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Baked Brie with Honey: the effortless recipe for a savory yet sweet appetizer

Total time: 20 Min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 4 people
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Unexpected guests during the holidays? Don’t worry! Here is an easy appetizer that comes together in less than 15 minutes. This honey-baked brie is savory, yet sweet, with a delicious creamy texture. Paired with your favorite crackers, it’s the perfect balance of textures. You can also serve the baked brie with a charcuterie board and cheese platter. The possibilities are endless!

The baked Brie with honey not only tastes delicious, but it also makes quite the statement on the table, which means it’s perfect for entertaining! To make it, you will need Brie, olive oil, garlic, rosemary, and walnuts. Serve with crispy crackers, and you have an appetizer that is sure to please.

Should You Take the Rind Off Brie Before Baking?

There’s no need to remove the cheese rind before baking the brie. Not only is the brie edible, but it actually adds a bit of texture. The rind also provides a nice base for the toppings like olive oil, garlic, and walnuts.

How To Make Baked Brie with Honey

To prepare the brie, make cuts into the cheese in a crisscross pattern. There’s no need to remove the rind first! Place the cheese in an oven-safe dish, then drizzle with olive oil, and top with garlic, walnuts, and honey. Bake for about 10 minutes until the cheese is gooey.

Tips

For the best presentation, it’s best to use a wheel of brie instead of wedges.

Baked brie with honey is typically served right out of the oven, while it’s still warm. Place the warm cheese wheel on a plate, and surround it with crackers or bread slices. Add fresh fruits like slices of apples, grapes, or fresh figs.

Honey Baked Brie Variations

It’s super easy to customize this recipe according to your taste preference—you can easily use the ingredients you have on hand!

Add fruits like dried figs or apricots, raisins, or dates. You can even add fruits in other forms like cranberry sauce, dried figs, or other fruit compotes, jams, and marmalade.

If you don’t have walnuts (or prefer not to use them), feel free to use other nuts like pecans, pistachios, or hazelnuts. Toast the nuts before using them for added flavor.

Honey can also be substituted with maple syrup.

How To Store Baked Brie with Honey

The brie will harden as it cools, which is why it’s necessary to eat it straight from the oven. Cooled leftover brie can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 2 days.

Reheat in the oven to make it melty again. If you reheat it in the microwave, take care not to overcook the cheese.

Ingredients
Brie
1
Olive oil
1 tsp
Honey
1 tsp
garlic, pressed
1 clove
Black pepper to taste
Rosemary
Walnuts
crackers, for serving

Instructions

Use a sharp knife to make slices into the Brie.

Season the Brie with salt and pepper, then drizzle with olive oil.

Top with garlic.

Top with rosemary and walnuts.Bake at 180°C (350°F) for 10 minutes. Be careful not to overcook the brie. It will become melty during cooking, but if it cooks too long it will harden and be unpleasant to eat.

Serve with crackers and enjoy!

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