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Baked brie recipe is one of the best easy appetizers around! Bake it in 15 minutes and add your favorite toppings for a total crowd pleaser.

Baked brie

Some people claim a recipe can be too easy. We think not. I don’t know about you, but we’re always in need of simple ideas…like this Baked Brie recipe! There really could not be an easier appetizer. But often, we forget about these simple entertaining tricks! So here’s what you need to know about making a melty, delicious pile of brie. The great part? The toppings are versatile depending on your preferences, and you can make a beautiful platter with little effort. Here’s what to do!

How to bake brie

Making baked brie is so easy, you barely need a recipe. But we’re of the mindset that there’s nothing too simple to jot down as an idea for cooking inspiration. (Heck, we even wrote a book about simple recipes.) You can go to the recipe below for the full details, or just memorize this easy formula for how to bake brie:

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  • Place the brie on a baking sheet or dish.
  • Bake for 15 minutes! To test whether it’s done, touch your finger in the middle of the brie. It should feel like it’s completely liquid in the center.

Yes, that’s literally zero hands on time to bake brie! Then you’ll need a few minutes to dollop the cheese with toppings. Here’s what we like to use…

Baked brie recipe

Baked brie toppings!

Yes, baked brie is that easy to make. We love it for parties and entertaining, especially when we’re making multiple recipes at once and need something simple yet stunning. The toppings are the fun part for baked brie: you can customize this recipe according to your tastes and make dozens of variations. One key to topping this melty cheese: sweet is an ideal pair with gooey, savory cheese. Here are some ideas for baked brie toppings:

What do you add to your baked brie? Let us know in the comments below!

Variation: cover it in puff pastry

One popular variation on baked brie is to cover it in puff pastry. If you make it this way, you don’t need any toppings. Our personal opinion? We think puff pastry is unnecessary: it adds extra effort, calories, and makes it a little harder to eat. But, you can absolutely add it if you love this 1970’s style appetizer idea! Here’s the basic idea:

  • Cut the top skin off the brie wheel.
  • Get a large sheet of puff pastry. Lay it out in a single layer and place the brie on top.
  • Add a few tablespoons of jam on top of the brie.
  • Fold the pastry up and over the brie and cut off any excess dough.
  • Bake about 25 to 30 minutes at 375 degrees until the pastry is golden brown. Cool a few minutes before serving.
How to bake brie

How to serve this baked brie recipe

How to serve baked brie? Well, the sky’s the limit! There are so many things you can add to this luscious cheese wheel to make a beautiful appetizer spread. It’s great for entertaining at any type of gathering: Christmas, Thanksgiving, or just any type of party! Here are some ideas:

  • Crackers (try homemade)
  • Crostini (try homemade)
  • Gluten free crackers or bread substitutes
  • Baguette slices
  • Apple slices
  • Pear slices
  • Grapes
  • Apricot or cranberry jam (if not using as a topping)
  • Rosemary sprigs, for decoration
Baked brie

More easy appetizers to pair

This baked brie is the perfect centerpiece for an appetizer spread! In fact, we created it in part for a virtual cocktail party with our friend Sierra. Here are a few of the other easy appetizers we’d pair with it to make a delicious spread. In fact, you could even use this as an “appetizer dinner,” which we like to do for an easy meal concept. Here’s what we’d pair:

This baked brie recipe is…

Vegetarian and gluten-free (with gluten-free crackers or bread substitutes).

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Baked brie

Easy Baked Brie

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 0 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x


Baked brie recipe is one of the best easy appetizers around! Bake it in just 15 minutes and add your favorite toppings for a stunning crowd pleaser.


  • 1 brie cheese wheel
  • Honey or cranberry, cherry or apricot jam or preserves
  • Chopped pistachios, walnuts or pecans
  • Flaky sea salt (optional)
  • For the platter: crackers, crostini, baguette slices, 


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Place the brie in a baking dish or on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes until soft and warm: it’s done when you touch the center with your finger and it feels very liquid inside. 
  2. Top with honey or jam, crushed pistachios, and a bit of flaky sea salt. Surround with crackers or crostini, grapes, apple, pear, etc.
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Keywords: Baked brie, Baked brie recipe, How to bake brie

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Meet Sonja and Alex Overhiser: Husband and wife. Expert home cooks. Authors of recipes you’ll want to make again and again.

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  1. This is my favorite appetizer when we go to The Aristocrat in Broad Ripple…I don’t know why I’ve never thought to make it at home! LOL My cousin used to make a variation of your puff pastry one at our extended family Christmas gatherings…smother the cheese with apricot preserves, then wrap it all up in crescent roll dough and bake. Yum! Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. I top baked Brie with Davina jams either orange fig or chili fig. It always gets rave reviews!

  3. Going to make this tonight and top with Peach Pecan and Amaretto . This is a jar of preserves I get from the San Saba River Pecan Company in Texas

  4. I’ve made baked Brie now for friends and family several times and my favourite go to is triple Brie, fig and date chutney, walnuts and a few sprigs of thyme. Goes down a treat. Will try the jam and pecans for a change. Thanks