This Baked Brie Recipe is the easiest holiday appetizer you will ever make! Ready in under 15 minutes and made with just three ingredients, learn how you can make this easy, no-fuss, gooey baked brie recipe for your next holiday gathering. Add a little extra wow to each bite and serve your brie with maple candied walnuts for an irresistible marriage of savory and sweet.
Baked Brie with Honey
If there is cheese, I will come. So serious, you guys.
Whenever I see a cheese platter at a party I am the guest that just lingers around eating with the rest of the cheese lovin’ folks until dinner is ready (or the cheese is gone). There will be attempts to walk away. So many. But somehow I always end up right back at the cheese.
And there is no way I could EVER say no to this ooey-gooey baked brie with Honey.
Made with simple ingredients, this wheel of brie is drizzled in honey, topped with rosemary, and baked. Serve with homemade maple candied walnuts and kick this delicious appetizer up a notch thanks to the irresistible combination of sweet, savory, and creamy melted brie. The result is a wheel of warm, melted cheese perfect for dipping and dunking crackers and chunks of fresh crusty bread.
It’s also one of the easiest things to make! No complicated steps and no puff pastry – just a little drizzle of honey, time in the oven, and bam! Gushing hot cheese, like lava, but less risky.
How to make Baked Brie
To make this baked brie recipe simply,
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Unwrap brie and transfer to a small, shallow ovenproof dish or place in the center of a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Drizzle the top with honey and add a spring of rosemary to the top.
Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes, or until the honey is bubbling and the cheese round is soft to the touch.
Remove from the oven. Very carefully transfer to a shallow bowl or serving plate/board (see notes). Drizzle with additional honey, if desired, and serve with candied walnuts, crusty bread, crackers, and fresh fruit. Best served immediately.
Pro tip: Be sure to have your oven preheated and brie prepared for baking 15-20 minutes before you plan on serving.
What goes with baked brie
Baked brie really needs strong and sturdy crackers for dunking, scraping, and scooping up your gooey hot melted cheese. Thin crisps, chips, or dry crumbly bread will break off into your baked brie leaving behind unwelcome little bits for other guests to scoop up. I suggest toasting some crostini or browsing the cracker aisle at your local market.
Given that brie can be quite heavy- you’re eating gooey melted cheese with carbs, after all – I recommend serving it with something a little lighter. Grapes are my go-to, but sliced apples, pears, and oranges are always great additions.
Tips and Tricks
Can you eat the rind? Yes, absolutely. The rind is completely edible. Of course, you don’t have to, but it definitely won’t hurt you.
Get creative with the toppings For this recipe I chose to simply top mine with honey and a sprig of rosemary. Simple, clean, and visually appealing, it’s a great starting point if you’re new to brie. That said, have a little fun and try other additions like jam, dried fruit, or nuts (covered in something to prevent them from burning), or even sundried tomatoes.
What brie should you buy? The ideal brie for baking is a younger cheese and one labeled “double cream”. Older, “triple cream” cheese may turn out a little too runny. Still delicious, of course, but more difficult to eat and harder to keep contained. That said, do you need to purchase expensive, fancy brie? Nope. Economically priced brie will work just fine. If there’s any confusion, just ask your local cheese person.
Let it rest – but just for a couple of minutes Let your brie rest for a minute or two before digging in. This will give you enough time to set out some crackers, toasted bread, fruit, and other (optional) snacks.
What to do with the leftovers
Some of you may be wondering about the leftovers. My first thought is, wait…what leftovers? Kidding! Leftovers totally happen, even for totally awesome cheesy baked brie recipes like this. First and foremost,
Is leftover baked brie even good? Oh my goodness, yes! Sure, it may not look appealing once it has been cooled in the refrigerator, but that doesn’t mean it won’t taste fabulous once reheated. Which brings me to my next question…
How to reheat leftover baked brie? hello, microwave! Ok, guys, here’s the thing- I’ve never cooked an entire wheel of brie in the microwave, but from what I understand, it takes approximately 2 minutes. With this in mind, reheating brie will take anywhere from 10 seconds to 1 minute. For best results, I always reheat at 10-second intervals.
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If you make this Honey Baked Brie Recipe, please leave me a comment and let me know! I always love to hear your thoughts.
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Baked Brie Recipe with Maple Candied Walnuts
For the Walnuts
- 2 cups halved walnuts
- 3 tbsp pure maple syrup
- 1/4 tsp salt
For the Brie
- 10 ounce wheel of Brie (see notes)
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 sprig fresh rosemary
- Fresh bread (toasted, for serving)
- Crackers (for serving)
- Grapes (for serving)
- Maple candied walnuts (see recipe above)
For the Walnuts
- Preheat a large, dry skillet over medium heat. Add the walnuts, maple syrup, and salt to the skillet and stir. Reduce heat to medium-low and continue to cook, stirring constantly, until syrup is caramelized and walnuts are golden (approximately 2-3 minutes). Keep an eye on them as you do not want them to burn!
- Remove nuts from the skillet and spread out on a piece of parchment paper to prevent clumping.
For the Brie
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Unwrap brie and transfer to a small, shallow ovenproof dish or place in the center of a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Drizzle the top with honey and add a spring of rosemary to the top.
- Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes, or until the honey is bubbling and cheese round is soft to the touch.
- Remove from the oven and very carefully transfer to a shallow bowl or serving plate/board (see notes). Drizzle with additional honey, if desired, and serve with candied walnuts, crusty bread, crackers, and fresh fruit. Best served immediately.
(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and specific brands of ingredients used.)