happens, the cheese rehardens. Check your brie with a toothpick at around 15 minutes. If it comes out melted, it’s ready. If no cheese clings to the toothpick, it’s overbaked.
Serve this cheese at room temperature or slightly warmed to bring out the creamy texture.
If your brie is rubbery, it is likely overcooked. Overcooking the cheese can cause it to reharden and become tough.
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How to Make Baked Brie Step by Step
Prep: Preheat your oven to 350°F. Cut a square piece of parchment paper larger than your wheel of brie by 2 inches on all sides and place it in the center of a small baking sheet.
Score the Brie: Use a paring knife to slice a crisscross pattern on the top of a 12-ounce wheel of brie.
Bake the Brie: Spoon ¼ cup of apricot jam over the brie. Sprinkle on 1 tablespoon of chopped fresh thyme and bake for 20 minutes or until the brie is melted.
Top and Serve: Transfer the brie on the parchment to your serving tray. Top with 2 tablespoons of toasted pecans, a drizzle of honey, and flaky salt. Surround with the crackers and fruit. Serve and enjoy!