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Whenever I start to see baked brie showing up at friends’ parties, I know that the holiday season has officially arrived! This baked brie with fig jam recipe brings those cozy holiday vibes all through the season.
Ingredients for this Baked Brie with Fig Jam Recipe
Just a few simple ingredients will have you on your way to enjoying this delicious crowd pleaser:
How to Make Baked Brie with Fig Jam
This is truly one of the easiest appetizers to make! Start by placing the brie on a baking sheet that’s covered with a piece of parchment paper. You could also use an oven-safe dish or cast iron skillet.
Carefully slice the white rind off the top of the brie wheel. (More on the brie rind controversy later in this post.)
Then, spread the fig jam onto the cheese, followed by the chopped pecans. Bake it until the cheese is ooey gooey.
Find the full instructions in the recipe card below.
How to Serve Baked Brie with Fig Jam
Before you serve this baked brie, give it a drizzle of honey and sprinkle of fresh rosemary. Baked brie can be served with a variety of accompaniments. Try any of these:
- Crackers and Bread: Serve your warm, gooey brie cheese with an array of crackers, baguette slices, or toasted bread. Go for different shapes and textures to add variety to the presentation.
- Fresh Fruit: Apple slices, pears and grapes add a refreshing contrast to the richness of the dish. Fresh figs are also a natural choice.
- Nuts: A small bowl of toasted nuts, such as almonds or walnuts, adds an awesome crunch and nutty undertone that enhances the overall experience.
- Charcuterie: Charcuterie boards are a great place for melted brie! Its earthy creaminess is a great complement to cured meats like salami and prosciutto.
- Fresh Herbs: Rosemary is my favorite, but thyme and sage would also add aromatic notes of the holiday season to this delicious recipe.
Variations on this Baked Brie and Fig Jam Recipe
- Add some Spice: Enhance your fig jam with a hint of spices like cinnamon, nutmeg or cloves to add a warming element to your dish.
- Nuts: Pecans are a holiday season classic, but walnuts and marcona almonds are also delicious choices.
- Maple Syrup: Swap out the honey for maple syrup for a different flavor dimension.
- Wrap it Up: Make a beautiful brie en croute by wrapping the cheese in puff pastry dough before baking. The flaky pastry will bake up golden brown and the gooey cheese will be encased inside.
Should you remove the rind from brie?
Brie cheese rind is entirely edible, and it adds an earthy, mushroom-like flavor to the dish. However, it can be quite strong, and some people find it a bit overwhelming. So, it really comes down to personal preference.
If you’re serving a crowd with varied tastes, you might consider slicing off the top rind before baking. In this recipe, we’ll slice the top off to allow the flavor of the fig jam to marry with the creamy cheese without the rind’s influence.
It’s also a good idea to remove the top rind when you’re serving wrapped brie en croute.
All of this said, if you’re a fan of the rich, complex flavors the rind offers, then by all means, leave it on. It’s all about personal preference!
How to Store Baked Brie with Fig Jam
Don’t throw away your leftover baked brie! Store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Then, gently reheat it the same way you baked it – on a baking sheet in the oven.
When you make this baked brie with fig jam recipe, I’d love to hear about it! Drop a rating or leave a comment below. Enjoy!
For more quick appetizer recipes, try these:
- Easy and Creamy 3 Ingredient Artichoke Dip Recipe
- Cranberry Brie Tartlets using Crescent Rolls
- Easy Cold Crab Cocktail Dip
For more holiday appetizer recipes, try these:
- Holiday Cheese Board
- Apple Butter Baked Brie Puff Pastry Twists
- Burrata Toast Appetizer with Fig Syrup, Pumpkin Butter & Sage
Baked Brie Recipe with Fig Jam, Pecans and Rosemary
- 1 16 oz. wheel of brie cheese
- 1/2 cup fig jam
- 1/3 cup chopped pecans
- 1 Tbsp. fresh rosemary chopped
- 1 Tbsp. honey
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Line a small baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper. Trim the rind off the top of the cheese wheel. A little rind left behind is okay.
- Spread fig jam over the cheese, followed by the pecans. Bake 15-18 minutes.
- Remove from oven and transfer to a serving plate. Arrange sliced breads and fruits around the cheese.
- Garnish with a drizzle of honey and a sprinkle of fresh rosemary.