During the Winter season, this baked brie recipe with jam is one of my favorite holiday appetizers. The sweetness of the jam combined with the savory warm cheese and pastry puff, makes this the perfect appetizer.
Take it to a party, or add to a cheese board for your family to munch on around the house.
Baked Brie Recipe Ingredients
- 1 wheel of brie cheese (around 8oz)
- 1 tube of Crescent roll dough (or one puff pastry sheet)
- 1/4 cup of your favorite jam (This is a heavy amount. Use less if you’d like)
Equipment Needed for the Baked Brie Recipe with Jam
Thankfully, there is no special equipment needed. Depending on your baking preferences, you can use a prepared baking sheet or small cast iron skillet to bake this cheesy party appetizer.
- Cooking sheet or small cast iron skillet
- A piece of parchment paper to line your sheet or skillet. if you’re afraid of the melty cheese oozing out, this will assure an easy clean up.
- Serving platter
- Cheese knife
How to Bake Brie with Jam
The best holiday appetizers are those that taste delicious but only have a few steps ingredients. That, y’all, is why I love this easy appetizer recipe.
Here are the step-by-step instructions to for this baked brie recipe with jam.
- First thing, preheat your over to 350 degrees.
- Lay your crescent dough sheet. or puff pastry dough, flat onto the cookie sheet. If using the crescent dough roll, be sure to pinch all seams. This will help to assure the brie doesn’t leak out when baking.
- Place the brie wheel in the center of your dough. Do not remove the brie rind. This will help the cheese hold it’s shape.
- Spread your jam on top of the wheel of brie.
- Fold the dough, corner to corner, over the brie. Pinch all seams. You can cut off the access dough (if preferred), or just leave it on as is. Some people use a cookie cutter to make a small cut-out from the excess dough, then bake it on top of the wrapped brie.
- (Optional) You can use a pastry brush to add a coating of egg wash or olive oil on your wrapped brie.
- Bake for 20-24 minutes.
- Let cool for 10-15 minutes. You want it cool enough to cut without oozing everywhere.
Baked Brie with Jam and Crescents
- 1 Brie Round (around 8 oz) Do not remove rind.
- 1/4 cup Jam Flavor of choice
- 1 8oz Tube Crescent dough Or one pastry sheet
- Preheat oven to 350
- Open and lay the crescent sheet on your baking pan. Pinch all seams to make sure the cheese won't ooze out when baking.
- Place the Brie round in the center of the crescent sheet.
- Spread jam on top of the brie.
- Fold each corner of the crescent dough across the brie. Tuck in the sides and make sure you don't see any tears in the dough.
- Bake for 20-24 minutes.
- Cool for 10 minutes.
- Serve with crackers or apple slices.
Pro Tips for Baking Brie
Do you take the brie rind off before eating?
No. Keep the rind on the brie wheel. When baking this brie appetizer, you will want to keep to bottom and top of the rind in tact. This will assure the soft cheese holds its shape while baking.
The rind is editable, so don’t be afraid to bight right in.
Some people, when making warm baked brie, without the puff pastry crust, like to cut off the top rind. This way, they don’t have to use a knife to cut it. They simply use their favorite crackers or apple slices to dig into the warm brie.
What is the best flavor jam to use with the wedge of brie?
The best part about this classic party appetizer, you can use any jam that you’d like. Here are some popular jams to spread on top of the brie:
- apricot jam
- raspberry jam
- cherry jam
- blackberry jam
- sweet fig jam
- peach or strawberry jalapeno jam
- strawberry jam
- hot pepper jam
Most of these jams, you can find at your local grocery store . However, since it’s the busy holiday season, I have linked some that I found on amazon. Hopefully, this will save you from more errands to run.
If you’re into making your own jams, perhaps you can share your favorite fig jam recipe/
What to serve with creamy brie cheese?
After baking this delicious creamy cheese appetizer, you’re going to want to dive right in. But, let’s keep it a little classy. Here are a few ways you can enjoy this simply, yet elegant baked brie.
- Fresh fruit: apples are perfect for dipping into the melted cheese.
- Baguette slices
- Sliced and served on charcuterie boards
- Pita chips
Whichever way you choose to serve the melted brie, your serving plate is going to look beautiful. Sprinkle some crunchy almonds, fresh rosemary, crunchy walnuts, different nuts, or fresh herbs of your choice around the elegant appetizer for an earthy flavor.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this baked brie recipe with jam. Bon appetite!
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