Baked Brie with Jam is an easy and elegant appetizer that requires very few ingredients and an even smaller portion of effort. In fact, this savory-sweet spread is so simple, the next time you make it, you’ll likely do it from memory alone.
It’s a crowd-pleasing, easy-make recipe featuring hot and bubbly Baked Brie fresh out of the oven, topped with your favorite jam, crunchy almonds, and a drizzle of honey.
INGREDIENTS FOR BAKED BRIE WITH JAM
- Brie – The more the merrier when it comes to brie, so go for the large wheel. Sixteen ounces to be exact. Trust us — this appetizer is going to go fast. Be sure you check the expiration date before adding the Brie to your cart as it is a soft cheese and does not have quite as long of a shelf life as other cheeses. According to TheSpruce.com, the rind should look fresh and white, and you should beware of wet, slimy, or brown spots.
- Fruit Spread or Jam – For Baked Brie with Jam, you can use any type of fruit jam or spread that you like! Featured here is apricot fruit spread, but you could also use raspberry, strawberry, or apple preserves! Love fruit and brie? Put Baked Brie with Apples on your recipe bucket list — an addictively yummy brie appetizer topped with cinnamon apples and walnuts, all smothered in a quick and easy caramel sauce.
- Almonds – Almonds add both texture and flavor to your baked brie! However, you could sub in walnuts or pecans if you’d like.
HOW TO MAKE BAKED BRIE WITH JAM
- Prep – Be sure to preheat the oven and have ready a brie baker or a small baking dish with a 2-3 cup capacity.
- Remove the Rind – Removing the rind for Baked Brie with Jam is optional, but it does happen to make this starter easier to eat. For easier removal, place the brie in the freezer for 10-15 minutes prior to cutting it. Use a sharp knife to shave off the top and sides of the brie. Then, you can either place it in the brie baker whole or cut it into chunks and place it in a small baking dish.
- Add the Topping – Dollop your choice of jam across the top of the brie, drizzle with honey, add the almonds, and a pinch of salt.
- Bake – Bake the Brie uncovered for 13-15 minutes, until it is hot and bubbly.
WHAT TO SERVE WITH BAKED BRIE
As far as wine pairings go, consider serving it alongside a Pinot Noir, a light Cabernet Sauvignon, a nice, buttery Chardonnay, or Champagne.
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Baked Brie with Jam is an elegant and simple appetizer recipe feature brie with your choice of jam and chopped almonds.
- 16 ounces Brie
- 4 tablespoons fruit spread (such as Apricot Jam)
- 3 tablespoons chopped whole almonds
- 1 tablespoon honey
- Pinch of Kosher salt
Preheat oven to 400° and have ready a greased, small baking dish with 2-3 cup capacity.
If desired, use a sharp knife, remove the rind from the top and sides of Brie. Either place the brie in a brie baker whole or cut into 1/2” cubes and transfer to a small baking dish.
Spoon the jam or fruit spread across the brie and spread into an even layer. Sprinkle chopped almonds evenly across the top, drizzle with honey and sprinkle with salt.
Bake, uncovered, for 13-15 minutes, or until bubbly. Allow to cool slightly, serve and enjoy.
To make removing the rind easier, try placing the brie in the freezer for about 20 minutes before working with it.