Blackberry Thyme Baked Cheese

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked cheese
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 261kcal
Author: Becky Hardin - The Cookie Rookie
Blackberry Thyme Baked Cheese...A romantic and delicious baked cheese appetizer perfect for Valentine's Day!
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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!

Nutrition

Calories: 261kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 544mg | Potassium: 108mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 4.4% | Vitamin C: 4.2% | Calcium: 7.3% | Iron: 8.5%