Baked Brie with Fig Jam is an easy crowd-pleasing appetizer with only 4 simple ingredients and 10 minutes of baking time. You will love the creamy combination of warm brie, sweet jam, and crunchy pecans.
This is one of the easiest appetizers you will ever make. It takes very little hands-on time and is such a crowd-pleaser. There’s no puff pasty involved, and instead, we let the creamy brie shine bright.
Baked brie has been a favorite holiday appetizer around here. There are so many ways to jazz up a round of a brie cheese and take it to the next level. Make sure you check out other charming brie appetizers like this Pomegranate Cranberry Baked Brie and this simple yet delicious Baked Brie with Cranberry Sauce.
However, in this recipe, we’re sticking to our simple theme but dressing it up with sweet fig jam, caramelized pecans, and a touch of citrus zest.
It is the best-melted cheese you will ever have with very little effort.
This delightful appetizer comes together with four basic ingredients. Check out this simple ingredient list.
- Brie cheese wheel - Skip the wedge of brie and go for the entire brie wheel, as the sturdy brie rind will hold the interior melty cheese together.
- Fig jam - Brie and fig jam go together beautifully
- Caramelized pecans - Also known as sugared pecans
- Orange zest - For that lovely citrus flavor that compliments the rest of the ingredients well
How to Make Baked Brie with Fig Jam
This easy appetizer recipe comes together quickly in a few simple steps. The full printable recipe is in the recipe card for your convenience.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (176 degrees Celsius). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Place the round of brie on the parchment-lined baking sheet. Spread the fig jam evenly on top of the wheel of cheese. Top with pecans and orange zest.
Bake uncovered in a preheated oven for 10-15 minutes, until warm and gooey. Serve immediately with your favorite crackers, bagel chips, or apple slices.
This easy baked brie recipe is packed with so much flavor yet has very few ingredients. The best part is you can customize it based on different toppings.
Use a wheel of brie cheese as the base, and from there, consider adding these toppings:
- Top with your favorite jam like apricot preserves or strawberry jam
- Toasted pecans (or walnuts) and a drizzle of maple syrup
- Apple crisp topping would be wonderful during the crispy fall nights
- Berries are a lovely addition - try a simple blueberry or blackberry compote and fresh arugula
- Roasted garlic and a drizzle of honey with a sprig of rosemary
- Cranberry chutney and pistachios
- Crispy prosciutto and wedges of peaches would make an excellent summer appetizer
- Artichokes, pesto, and sun-dried tomatoes for a nice savory flare
- Cherry tomatoes and basil
- Toasted pine nuts, quartered fresh figs, and a drizzle of sweet honey
- Fig jam or another sweet jam and caramelized onions and fresh thyme
- A simple cranberry jam and walnuts makes a perfect appetizer during the holiday season
- Start with room temperature: Pull out the cheese from the refrigerator and give it 30 minutes to sit on the counter. You want to make sure all the ingredients are at the same temperature before assembling the brie and baking it.
- Easy transfer: Transfer the assembled brie from the sheet pan by lifting it with the parchment paper and placing it directly on a charcuterie board or serving plate. It adds a nice rustic look and makes this appetizer even easier.
Brie cheese appetizer doesn’t store well when assembled and baked. It’s best to serve it immediately while the cheese melts and is delicious. Besides, I don’t think you will have any leftover baked brie.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you take the rind off before baking brie?
It’s important to leave the rind on the cheese wheel because it holds the cheese together. If you remove the rind, the whole thing will melt into a puddle. The edible rind has a thicker texture and tougher consistency but is still tasty.
What jam is best with brie?
I am partial to fig jam because it’s the perfect compliment to melty brie. However, the options are limitless. Use your favorite jams, jellies, chutneys, and compotes. Try apricot jam, raspberry jam, or even hot pepper jelly.
What temperature do you bake brie?
A good temperature to bake brie cheese appetizer is 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 10 minutes. You need enough time to melt the cheese and warm the toppings but avoid drying it out.
What do I serve with baked brie?
When serving this at a dinner party, it’s important to have a variety of dippers to serve this appetizer. Center the baked brie on a serving platter and add crackers, baguette slices, breadsticks, plantain chips, and toasted bread crackers. Some grain-free options include apple slices, celery sticks, endive leaves, and sliced jicama.
This easy appetizer is a great way to start your next party. From there, you can serve your guests Slow Cooker Balsamic Pork, accompanied by Roasted Potatoes and Kale Apple Salad.
Treat your family and friends to this Easy Pomegranate Mojito and finish the night with a lovely dessert like this gluten-free Seven Layer Bars.
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Baked Brie with Fig Jam
- 1 round of brie with rind
- ½ cup fig jam
- ½ cup caramelized pecans
- 2 tablespoon orange zest
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Place brie on parchment paper on a cookie sheet.
- Spread the top with the fig jam.
- Top with pecans and orange zest.
- Cook for 10-15 minutes, until warm and gooey.
- Serve immediately with sliced Honeycrisp apples or bagel chips (if not gluten free).
That appetizer is absolutely gorgeous! Love the flavors! Thanks for sharing the recipe!
Thank you! Hope it comes in handy over the holidays.
I have balsamic sweet onion jam, what should I pair with it?
I think that would be delicious on top of brie. Maybe sprinkle with dried cranberries, hazelnuts or pistachios and serve with apples, pita chips or crostini.
I used the cranberries with the onion jam. Received raves thanks to you!
Karen @ Seasonal Cravings
Nancy, I'm so glad it worked for you! Thanks for letting me know!
Fantastic flavor combinations. Perfect flavors for Fall. I will be serving it for out next movie night 😉
Hope you love it!
Do you prepare the brie - cut off rind, etc.
No I did not cut off the rind.
Should I use double or triple cream brie, or does it not matter? Thanks!
I don't think it matters! Hope you like it!
What size round of Brie???
My store offers 3sizes!
It really doesn't matter what size it's such a forgiving recipe, but I usually use the 16 oz medium sized one. Enjoy!