Blackberry Thyme Baked Cheese

Blackberry Thyme Baked CheeseA romantic and delicious baked cheese appetizer perfect for Valentine’s Day!

Blackberry Thyme Baked Cheese! Make with Camembert and Brie, made with roasted blackberries. A beautiful and delicious appetizer or wine pairing! | The Cookie RookieI’ve agreed to stay in this Valentine’s Day.  Typically Pat and I head out and splurge on an expensive steak dinner, but this year we are making dinner at home! I’ve been testing and trying new recipes for months looking absolutely perfect romantic appetizers, dinners, and of course drinks to make for the big day.  The only requirement for the appetizer part??? CHEESE.  If I’m staying in, then there has to be ooey, gooey, delicious cheese.  This appetizer is perfect.  Romantic, delicious, bursting with flavor, AND starring my main squeeze…cheese.  I can’t wait for you to try this!

This is such a fun and share-able appetizer.  It’s super simple, and barely takes any prep time.  Perfect for Valentine’s Day.  I need to leave lots of time for opening all the romantic presents Pat will be giving me! (kidding…but this recipe really is SUPER simple)

I’m posting a cocktail recipe on Tuesday using the same fruit and syrup prep used in this app.  I plan to make a double batch of the berries and use half for this baked cheese, and half for Blackberry Ombre Sparklers! It’s going to be a great Valentine’s Day! (Click HERE for a sneak peak of the Ombre Sparkler!!!)

I used a creamy Camembert for this baked cheese, but I plan on using a brie for Valentine’s Day.  I LOVE Camembert, but Pat thinks its a bit strong.  Both are delicious, just different.  Brie would be sweeter and milder.  Let me know which cheese you like best!

Blackberry Thyme Baked Cheese! Make with Camembert and Brie, made with roasted blackberries. A beautiful and delicious appetizer or wine pairing! | The Cookie Rookie Blackberry Thyme Baked Cheese! Make with Camembert and Brie, made with roasted blackberries. A beautiful and delicious appetizer or wine pairing! | The Cookie Rookie Blackberry Thyme Baked Cheese! Make with Camembert and Brie, made with roasted blackberries. A beautiful and delicious appetizer or wine pairing! | The Cookie Rookie Blackberry Thyme Baked Cheese! Make with Camembert and Brie, made with roasted blackberries. A beautiful and delicious appetizer or wine pairing! | The Cookie Rookie Blackberry Thyme Baked Cheese! Make with Camembert and Brie, made with roasted blackberries. A beautiful and delicious appetizer or wine pairing! | The Cookie Rookie Blackberry Thyme Baked Cheese! Make with Camembert and Brie, made with roasted blackberries. A beautiful and delicious appetizer or wine pairing! | The Cookie Rookie Blackberry Thyme Baked Cheese! Make with Camembert and Brie, made with roasted blackberries. A beautiful and delicious appetizer or wine pairing! | The Cookie Rookie

Whichever cheese you choose, you can bet this Blackberry Thyme Baked Cheese will be a creamy and delicious hit with your hunny this VDay.

Be sure to have lots of French Bread on standby, let no cheese be left behind! Enjoy <3

Blackberry Thyme Baked Cheese

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Author: Becky Hardin - The Cookie Rookie
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh blackberries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme
  • 1 circle of Brie or Camembert cheese
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt I used merlot flavored pink sea salt. Any sea salt will do, but the colored salt was a fun twist! I found it at Whole Foods
  • Crusty French Bread for dipping

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F
  2. In a small saucepan, combine blackberries, sugar, and water. Bring to a boil on high heat, and then reduce to a simmer and let cook for approximately 12-15 minutes. The blackberries will become soft and bright in color and a pinkish purple syrup will form. Take off of the heat and drain the blackberries, keeping the syrup in a separate bowl. Set both aside.
  3. Take the cheese out of the wrapping and cut the top rind off, cutting only about 1/4 inch down, just to take off the top rind. Place the cheese back into its wooden box, or directly on a parchment lined baking sheet, rind side down.
  4. Sprinkle the cheese with the thyme and sea salt. Bake for 8-10 minutes, until cheese if visibly melty (yum!)
  5. Take out of oven and drizzle with syrup. Top with the blackberries. Serve with French bread for dipping. Enjoy!
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Comments

Susie Gall
Beautiful!!
Marye
This looks incredible! I love blackberries and the addition of a gooey cheese? Just wow.
Heather | girlichef
This is all it would take to make me happy - that's happiness right there!
Carey | WorldofPastabilities
Are you kidding me?? This looks AMAZING!! I'm with you about "cheese"....my true love! I'll be making this for myself first...and then for my family! :)
    Becky Hardin
    I love the way you think Carey!!! Ha thanks for stopping by, we need to chat soon! And you need to come to some conferences with me!!!
      Kelli
      Can I use blueberries? Husband doesn't like seeds in blackberries
Joanie @ ZagLeft
So pretty - and easy too! There's nothing better than gooey cheese, I could make a meal out of it!
    Becky Hardin
    Thank you Joanie!!! Yes I could totally eat this for a meal too. Never too much cheese! :)
Melanie | Melanie Makes
Absolutely stunning photos, Becky - WOW!
Julie @ Tastes of Lizzy T
Oh my goodness, this looks amazing. I think I need to make this someday when no one else is around so I can enjoy it all myself. :)
Patricia @ Grab a Plate
Looks absolutely delicious! I love the blackberries and thyme combo! Yum!
Cathie
This looks crazy delicious!
Kelley
This looks and sounds amazing! I love the blackberry thyme combo! And so smart to make a double batch for the drinks.. yum!!
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