Baked Brie with Figs and Honey

baked brie with figs with NYE decor

Baked Brie with Figs and Honey

I made this recipe and the Apple Roses with Puff Pastry as a part of the Sweet and Salty Snack Board I made with Local Hive™ Honey.

This board is something special and unique I put together for New Year’s Eve as a way to celebrate and serve your family, friends, and guests basically all courses at once. Now you don’t need to set out appetizers and desserts separately. You can place this down as the party gets started and leave it out all night.

Now, let’s talk cheese! I personally love brie and it’s definitely up there in my top five favorite cheeses. I think it’s delicious when cooked and can be made even more delicious with toppings and honey. You can always change up your recipe to make it fit a season or dietary restrictions. This recipe is perfect for fall or winter when you can find figs in your local grocery stores.

Brie can be tricky in that some people over bake it and it’s a mess. So, my biggest suggestion is to buy a small baker. I have this Mint Pantry Ritter Round Brie Baker (Set of 2). Then you want to get a 14-16 oz cheese wheel (unless you get a smaller baking dish. You can of course use just a rimmed baking sheet, lined with parchment paper or foil, then serve on a plate or platter. However, it can get messy. That’s why I suggest the dish.

Now, everyone has their preferences for cheese and brie. My partner doesn’t always love it cold, but loves it gooey and warm. I think for the most part, many people agree baked brie is a delicious addition to any appetizer serving. For those of you who have never had it, I think brie is a bit more milk than some cheeses, but definitely has a unique and delicious flavor.

However, when you are baking brie, you usually add on toppings, like fruits and honeys. You of course want to make sure these pair nicely with the flavor profile, but for the most part, it tends to adapt to the tastes of the fruits and honeys to make something unique. I hope you enjoy this particular combination I’ve made, but you can also mix it up and do apples or pairs (or any of the other combinations below) to try something new.

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do and let me know in the comments what you think. Now let’s talk about brie and this recipe more below!

Table of contents

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Baked Brie Toppings

Baked brie is amazing because it goes with so many flavors. This recipe calls for fresh figs, honey, rosemary, and a bit of flakey salt. I love fruit and honey on my cheese, hot or cold. Some popular pairings include:

  • Fresh figs and honey
  • Roasted grapes
  • Honey and nuts
  • Apples or pears
  • Cranberries
  • Jams – any berry or fig is delicious
  • Pepper jellies
  • Adding herbs when adding a topping like thyme, rosemary, sage, etc.

How do You Serve Brie Cheese?

To serve baked brie I suggest using a baking dish (as discussed above). If you don’t have one, you can serve on a lipped plate or platter.

Than you want to serve with crackers and/or baguette. I prefer a lightly toasted baguette. You will see on the Sweet and Salty Snack Board that I served it on a large board. But you can serve it as a solo dish as well.

baked brie with figs and honey

Do you Take the Rind Off Brie Before Baking?

No, you want to keep the rind on for baking brie. It will get much messier without the rind on it. The rind bakes down and is super soft. You can easily cut through it with a butter knife. You slice into it, scoop it up and serve it on crackers or bread.

Some people will eat around the rind when baked or not baked. However, the rind is 100% edible and okay to eat. I personally eat the rind and don’t mind it at all. But, my partner hates it when it’s served cold, so he always eats around it.

What goes with baked brie?

It’s popular to pair it with toppings like fresh fruit, jams, honey, and nuts. Most people will serve it with bread and/or crackers. I personally love to serve this as a solo appetizer, but also on large boards. Like a large appetizer board or charcuterie board.

Can you Bake Half a Brie?

Yes, you can bake half a wheel or a wedge. You will want a lipped baking sheet or deep baking dish in case it bakes and floods out. However, you just want to watch the time on the oven to make sure it doesn’t become a huge mess.

Is Brie Better Hot or Cold?

I think this is a preference thing. I love it both ways. But in the fall and winter I love hot brie. Whether it’s baking it in dish on its own or adding it to grilled cheese with honey and apples (yes, it’s as amazing as it sounds). You have to decide that for yourself. But warm brie is very popular because of how melty and gooey it becomes.

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Baked Brie Honey

Ingredients

16 oz brie wheel

9 figs, sliced (tops removed)

¼ cup Wildflower Local Hive™ Honey, divided

1 ½ tsp rosemary, chopped

1/2 tsp flakey salt

How to Make Baked Brie

  1. Preheat the oven to 350° F.
  2. Place brie into baking dish or oven safe dish. If you don’t have a baking dish you can use a lipped baking sheet coved in foil or parchment paper.
  3. In a small bowl gently toss the fig slices with 2 Tbsp of honey and rosemary. Spoon mixture on top of the brie.
  4. Loosely cover the top of the brie with foil or parchment paper. Bake for 20 minutes or until soft.
  5. Top with remaining 2 Tbsp of honey and flakey salt. Serve with baguette and/or crackers.

FAQs about Baked Brie

What do you bake brie in?

I suggest using a baking dish to bake or a lipped or deep baking dish.

Do you keep the rind on brie?

You want to keep the rind on for baking brie. It will get much messier without the rind on it. The rind bakes down and is super soft. You can easily cut through it with a butter knife. You slice into it, scoop it up and serve it on crackers or bread.

Other Recipes to Try:

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baked brie with figs with NYE decor

Baked Brie with Figs and Honey

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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American, French
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Amanda Wilens

Ingredients

  • 16 oz brie wheel
  • 9 figs sliced (tops removed)
  • ¼ cup Wildflower Local Hive™ Honey divided
  • 1 ½ tsp rosemary chopped
  • 1/2 tsp flakey salt

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350° F.
  • Place brie into baking dish or oven safe dish. If you don’t have a baking dish you can use a lipped baking sheet coved in foil or parchment paper.
  • In a small bowl gently toss the fig slices with 2 Tbsp of honey and rosemary. Spoon mixture on top of the brie.
  • Loosely cover the top of the brie with foil or parchment paper. Bake for 20 minutes or until soft.
  • Top with remaining 2 Tbsp of honey and flakey salt. Serve with baguette and/or crackers.

Notes

I suggest using a baking dish to bake or a lipped or deep baking dish.
You want to keep the rind on for baking brie. It will get much messier without the rind on it. The rind bakes down and is super soft. You can easily cut through it with a butter knife. You slice into it, scoop it up and serve it on crackers or bread.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 264kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 503mg | Potassium: 222mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 423IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 127mg | Iron: 1mg
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