Baked Brie with Fig Jam is the best quick and easy party appetizer. Simple to prep and ready in under 30 minutes!
I am so ready for Fall, Winter and all the food that comes with them. This Baked Brie and Fig Jam is perfect for parties, holiday celebration and features loads of Fall flavors. This appetizer is always a huge hit, and never lasts long.
The brie is baked until smooth and creamy and topped with fig jam, nuts, honey and dried figs. Serve the cooked brie with toasted bread, fresh fruit or bagel chips for the perfect finish.
Brie: I used a small wheel of brie cheese, which I find perfect for small get together, charcuterie boards and girls nights. You can easily scale the recipe up and use a larger wheel and skillet.
Fig Jam: You can use fig jam, or spread for this baked brie recipe. Of course you could use a different variety of jam altogether, check out more suggestions below!
Why You'll LOVE It!
Quick & Easy: Ready in About 30 Minutes!
Looks Fancy with Little Prep Required
Versatile: Easy to Customize with Different Toppings
Crowd Pleaser: Perfect for Parties, Holidays and Girl's Nights
- Use a sharp knife to remove the top of the rind from the brie. Leave the rest on.
- Place the brie in a small skillet, cut side up.
- Spread fig jam over top of brie.
- Add desired toppings and bake in a preheated oven at 375 degrees F for 15-20 minutes.
- Once cheese is warm and melty, serve immediately with toasted bread and fresh fruit.
Baked Brie does not save well and I recommend not trying to store leftovers. This NEVER lasts long with my friends and family, so you probably won't have any leftovers...if you do send it my way!
I like to remove the top of the rind before baking, but leave the rest on. The rind will help the cheese hold its shape so it doesn't all melt out. The rind is edible as well, so you can enjoy it with the cheese.
Brie can be served either warm or cold. For this recipe I baked it with jam and nuts then serve warm with toasted bread and fruit. You can also serve at room temperature. This makes the cheese creamy and great with crackers.
Brie is a soft, smooth and creamy cheese that goes great with fresh fruit like apples, berries and grapes, toasted bread, crackers, nuts like pecans, seeds, jams, or honey.
I love the combination of nuts, fig jam, a bit of honey and dried figs for my baked brie. I thin the flavors go well together and are perfect for Fall and Winter. Other topper ideas include walnuts, almonds, flavored honey, strawberry jam (or blueberry is good too!), cranberry sauce, or some fresh herbs like thyme or rosemary.
Cut the Rind: I like to cut the top of the rind off BUT leave it on the sides and bottom. This will help the cheese get nice and melty, without it running all over the place.
Serve Immediately: You want to serve immediately while warm for the ultimate creamy warm brie goodness. I like to leave mine in the skillet so it will stay warm longer. Of course be careful when dipping in as the skillet will still be hot.
Suggested Kitchen Tools
I love using my small 5 inch cast iron skillet for this recipe. You can of course scale the recipe up for a larger crowd and use a larger skillet.
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Baked Brie with Fig Jam
- 4.4 Oz Wheel of Brie
- 1 ½ tablespoon Fig Jam
- Sea Salt To Taste
- ½ teaspoon Fresh Rosemary Diced
- 1 tablespoon Chopped Pecans
- 1 tablespoon Dried Figs
- 1 teaspoon Pumpkin Seeds Optional
- 1 tablespoon Honey
- Toasted Bread
- Bagel Chips
- Fresh Fruit
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- Use a sharp knife to remove the top of the rind. Leave the rind on the sides and bottom of the brie.
- Place the brie in a small cast iron skillet and spread top with fig jam. Sprinkle with sea salt and fresh rosemary then top with remaining.
- Bake on the center rack for 15-20 minutes until cheese is warmed through and melted. Serve immediately with crusty bread, fresh fruit and drizzled with honey. Enjoy!