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Baked Brie with Jam

Nothing like crackers and fresh fruit paired with delicious melted cheese to kick off any holiday gathering. This the Bake Brie with Jam appetizer is not only the easiest to make but also the tastiest.

baked brie with jam and toasted pecans

Baked Brie with Jam Recipe

I know the holidays are always very busy so I am here with a recipe for one of the easiest appetizers around.

Imagine rich melty cheese, topped with the sweetness of the jam, and crunchy nuts.

Perfect all by itself or make it the center of your charcuterie board. Want to leave out the jam? Make Baked Brie with Honey instead.

I love it so much I bake it in phyllo cups and switch up the flavors. Check out my Raspberry Brie Cups and my Apricot Pistachio Brie Cups.

cheesy party appetizer with nuts and raspberry jam

What is Brie Cheese?

This delicious cheese comes from France originally but you can find it just about everywhere now.

It’s a creamy cheese, soft on the inside, and covered in an edible rind with a slightly tangy flavor.

Made from cow’s milk, it can be made with goat’s milk making it perfect to pair with some many things.

What to Serve with Baked Brie with Jam

  • baguette slices
  • grapes
  • apple slices
  • crackers
  • fresh vegetables
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simple ingredients for an easy holiday appetizer

Ingredients Needed

Brie – Use an 8 oz wheel of brie or slightly larger.

Jam – I prefer raspberry preserves but use your favorite jam.

Nuts – Pecans or walnuts are delicious. Use any combo of different nuts you prefer.

Herbs – I like fresh rosemary and fresh thyme.

Serving – Serve with crackers, grapes, apples, or bread slices.

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How to Make Baked Brie with Jam

First: Preheat the oven to 400F. Unwrap the round of brie and make a few little hash marks on the top of the wheel of brie.

Second: Place in an oven-safe baking dish or a cookie sheet. Cover with the jam and chopped nuts.

Third: Place the fresh herbs around the cheese. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until very soft in the center.

Fourth: Remove and place on a serving platter. Garnish with fresh herbs.

Serve with your favorite crackers, grapes, apples, and bread slices.

For the full recipe and detailed instructions, please refer to the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

easy appetizer of baked brie with jam and nuts

How long does it last?

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.

Reheat in the oven or microwave in short intervals until melted again.

Do you remove the rind from brie cheese before baking?

The brie rind is edible but if you prefer to remove it that is a personal preference.

If you want to remove it just trim it off the top of the cheese and leave the sides and bottom.

This will contain the cheese from spreading all over the dish.

hand holding a crostini with slice of melted brie cheese

What jam goes best with brie cheese?

I prefer a tart or sour jam like raspberry or cherry but feel free to use a sweet jam like fig or apricot jam.

Basically any flavor of jam or fruit spread that you like.

Do you have to bake brie before eating?

Most of the time I serve it, I bake it to make it all melty and spread it on crackers.

But you can serve it cold. I like to slice it and place it on sandwiches.

knife cutting into a wheel of brie topped with jam and nuts

Tapas Tips & Tricks

  • If using a smaller dish, line with parchment paper so you can remove it to a larger serving tray.
  • Use a full wheel or smaller wedge of brie.
  • Bring the brie to room temperature before baking.
  • You can leave the top on the brie just cut hashmarks in the top with a sharp knife.
  • Want to keep it savory, try it with tomato bacon jam or caramelized onions.
  • Wrap in a puff pastry sheet for more flavor and texture. Or substitute crescent roll dough.

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bake brie with jam appetizer for your holiday party

This Baked Brie Appetizer is is perfect for serving during the busy holiday season. Top with strawberry jam, raspberry jam, or simply maple syrup.

baked brie with jam and topped with toasted pecans

Baked Brie with Jam Recipe

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Nothing like crackers and fresh fruit paired with delicious melted cheese to kick off any holiday gathering. This the Bake Brie with Jam appetizer is not only the easiest to make but also the tastiest.

Ingredients

  • 1 (8oz) wheel of Brie cheese
  • 1/3 cup raspberry jam (or favorite jam)
  • ¼ cup chopped pecans
  • Fresh rosemary or thyme
  • Crackers, grapes, and bread slices for serving

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400F
  2. Unwrap the round of brie and make a few little hash marks on the top of the brie.
  3. Place in an oven safe baking dish. (If using a smaller dish, line with parchment paper so you can remove it to a larger serving tray)
  4. Cover with the jam and chopped nuts. Place the fresh herbs around the cheese.
  5. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until very soft in the center.
  6. Remove and place on a serving tray.
  7. Garnish with fresh herbs.
  8. Serve with crackers, grapes, apples, and bread slices.

Notes

  • If using a smaller dish, line with parchment paper so you can remove it to a larger serving tray.
  • Use a full wheel or smaller wedge of brie.
  • Bring the brie to room temperature before baking.
  • You can leave the top on the brie just cut hashmarks in the top with a sharp knife.
  • Wrap in a puff pastry sheet for more flavor and texture. Or substitute crescent roll dough.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 89Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 48mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 1gSugar: 8gProtein: 2g

This nutrition information was generated via a third party. I can not be held liable for any discrepancies in the information provided.

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