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Wow your guests with this simple baked brie recipe, featuring warm, gooey cheese topped with sweet fig jam, crunchy pecans, and rosemary—it’s the perfect easy and elegant appetizer for any occasion!

baked brie with crackers, apples, and grapes on wood board

Whenever I’m hosting and need a “wow-factor” appetizer that’s easy to pull off (especially during the busy holidays), baked brie is my top pick. It’s a surefire crowd-pleaser with its warm, gooey goodness. And the best part? You only need about 10 minutes to prep it, then just slide it into the oven right as your guests arrive. My version calls for a large round of Brie—both 12-oz and 16-oz sizes work nicely—generously topped with fig jam, which you can find in the gourmet cheese section of most supermarkets. To complete the dish, I add a sprinkle of pecans and fresh rosemary.

A handy tip: scoring the top of the Brie rind makes the appetizer more inviting to dive into and prevents anyone from getting large chunks of rind in their portion. While the rind is completely edible, many folks prefer to leave it, and scoring makes it simple to do so. This baked brie is an effortless yet equally delicious alternative to my classic brie wrapped in puff pastry.

What You’ll Need To Make Baked Brie

Step-by-Step Instructions

Score the brie: Using a serrated knife, make parallel cuts across the top rind, spacing them about ½ inch apart, and cutting just through rind but not through the cheese. Then, turn the brie 90 degrees and score perpendicular to your initial set of cuts, keeping the same ½-inch spacing. This process creates a crosshatch pattern on the top of the cheese. Be mindful of the depth of your cuts—the aim is to penetrate just the rind, as cutting too deeply could cause the brie to lose its shape and structure during baking.

Place the scored brie in a small cast iron skillet or oven-safe serving dish. Spread two-thirds of the jam over the brie, and dollop the remaining jam around the sides. Sprinkle the rosemary and pecans over top.

Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until the cheese is soft and just starting to ooze out.

Serve with crackers, baguette, or apple slices. When serving, it’s important to remember that the skillet/baking dish will be hot. Place it on a heat-resistant surface and make sure to warn your guests about the heat.

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Baked Brie

Wow your guests with this simple baked brie recipe, featuring warm, gooey cheese topped with sweet fig jam, crunchy pecans, and rosemary—it’s the perfect easy and elegant appetizer for any occasion!

Servings: 6 to 8
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Total Time: 25 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 large (12 to 16 oz) round brie
  • ⅓ cup homemade or store-bought fig jam (see note)
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh rosemary
  • ¼ cup chopped pecans
  • Crackers, sliced baguette, or apple slices, for serving (I recommend Toasteds Rosemary & Olive Oil Crackers)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and set an oven rack in the middle position.
  2. Score the brie: Using a serrated knife, make parallel cuts across the top rind, spacing them about ½ inch apart, and cutting just through rind but not through the cheese. Then, turn the brie 90 degrees and score perpendicular to your initial set of cuts, keeping the same ½ inch spacing. This process creates a crosshatch pattern on the top of the cheese. Be mindful of the depth of your cuts—the aim is to penetrate just the rind, as cutting too deeply could cause the brie to lose its shape and structure during baking.
  3. Place the scored brie in a small cast iron skillet or oven-safe serving dish. Spread two-thirds of the jam over the brie and dollop the remaining jam in the skillet/baking dish around the sides of the brie. Sprinkle the rosemary and pecans over top.
  4. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until the cheese is soft and just starting to ooze out. Serve with crackers, baguette, or apple slices. When serving, it's important to remember that the skillet/baking dish will be hot. Place it on a heat-resistant surface and make sure to warn your guests about the heat.
  5. Note: Fig jam can usually be found in the gourmet cheese section of most supermarkets.
  6. Note: Nutritional data does not include crackers, bread, or apple slices for serving.

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Nutrition Information

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  • Per serving (8 servings)
  • Calories: 203
  • Fat: 14 g
  • Saturated fat: 8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 10 g
  • Sugar: 7 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 9 g
  • Sodium: 272 mg
  • Cholesterol: 43 mg

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Comments

  • This looks like another gem! What size skillet do you recommend?

    • — Shannon C on November 24, 2023
    • Reply
    • Hi Shannon, I use an 8-inch Lodge cast iron skillet.

      • — Jenn on November 24, 2023
      • Reply
  • Jenn,
    This looks absolutely delicious. Quick question- I will have to drive about 40 minutes to Thanksgiving dinner. Can I bake the Brie before I leave and warm it when I arrive? Id so, how would you suggest that be done? Thanks! Love all your dishes, Happy Thanksgiving!

    • — Stephanie on November 22, 2023
    • Reply
    • Hi Stephanie, This won’t hold that long, so I would heat it when you arrive. If that’s not possible, you might try this baked brie wrapped in puff pastry, which stays warm much longer. Hope that helps and happy Thanksgiving!

      • — Jenn on November 22, 2023
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  • Thank you for another great, tasty, and easy recipe!! One question: How do you serve the baguette so that it is warm and fresh? Do you heat it up in the oven? Any suggestions welcome so that it doesn’t dry out and become a crunchy, chewy distraction!!

    • — Carole on November 19, 2023
    • Reply
    • Hi Carol, glad you like the brie! It’s really hard to keep baguette slices soft if you’re warming them up as they will inevitably get a bit toasted/crispy. You can just slice the baguette and serve it fresh. I also think this is delicious (and easy) with crackers! 😊

      • — Jenn on November 21, 2023
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  • Want to make this for a neighborhood get together. I’ll need to purchase a cast ion skillet. What size would you recommend?

    • — Sunni on November 19, 2023
    • Reply
    • Hi Sunni, I’d recommend an 8-inch skillet. Hope everyone enjoys!

      • — Jenn on November 21, 2023
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  • Is there a good substitute for fig jam? Apricot??

    • — Sandra Kamin on November 19, 2023
    • Reply
    • Yep – apricot jam should work beautifully!

      • — Jenn on November 19, 2023
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  • The recipe call for fresh or dried rosemary?

    • — Carol on November 19, 2023
    • Reply
    • fresh 🙂

      • — Jenn on November 19, 2023
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  • This Baked Brie is so wonderfully easy! Love it as written personally, but my family prefers heat over sweet. So I substituted Stonewall Kitchen Spicy Chili Bacon jam for fig with pecans and herbs! Incredible and gobbled up. Next time I intend to use a local Green Chili jam for my friends here in NM. ☺️ Thanks Jenn

    • — Erika M on November 19, 2023
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