Baked Brie with Jam is an easy party appetizer that use only 4 ingredients. It's perfect for your next holiday party and there are lots of variation ideas. This baked brie recipe is made without puff pastry so it's even easier and faster to make!
Melted brie cheese topped with a sweet jam and crunchy nuts is the best pairing! Pair with a sliced baguette or crackers. Perfect alongside other holiday appetizers like Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus, Pesto Feta Phyllo Cup Appetizer, or 4-Ingredient Sea Salt Chocolate Almond Clusters. Don't forget about adding some festive drinks like this Cranberry Moscow Mule or Cranberry Gin Cocktail.
⭐Why I Love it
- Only Four Ingredients - All you need is brie, jam, some nuts, and fresh thyme!
- Easy Appetizer - I love that this Baked Brie with jam recipe takes only 5 minutes to prep!
- Brie Cheese - Brie cheese gets so gooey when melted and it's perfect spread on bread slices.
- Brie Cheese - Creamy brie melts so well and is the perfect flavor pairing. Also try making Puff Pastry Brie Bites or Brie Grilled Cheese.
- Jam - I used a fig jam, but you can use any jam you like!
- Chopped Pecans - You can swap in another nut of choice or omit for allergies.
- Fresh Thyme - I like to add some fresh thyme after baking for some freshness and color, but you can omit as well.
- For serving - Baguette slices, crostini, crackers, or pretzels.
See the recipe card for full information on ingredients and quantities.
- Other Topping Ideas: Raspberry Jam, Blackberry Jam, Apple Butter, Pumpkin Butter, Cranberry Sauce, Pepper Jelly, Apricot Preserves.
- Other Toppings: Chopped Pecans or Almonds, Chopped Fresh Rosemary, Flaky Sea Salt
🔪Step By Step Instructions
It is so easy to make Baked Brie with Jam! It only takes 5 minutes or less to prep then into the oven.
Photo 1 - Place the wheel of brie on a parchment lined baking sheet or in a small baking dish. Use a sharp knife to cut slits through the rind on top of the brie.
Photo 2 - Spread the jam over the top of the brie.
Photo 3 - Sprinkle with the nuts.
Photo 4 - Bake in the preheated oven. Keep an eye on it in the final few minutes. You want to remove from the oven when the brie is just starting to melt out of the cross hatching (like the picture).
🍽Leftovers, Storage, and Reheating
Leftovers and Storage: Leftover Baked Brie with Jam can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.
Reheating: I recommend reheating in the oven. Place the Brie back on a baking sheet or in an oven safe dish and bake at 350 degrees F until warmed and melty again.
- Don't Over Bake - Pull the baked brie out of the oven when it is just starting to ooze and melt. It will continue to melt outside of the oven from the residual heat. If you bake it too long, it may melt all over the place.
While you can remove the rind, you don't need to! The rind is edible and it is far less noticeable when the brie is baked and melted. The rind also helps the cheese hold its shape while being baked so it doesn't all melt out.
Pairing a sweet fruit jam is the perfect pairing to the creamy flavor of brie. Some great jam choices to pair with brie is fig jam, raspberry jam, apricot jam, or blackberry jam.
You do not need to cover brie when baking. It gets warm and melty fast enough without getting overly brown on top.
Baked Brie is great served with something for dipping in the melted cheese, like baguette slices or crackers. It also pairs well with different fruit on the side, like apple slices, peaches, or apricots.
Yes, the rind on the brie is safe to eat. When baking brie, the rind helps contain the melty brie cheese.
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Baked Brie with Jam
Baked Brie with Jam is an easy party appetizer that use only 4 ingredients. It's perfect for your next holiday party and there are lots of variation ideas.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Total Time: 25 minutes
- Yield: 4-6 servings
- Category: Appetizer
- Method: Oven
- Cuisine: American
- 8oz brie cheese
- ⅓ cup jam, I used fig jam
- 2 tablespoons chopped pecans
- Fresh Thyme, for garnish
- Baguette slices, crostini, or crackers. For serving.
- Preheat Oven to 350 degrees F.
- Prep Brie - Place the wheel of brie on a parchment lined baking sheet or in a small baking dish. Use a sharp knife to cut slits through the rind on top of the brie. Don't cut too deep - you only want to cut through the top rind, not the cheese itself.
- Top Brie - Spread the jam over the top of the brie and sprinkle with the nuts.
- Bake - Bake in the preheated oven for about 15-20 minutes. Keep an eye on it in the final few minutes. You want to remove from the oven when the brie is just starting to melt out of the cross hatching - if you bake it too long it will melt into a puddle.
- Serve - I like to use a spatula to transfer the brie to a serving plate, then sprinkle with fresh thyme and serve immediately while warm and gooey.
Don't Over Bake - Pull the brie out of the oven when it is just starting to ooze and melt. It will continue to melt outside of the oven from the residual heat. If you bake it too long, it may melt all over the place.
Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.
- Serving Size: ⅙ of Baked Brie
- Calories: 192
- Sugar: 8.9 g
- Sodium: 243.9 mg
- Fat: 12.1 g
- Carbohydrates: 12.8 g
- Fiber: 0.4 g
- Protein: 8.1 g
- Cholesterol: 37.9 mg
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