Baked Brie with Honey is the ultimate holiday appetizer. If you are needing an easy appetizer to serve this Christmas make this 2 ingredient Brie.

Baked brie on crackers with a side of fruit
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To make it a show stopper appetizer recipe, we also like to serve topped with cranberry sauce. This ooey, gooey cheesy appetizer is rich, decadent and always is a crowd favorite.

This recipe for baked brie appetizer is quick and easy and so beautifully displayed on your holiday table. This baked brie is perfect served on a platter or display on your holiday charcuterie board.

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What is Baked Brie?

Baked Brie is almost like a cheese dip. It is rich and flavorful and perfect served with fruit and crackers. Brie is baked and then the rind is cut to display the best melted cheese.

It is really is the best party appetizer as their very little prep work and you only need 2 ingredients.

Ingredients

Baked brie and a jar of honey
  • Wheel of Brie 12-14 oz
  • Honey

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Variations

There are a variety of ways to serve this Christmas Baked Brie Cheese. This ultimate appetizer is always a great way to have your friends and family to gather and catch up. These are some of our favorite brie toppings.

  • Top with Cranberry Sauce
  • Apricot Jam
  • Cranberry Jam
  • Strawberry Jam
  • Raspberry Jam
  • Diced Apples
  • Pomegranate Seeds
  • Maple Syrup
  • Chopped Nuts – Pistachio Seeds, toasted pecans, or sliced almonds

How to Make Baked Brie:

  • Step 1 – Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Brie on a baking sheet and a bowl of honey

Step 2 – Place the brie on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. 

Drizzling honey over the top of the brie

Step 3 – Leave the rind on. Drizzle the honey on top of the brie. 

  • Step 5 – Bake in a preheated oven for 15-20 minutes until the cheese is soft. 
  • Step 6 – To make sure that the cheese is done, gently touch the center of the wheel of brie.  The cheese should feel very soft in the center.
  • Step 7 – Move the cheese to a serving platter.  Then serve with crackers and fruit.

Recipe Tips

  • Brie – We usually choose a budget friendly wedge of brie when making this recipe. If you choose an expensive brie or a economical brie it will stay bake delicious and cheesy.
  • Gooey Cheese – Bake brie is best served immediately to get the best cheesy serving. After about 15 minutes the cheese is still good but it will become more of a spreadable cheese.
  • Reheating Brie – If you have leftover Brie, you can simply place in the microwave and reheat. It only takes a minute or two for the brie to be melted again.
  • Baking Brie – Make sure to bake brie in a large enough pan with parchment paper. This allows you to easily transport it to a shallow serving platter.
  • Rind – After baking the brie we usually remove the rind, but the rind is edible if you prefer to leave it on.
Baked Brie displayed on a platter with crackers and fruit

Serving Suggestions

  • Thick Crackers – When serving this baked brie make sure to choose a thicker cracker. Thin chips and crackers will not be strong enough to scoop this thick cheese.
  • Crispy Loaf Bread – I like to go to my local bakery and they usually have sliced mini bread that is perfectly served with this appetizer.
  • Fruit – Cheese, fruit and crackers just go together. They balance well and we like serving this combination. We suggest grapes, slice apples, or pears.

How to Bake with Puff Pastry

Another option is to add a puff pastry to the brie. If you add a puff pasty then really no additional toppings are needed. It is definitely not necessary, but it does add additional layer and flavor to the cheesy appetizer.

  • Prepare Brie by cutting off the top skin off the brie.
  • Place a single layer of puff pastry on the baking sheet.
  • Top the puff pastry with the brie and add a tablespoon of jam of your choice.
  • Fold the puff pastry around the brie to cover. Remove any excess dough. Feel free to add a egg wash over the top of the puff pastry. This adds to the crispy, golden brown texture after baking.
  • Bake Brie wrapped in puff pastry in a preheated oven at 375 degrees for about 25 minutes. The puff pastry should be golden brown before removing from the oven.
  • Allow baked brie to rest for a few minutes before serving.

How to Store Leftovers

Easy Baked brie is best served immediately. But if you do have leftovers, place the baked brie in an air tight container for up to 3 days.

When you are ready to serve again, reheat in the microwave for a minute or two to melt the cheese again.

Baked Brie displayed on a platter with crackers and fruit

Do you take the rind off Brie before baking?

Leave the rind on the Brie before baking. This allows the cheese to keep its shape while baking. The rind is edible so you can leave it on for serving or remove it so it is easier for dipping your crackers in.

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Baked Brie with Honey

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Baked Brie is the ultimate holiday appetizer. If you are needing an easy appetizer to serve this Christmas make this 2 ingredient Brie.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Appetizer
Calories 211

Ingredients

  • 1 Wheel of Brie (12-14 oz)
  • 2 Tablespoons Honey
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Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Place the brie on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Leave the rind on.
  • Drizzle the honey on top of the brie.
  • Bake in a preheated oven for 15-20 minutes until the cheese is soft.
  • To make sure that the cheese is done, gently touch the center of the wheel of brie.  The cheese should feel very soft in the center.
  • Move the cheese to a serving platter.  Then serve with crackers and fruit.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 211kcal, Carbohydrates 6g, Protein 12g, Fat 16g, Saturated Fat 10g, Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5g, Monounsaturated Fat 5g, Cholesterol 57mg, Sodium 357mg, Potassium 90mg, Fiber 0.01g, Sugar 6g, Vitamin A 336IU, Vitamin C 0.03mg, Calcium 105mg, Iron 0.3mg

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