Recipes

How to make baked brie

Los Angeles, Ca, 2016-When staples, basics or first recipes are mentioned Baked Brie is somewhere amongst the conversation. In fact, Baked Brie recipes are so simple they can be passed along at a cocktail party on a half used napkin.

(c) HMFG copyright 2015 photo by mary moran

(c) HMFG copyright 2015 photo by mary moran

Brie is a soft cheese that is made up of about 20-26% of fat. It has a smooth and soft mold around the exterior of the creamy interior. Both the interior and exterior of the cheese are edible but if the taste is too strong you can always remove it.

Brie can be purchased in wedges or as a round and if you are interested in baking Brie always by the round. The firm cheese becomes gooey and looses its form as it warms up.

Bries and other soft cheeses lose their delicate flavor in hot temperatures. So where you are choosing a perfect recipe choose one that doesn’t require a lot of cooking time for the best results.

Bries can be served with a variety of breads, crackers and fruits. A few favorites are apple slices, crostinis, brioche, french bread, fruit and nut crackers and black pepper crackers.

So if you’re in the group that has never made baked Brie or you’re one who makes them all the time and need some new ideas look no further.

Baked Brie with caramelized onions

Ingredients:

  • ½ yellow onion
  • 1 round of Brie
  • 1/2-tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

 

Directions:

Remove the stem and peel from the onion, then slice the onion in half. Cut the onion into ¼” strips. In a sauté pan heat the olive oil and add the cut onion. Next turn the fire to a medium low, season with salt and pepper and cook the onions until they’re golden brown. This could take up to half an hour (this can be done a day ahead of time). While the onions are cooking preheat the oven to 325. Place the Brie on a greased baking sheet and top it with the oven. Bake the Brie and onions for 10-12 minutes.

 

Baked Brie with brown sugar and almonds

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup lightly toasted almonds
  • ¼ cup brown sugar

Directions:

Place the Brie round onto a greased baking sheet. Next top the Brie with brown sugar and then almonds. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Place the Brie in the oven and bake for 12-14 minutes.

 

Baked Brie with raspberry jam and thyme

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup Raspberry jam
  • 2 sprigs of thyme
  • 1 Brie round

 

Directions:

Place the Brie round onto a greased baking sheet. In a small bowl mix the thyme leaves and raspberry jam together. Next top the Brie with the mixture. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Place the Brie in the oven and bake it for 10-12 minutes.

 

Baked Brie with caramel sauce and cherries

 

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup caramel sauce
  • ½ cup fresh cherries pitted and halved
  • 1 Brie round

 

Directions:

Place the Brie round onto a greased baking sheet. Next preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Place the Brie in the oven and bake it for 10-12 minutes. While the Brie is hot drizzle the caramel sauce over the top and add the fresh cherries.

 

Baked Brie with artichoke hearts and roasted garlic

Ingredients:

  • 1-cup artichoke hearts quartered
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 Brie round
  • Salt and pepper

 

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Place the garlic cloves into foil and drizzle 1 tablespoon of olive oil over the top and sprinkle salt and pepper over the top. Seal the foil and bake the garlic for 20-30 minutes.

In a large sauté pan add the remaining olive oil and sauté the roasted garlic for a few minutes then add the artichoke hearts to the pan and season them with salt and pepper. When the artichokes are soft and lightly cooked set the pan aside.

Place the Brie round onto a greased baking sheet. Next top the Brie with the artichoke and garlic mixture. Turn the oven down to 325 degrees. Place the Brie in the oven and bake it for 10-12 minutes.