I think the world is made up of two types of people…those who love Brie and those who don’t. The Commander and I fall into the “love Brie” category, and it has been so fun to experiment with new ways to serve this favorite for family and friends. Over the years we have sliced it with crackers, as well as folding it into puff pastry and baking it. We have even stuffed French toast with sliced Brie. Then one day I was in TJ Maxx and I found a snazzy lime green Brie baker at a reasonable price, and it was love at first sight. Look at how cute it is!
The Brie baker came with directions, a cute bamboo spreader, and a packet of crumbled mix to put on top. I tried it for our next party and it was a big mover…..not one bite left. #ithinkimontosomething.
Basically, you scrape off the rind from the top of a baby Brie wheel and put it in the ceramic dish made especially for this size of Brie. Then the fun starts!
Here are four variations of baked Brie that we really love. Something magical happens to Brie when it is warmed, and once you try these basic recipes, you can go crazy with new ideas of your own. Sweet or savory, the possibilities are endless. Trust me, you’ve got this!
Place Brie with top rind scraped off into the Brie baker. Make a mixture of 2 Tbsp. brown sugar, 1/2 tsp. cinnamon and 2 Tbsp. slivered almonds or nut of choice. Sprinkle topping mixture on Brie and bake uncovered at 350 for 15 minutes. Serve warm with crackers or toasted baguette slices.
Fig and Honey Topping:
Place Brie with top rind scraped off into Brie baker. Spread 2 Tbsp. of fig preserves or jam of choice on top of brie. Drizzle with honey and bake uncovered at 350 for 15 minutes. After removing from oven, sprinkle top with olive oil and sea salt, if desired, and serve with crackers or toasted baguette slices..
Sun Dried Tomato Topping:
Place Brie with top rind scraped off into Brie baker. Spread 2 Tbsp. of sun dried tomatoes in oil on top of Brie. Sprinkle with walnuts or other nuts of choice, and basil. Bake uncovered at 350 for 15 minutes. Serve with crackers or toasted baguette slices.
Place Brie with top scraped off into Brie baker. Top with 2 Tbsp. of prepared pesto and 2 Tbsp. pine nuts or nut of choice. Bake uncovered at 350 for 15 minutes. Serve with breadsticks or crackers.
- Note: If you don’t have, can’t find, or don’t want to purchase a brie baker, any small casserole dish the size of a baby brie wheel will work. Enjoy!
- There are also larger brie baker’s on the market that fit the larger brie wheels. Those would be good for larger gatherings, but for us, the small one works for a party of 8-10…..or two really hungry people:)
Dear Diane, I do not know if I have eaten Brie, but your photos are beautiful.
Thanks, great article.