May 19, 2022

Baked Brie with Jam

Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
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This baked brie recipe is one for the record books! Warm Baked Brie with Jam is one of the easiest appetizers. It takes 20 minutes and you only need 5 ingredients!

It's fruity and creamy, slightly savory and sweet, with a nice crunch from the almonds and a hint of sharp minty flavors from the fresh thyme. It's quite an experience for your taste buds.

baked brie with jam on a cheese board

Step aside cheese boards, we've got a new kid in town! This warm and melty, sweet and savory, uber delicious baked brie with jam is SO good. And it's here to stay.

After you take your first bite, you'll know what I'm talking about. Imagine this - melted cheese on a baking dish (or sheet pan) with your favorite jam, some nuts, a pinch of fresh herbs.

This cheesy party appetizer will 'wow' the tastebuds of all of your guests!

brie, fresh strawberries, crackers, and bread on a serving board

I love an easy dish and this baked brie recipe is truly just that! Super easy and quick. In fact, all you need is 20 minutes - start to finish. Best part, it's the perfect dish for a busy holiday season and is such an elegant appetizer without all of the hassle.

Save time making a cheese board and make this brie appetizer. Or do both - because cheese is delicious. Keep this around for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and especially New Year's in the lineup of easy holiday appetizers. You can also bring this to cookouts or gatherings. I can guarantee you, everyone will be asking you to make it over and over again as they scarf it down!


What is brie?

Brie is a soft cheese made from cow's milk. It's texture is soft and it tastes like a sharp yet creamy and smooth cheese.

Brie pairs well with different types of jam, nuts, and breads. Also note, the rind is edible so do not remove it!

ingredients

ingredients

This baked brie with jam recipe on has 5 ingredients. FIVE! Don't believe me, see below

Creamy Brie Cheese - You can find brie at your local grocery store in the cheese section. They also sell it at Target so it shouldn't be too hard to find! I used an 8 oz wheel for this recipe. If you're making this dish for a crowd, I would suggest using a 16 oz wheel.

Strawberry Jam or Preserves- you can a different type of jam, however, strawberries are in season and I really wanted something fun for summer that could also be enjoyed during the holidays! Fig jam is also delicious with this dish.

Thyme - fresh thyme adds a nice minty earthy flavor to tone down the sweetness of the recipe and really give it balance.

Almonds - for that crunch! Honestly, the melty cheese with the crunchy almonds mixed with the sweetness of the jam is my favorite part. If you don't like almonds, you can use different nuts!

Crackers - I used a mix of crackers and fresh bread (baguette slices) to enjoy this baked brie recipe.

baked brie with jam and almonds

how to make baked brie with jam


No special equipment needed! Just a cookie sheet or a cast iron skillet / small oven-safe dish.

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper. Remove brie from packaging and place brie on prepared baking sheet.
  2. Use a sharp knife to make slits in the brie and open up the slits and gently press the strawberry preserves on top. Sprinkle fresh thyme on top and add sliced almonds.
  3. Bake for 10-15 minutes, until cheese is nice and melty.
  4. Place on a serving plate and add fresh fruit, bread, and or crackers.

That's it! No puff pastry or crescent roll dough, no difficulty instructions - just baked brie, some delicious toppings, and a fun appetizer for literally any occasion.

Serve with your favorite crackers, bread, fresh fruit, or even breadsticks! Bon appetit!

Tips and Substitutions

  • If you're making this for a larger crowd, you can use a 16 oz wheel. (just be sure to double the rest of the ingredients in the recipe too!)
  • Brie doesn't last as long as other cheeses, so be mindful of the expiration date.
  • If you can't find brie, camembert works here too! If you can't find either of those, try  Coulommiers or Reblochon cheeses.
  • I used fresh thyme, however, if you're unable to find fresh thyme or don't have any, dried thyme will work just fine. You'd only need ¼ teaspoon if using dried thyme.
  • Be sure to use round blocks of brie as opposed to the chunks or a wedge of brie.
  • Don't overcook the brie! I recommend not baking it any longer than 15 minutes or else it'll get soupy. If this happens, let the cheese cool for 15 minutes.
brie, fresh strawberries, crackers, and bread on a serving board

How to Store and Reheat Baked Brie

  • Brie stores really well! If you have leftovers, cover with plastic wrap or place in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for 5-7 days.
  • When it's time to reheat it, warm brie in the microwave for 1 minute OR bake in the oven again at 350 for 10 minutes.

FAQs

Do I need to remove the rind?

Nope! The rind is edible and helps to keep the round structure of the brie. Leave the rind on.

What to serve with baked brie?

Crackers, fresh fruit, bread, crostinis, a good wine, and pita chips too!
As for wine, I'd recommend Chardonnay or Viognier as a great wine pairing. I also recommend a brut champagne.

What other toppings can I use?

Feel free to get creative! You can use raspberry preserves with pistachios and rosemary, you can also do apricot jam with thyme and pecans! With the apricot jam, I love adding a little honey on top too. The possibilities are limitless!

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baked brie with jam on a cheese board

Baked Brie with Jam

By: Britney Chamberlain
Melty Baked Brie with jam, fresh thyme, almonds, and crackers! This baked brie recipe is only 5 ingredients and SO easy and quick to make!
Serving: 8
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
Calories: 159kcal

Equipment

  • Baking Sheet

Ingredients

  • 8 oz Brie wheel
  • 3 tbsps Strawberry Preserves
  • 1 tsp Fresh Thyme
  • ¼ cup Sliced Almonds

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Make horizontal and vertical slits in the brie and top with strawberry preserves, fresh thyme, and almonds.
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes, until cheese becomes melted but isn't soupy. (TIP: press with the back of a spoon to see if the cheese has melted on the inside)
  • Place on a serving board and enjoy with bread, crackers, fruit, etc.

Notes

  • If you're making this for a larger crowd, you can use a 16 oz wheel. (just be sure to double the rest of the ingredients in the recipe too!)
  • Brie doesn't last as long as other cheeses, so be mindful of the expiration date.
  • If you can't find brie, camembert works here too! If you can't find either of those, try  Coulommiers or Reblochon cheeses.
  • I used fresh thyme, however, if you're unable to find fresh thyme or don't have any, dried thyme will work just fine. You'd only need ¼ teaspoon if using dried thyme.
  • Be sure to use round blocks of brie as opposed to the sliced brie/triangular chunks/wedges of brie.
  • Don't overcook the brie! I recommend not baking it any longer than 15 minutes or else it'll get soupy. If this happens, let the cheese cool for 15 minutes.

Nutrition

Calories: 159kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 181mg | Potassium: 105mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 180IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword baked brie, baked brie recipe, baked brie with jam, how to serve brie, recipes with brie cheese

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  1. 5 stars
    Thus tasted so so good and I especially loved the thyme notes that elevated the overall flavor and made the berry notes stand out! 10/10!!

  2. 5 stars
    This was such a simple dish but really pulled together the appetizer board as a graduation party I hosted. Tasted delicious, too!

  3. 5 stars
    Such an elegant and easy dish. I served it for a girl's night aperitivo and everyone love it!

  4. 5 stars
    I made this as an appetizer for a dinner party and it was a crowd favorite. Next time, I'll add the honey, as you suggested. I can't wait to make this again!

  5. 5 stars
    I have a weakness for baked brie so it was odd that I had never made it myself. Using rosemary from my backyard, this recipe was a certified winner.

  6. 5 stars
    My daughter loves brie, so we added this to our holiday weekend menu. The addition of thyme really added a new level of flavor. So good!

  7. 5 stars
    Everyone at my Memorial Day cookout loved this appetizer. They all want the recipe so I’ve sent this link to all of my friends. Thanks for this recipe, it was yummy!