Baked Brie with Jam

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This baked brie with jam tastes amazing, is SO EASY to make, and is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. It’s a delicious holiday appetizer!

Baked Brie topped with honey, cranberry sauce, pecans, and rosemary.
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  1. Ingredients in Easy Baked Brie with Jam
  2. How to Make Oven-Baked Brie and Jam
  3. Tips for the Best Baked Brie with Jam Recipe
  4. Variations
  5. Recipe Tip
  6. What to Serve with Homemade Baked Brie with Jam
  7. Frequently Asked Questions
  8. Storing Leftovers
  9. More Easy Cheesy Recipes
  10. How to Make Baked Brie with Jam
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Baked brie with jam is hands down my favorite easy holiday appetizer. It looks and tastes super sophisticated, but it takes minutes to make and has very few ingredients. This recipe pairs creamy, tangy cheese with tart cranberry sauce, sweet honey, crunchy pecans, and fragrant fresh rosemary.

Adding jam to this baked brie takes this appetizer to the next level! This is a quick and easy appetizer that is delicious and looks fancy without all the work during the busy holiday season. Take the stress out of finding and making an appetizer with this simple baked brie appetizer that everyone loves!

Ingredients in Easy Baked Brie with Jam

Elevate your baked brie with jam recipe by enhancing these simple ingredients on a wheel of brie. This easy appetizer recipe will be your go-to party brie every time you need to serve friends and family. Add this to your charcuterie board or cheese board, or simply leave it on a platter for easy dipping!

  • Brie cheese wheel – Brie cheese is a melty cheese with a mild, buttery, creamy taste. It is encased in a rind of white mold. I know what you are thinking, MOLD? Yes, mold. But, unlike other mold, this one won’t make you sick. It is a type of edible mold that adds texture and so much flavor to the cheese. I know it sounds weird, but trust me it is so delicious!
  • Honey – A drizzle of honey adds sweetness to the baked brie.
  • Cranberry sauce – Make your own homemade cranberry sauce or make it quicker by using the cranberry sauce from the can.
  • Pecans – Chopped pecans give this dish a bit of a crunch!
  • Fresh rosemary – Rosemary pairs perfectly with the cranberry and brie flavors. Plus, it makes it look festive and fancy!

How to Make Oven-Baked Brie and Jam

We are skipping the puff pastry sheet and using natural and healthy ingredients to make this baked brie come alive! For a smaller crowd, you can use a wedge of brie or bake the whole wheel. Baked brie with jam is the best appetizer to make quickly and easily!

  1. Prepare brie – Use a sharp knife to score the top of the brie. Place on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper, or a small casserole dish.
  2. Toppings – Start adding the toppings with honey, cranberry sauce, pecans, and fresh rosemary.
  3. Bake in the oven – Bake for 15 to 20 minutes. The cheese should be soft, but not completely melted out of shape. Move to a serving platter and serve immediately.
A slice of baguette dipped in Baked Brie.


Tips for the Best Baked Brie with Jam Recipe

Your guests are going to be dreaming of this baked brie with jam all through the holidays! It is a hit for kids to adults! This appetizer is simple to make and comes together quickly and easily right before your friends and family arrive. Follow these helpful tips to make this baked brie with jam perfect every time!

  • Quality – With brie, you will want to choose high-quality cheese that is ripe and creamy with a nutty flavor. The quality of the cheese will affect the flavor and outcome of the appetizer.
  • Flavors – Try different jams or even a spicy jelly for more flavors.
  • Add nuts – Sprinkle almonds, pecans, or walnuts overtop the baked brie with jam.
  • Don’t overbake – It is best to watch the brie as it is baking. It does not take long for the cheese to soften and become gooey in the middle. If the cheese spills over in the baking dish, it is overcooked.

Variations

Baked brie with jam is a very versatile recipe! Try it with a variation of toppings or try some of our other favorites. Make this baked brie several different ways and enjoy the flavors in various forms. The appetizer flavors are endless!

  • Maple syrup – Drizzle over top of the brie wheel for a sweet and flavorful taste!
  • Jam – Change up the jam flavor by using apricot jam, raspberry preserves, blackberry jam, or fig jam. All these have their own unique flavor and taste delicious with nuts and herbs.
  • Pumpkin butter – This is the perfect flavor in the fall with roasted pumpkin seeds and various seasonings. It is a great combination!
  • Brown sugar – You can’t go wrong with brown sugar! It is the best blend of sweetness carmelized overtop the cheese.
  • Nuts – Different nuts can create various flavors and textures. Try it with walnuts, pistachios, almonds, or macadamia nuts to add that extra crunch and flavor to every bite!
  • Herbs – Fresh herbs like fresh thyme or sage add color as well as a hint of freshness!
  • For Brie En Croute – Wrap and fold the whole thing with cheese, cranberry sauce, pecans, and rosemary in a puff pastry dough and brush with an egg wash. Bake until pastry is golden brown and flaky.

Recipe Tip

Baked Brie topped with honey, cranberry sauce, pecans, and rosemary

You have about 20 minutes from the time the baked brie with jam comes out of the oven to enjoy the perfect, dippable texture. So, make sure to bake just before serving. Also, make sure to have your dipping items prepped and ready!

What to Serve with Homemade Baked Brie with Jam

Having baked brie with jam as an appetizer is so simple and is used as a dipping appetizer. Place the oven-baked brie on a serving dish and add fruit, bread, crackers, or sliced vegetables around the outside. Gather all your friends and family to enjoy this delicious baked brie with jam recipe!

  • Fresh fruit – A juicy red grape, strawberries, cucumbers, and sliced green apples are fresh and delicious fruit to dip right into the oven-baked brie.
  • Bread – Toasted baguette slices or naan bread are a great way to dive into the dip with hard artisan bread to enjoy.
  • Crackers – Classic, plain, or wheat crackers are thick and strong to dip in or add a spoonful on top of. It is a great dipping experience!
  • Veggies – Celery, bell peppers, and carrots are always an easy option to wash and slice for dipping with an added crunch!

“I think this is the best-baked brie recipe I have ever tried! Such a delicious combination of flavors, thank you!”

-Olivia

Frequently Asked Questions

What type of jam or preserves work best with baked brie?

Baked brie pairs well with fig jam, raspberry jam, strawberry jam, cherry preserves, or even apricot jam. Garnish with dried fruit for extra texture on top. We love to use dried apricots, dried cranberries, or dried cherries.

Can I leave the rind on the brie when baking it with jam?

Yes, you leave the rind on during baking. The rind helps the cheese maintain its shape in the oven. If desired, you can cut off the top of the rind, but leave the sides and bottom on.

What do you serve with baked brie?

When serving this appetizer at a party we like to put out a serving platter of dipping options. This includes apple slices, crackers, and sliced baguettes.

What is the best temperature to bake brie?

It is best to bake brie at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. The brie wheel will melt slowly and give it that soft and dippable texture you need in under 20 minutes.

Do you eat baked brie hot or cold?

Baked Brie is best when it is hot! It is the perfect dipping and spreadable texture when it is hot.

Can I use other cheeses besides brie for this dish?

Brie is the best choice for this creamy texture and mild flavor combination you can use other soft cheeses. You will want to make sure that the cheese you use will melt. Camembert or goat cheese are other options you can try!

Storing Leftovers

This is an easy appetizer to store and reheat a few more times. Baked brie with jam is best the day of and straight out of the oven. Reheat it carefully and only reheat once or twice more for ultimate flavor!

  • Storing – Place your baked brie with jam in an airtight container and store it in the refrigerator for a few days.
  • Reheat – To reheat, place back in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit until it is warmed through. Enjoy it over and over again!

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How to Make Baked Brie with Jam

Baked Brie topped with honey, cranberry sauce, pecans, and rosemary

Baked Brie with Jam

5 from 4 votes
This baked brie with jam tastes amazing, is SO EASY to make, and is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. It’s the easiest holiday appetizer ever!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine French
Servings 6

Ingredients

  • 8 ounce brie cheese wheel
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 cup cranberry sauce
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • fresh rosemary
  • crackers, apple slices, and sliced baguette for dipping

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350. Use a sharp knife to score the top of the brie. Place on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper, or a small casserole dish.
    Brie cheese wheel scored
  • Top with honey, cranberry sauce, pecans, and fresh rosemary.
    Brie cheese wheel topped with honey, cranberry sauce, pecans, and rosemary
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes. The cheese should be soft, but not completely melted out of shape. Move to a serving platter and serve immediately.
    Baked Brie topped with honey, cranberry sauce, pecans, and rosemary

Notes

  • You have about 20 minutes from the time the baked brie comes out of the oven to enjoy the perfect, dippable texture. So, make sure to bake just before serving. Have your dipping items prepped and ready!
  • When serving Baked Brie at a party we like to put out a serving platter of dipping options. This includes apple slices, crackers, and sliced baguettes.
  • The rind helps the cheese maintain its shape in the oven. If desired, you can cut off the top of the rind, but leave the sides and bottom on.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 197kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 8gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 38mgSodium: 239mgPotassium: 83mgFiber: 1gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 231IUVitamin C: 0.2mgCalcium: 74mgIron: 0.4mg

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Kelsey Crist

Kelsey lives in Washington with her husband, Alex, and two cats, Diana and Nova. Her happy place is in the kitchen listening to an audiobook and trying new recipes. When she's not in the kitchen you can find her hiking, shopping at Trader Joe's, or playing Animal Crossing. Her favorite food is pasta and Alex loves when she makes Homemade Oreos.

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  1. 5 stars
    I think this is the best baked brie recipe I have ever tried! Such a delicious combination of flavors, thank you!

  2. 5 stars
    Baked brie is so delicious. This is one of our favorite appetizers all year long! Love it with cranberry sauce.