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

  • Preheat oven to 400F
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Sprinkle the cheese with the thyme and sea salt. Bake for 8-10 minutes, until cheese if visibly melty (yum!)
  • Take out of oven and drizzle with syrup. Top with the blackberries. Serve with French bread for dipping. Enjoy!