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How To Bake Brie With Jam

A gluten-free holiday appetizer, baked brie with jam, is one of my favorite things. It’s also classy enough to serve at a baby shower, a bridal shower, or simply because you’re in the mood for something sweet.

It is delicious, crowd-pleasing, easy to make, and perfect for any occasion. You don’t need any special equipment to make this baked brie. It still looks amazing while being effortless. It’s definitely something I like to have on hand as it’s great for entertaining last-minute guests.

And, who doesn’t enjoy warm, melted cheese?! Plus, it’s ideal for the rush holiday season because all you have to do is pop it in the oven, and it is ready in a few minutes, allowing you to spend more time with your guests. Keep reading to learn how to bake brie with jam.

What Is Brie?

Brie is a soft-ripened, off-white cheese made primarily from cow’s milk. It has a bloomy, white mold rind that is considered a delicacy. Brie is a soft farmhouse cheese that originated in Seine-et-Marne, France. Brie has a creamy, buttery, fruity flavor that becomes increasingly earthy with age. It is runny and creamy in texture with a strong earthy scent.

Can I Eat Brie Rind?

Yes! And, in my opinion, it’s the best part. It has the most delightful tangy flavor, and I adore how it complements the creamy brie with its texture. Some people prefer to eat just the inside brie cheese since it’s milder, but you may eat the full wheel, rind, and all!

The brie rind is entirely edible and contributes to the deliciousness of this baked brie appetizer. It enhances the flavor of the dish significantly.

The rind doesn’t totally dissolve, which is something you’ll notice. This is beneficial because it keeps the brie from popping during baking. Because the rind mixes in with other textures, it does not affect the structure of the jam-topped brie.

How To Bake Brie With Jam?

Ingredients

  • Brie wheel (8 ounces)
  • 3 tablespoons fig jam
  • 2 tablespoons pistachios, chopped
  • 1-2 tbsp. fresh thyme leaves
  • For serving, crostini, crackers, and sliced baguette

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Place the brie wheel on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  • Using a sharp knife, cut a crosshatch pattern on the top of the brie.
  • Spread fig jam on top of the brie wheel.
  • Add thyme and pistachios.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the inside is gooey and melty. Gently push the rind’s top with a spoon to determine whether it has melted inside.
  • Serve with crackers, crostini, or sliced crusty French bread.

How to Bake Brie with Jam

Ingredients
  

  • Brie wheel 8 ounces
  • 3 tablespoons. fig jams
  • 2 tablespoons pistachios chopped
  • 1-2 tbsp. fresh thyme leaves
  • For serving crostini, crackers, and sliced baguette

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Place the brie wheel on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  • Using a sharp knife, cut a crosshatch pattern on the top of the brie.
  • Spread fig jam on top of the brie wheel.
  • Add thyme and pistachios.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the inside is gooey and melty. Gently push the rind's top with a spoon to determine whether it has melted inside.
  • Serve with crackers, crostini, or sliced crusty French bread.

What Jam Goes Well With Brie?

I used fig jam in this recipe because I had plenty of fresh figs, so it was easy.

Because fig jam is more difficult to come by than other jams, look for it in specialty stores. In certain cases, it is referred to as fig paste or even fig butter.

You can prepare your own fig jam using fresh or dried figs if you want.

Fig jam is my favorite, but peach, apricot, strawberry, or even raspberry jam will go well with brie cheese. Another favorite addition to baked brie in our family is honey. Basically, you’re trying to balance out the brie’s earthy flavor with a bit of sweetness.

Serving Ideas for Baked Brie

So many of your kitchen and pantry items will work nicely with this simple snack, making it an excellent choice for enjoying.

This baked brie with jam goes great with:

  • Fresh sliced pears
  • Freshly sliced baguette
  • Fresh figs
  • Grapes
  • Crostini
  • Prosciutto
  • Tart apple slices

Instructions For Making-Ahead, Storage, And Reheating

Prepare Ahead Of Time: You can make this baked brie with jam up to three days ahead of time. Before baking, refrigerate or cover the dish with plastic wrap or another airtight container. When ready to eat, simply follow the recipe directions and bake for about 8-10 minutes, or until well warmed. Because it’s straight from the refrigerator, you might need to bake it for a few minutes longer.

Storage: Leftovers can be kept in the fridge for up to 5 days in an airtight container.

Reheating: Leftovers can be warmed in the oven the same way they were initially baked or in the microwave, depending on your preference.

Recipe Tips

  • Keep the brie in its original wooden container—this aids in the brie’s shape retention after baking and serving. If the wood container is more flimsy, I like to flip the lid over and insert the bottom of the wooden container, creating two layers of wood.
  • If your brie does not come packaged in a wooden box, set it straight on the parchment-lined baking sheet or in a little cast iron pan. Once the brie’s rind is split, melty cheese will quickly spread. For that, the wooden container is useful, as it prevents the spread of the cheese.
  • Avoid overbaking the brie. Even if you overcook it for more than 10 minutes, it’s not going to ruin your life, but it’s going to get super melty. You have to melt it just a little because you want the brie to be creamy but not soupy.
  • Keep baking until the nuts are done. If they start to get brown too quickly, cover the cheese with a piece of tin foil and keep baking. This will cause the browning process to be slowed.

Because this baked brie with jam is so easy to prepare, comes out incredibly delicious, and so yummy, don’t hesitate to try it this out!

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