This Baked Brie with Berries recipe is a delicious treat to prepare and serve!
Baked Brie with Berries is creamy and buttery-flavored, with just a tinge of salt. We love the way it spreads so smoothly on everything from slices of baguette, crackers, or fruits like pears and apples. Baked brie and fruit is a quick but definitely upscale way to impress last-minute guests or to enjoy alone as a special treat!
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We Love Baked Brie with Berries!
It’s surprising how easily this elegant appetizer comes together! Our Baked Brie with blackberries recipe is both sweet and savory, smooth and crispy! We love the dramatic contrast of the dark blackberry sauce against the pale, yellow color of the baked brie, and yes, the rind is edible.
BRIE CHEESE – Brie is unique for its distinct buttery, rich flavor, and its earthy aroma.
FRUIT – Our recipe for baked brie is accented with a fruity, sweet fruit compote sauce. Here, we use blackberries, but any fresh berry will do! In a pinch for time? Use strawberry jam or any jar of fruit preserves.
FLAVORINGS – Rosemary and honey with lemon create a contrasting palate and layers of flavor!
- Experiment with different fruit and flavor combinations like strawberry jalapeno jam, garnished with roasted strawberries, or apricot preserves mixed with freshly chopped mint.
- Make a raspberry baked brie by substituting raspberries for the blackberries but add a dash or two of balsamic vinegar to the saucepan for a savory depth of flavor.
- A popular favorite is baked brie with raspberry jam topped with toasted nuts like walnuts or almonds or chopped dried fruit as a garnish.
- Wheels of brie can also be prepared en croute (wrapped) in puff pastry, phyllo dough, or refrigerated crescent rolls, brushed with egg white (for a shiny coating), and then baked.
How to Make Baked Brie with Berries
It’s super easy to make this creamy savory dish!
- Bake brie until softened.
- Make the blackberry sauce.
- Remove brie from the oven and top with sauce.
- Garnish with a fresh rosemary sprig and optional chopped nuts.
- Serve warm with crackers, crostini, or a fresh baguette. It’s delicious with a crusty loaf of no knead bread.
Tips and Tricks
- Prior to baking, let brie come to room temperature so it bakes evenly and properly spills out of the rind when it’s sliced open.
- Roasting nuts intensifies their flavor and keeps them extra crunchy. Simply sauté the nuts in a dry pan until they are barely browned and fragrant.
- Jams are made with the fruit and juice of a fruit, while preserves are made with the fruit, juice, and peel. For example, a marmalade is also a preserve. Preserves provide more texture and visual appeal.
Leftover baked brie, no matter what kind of fruit it’s prepared with makes an excellent filling for stuffed chicken breasts and pork chops! Leftover brie is absolutely delicious as a spread on a ham or turkey sandwich, too!
Other Easy Appetizer Recipes!
- Tzatziki – a fresh dip
- Smoked Tomato Guacamole – so easy!
- Hot Spinach Dip – perfect for parties.
- Italian Meatballs – an appetizer or a main!
- Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts– excellent.
Baked Brie With Berries
- 8 ounces brie
- 1 cup blackberries or other berries
- ½ lemon juiced
- 2 Tablespoons honey
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
- 1 sprig fresh rosemary *
- Preheat the oven to 300˚F.
- Add the brie to a brie baker or a ramekin. Place the brie on a baking tray and place in the oven. Bake uncovered approximately 8-10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, add blackberries, lemon juice, honey, lemon zest, and rosemary sprig to a small pot. Bring to a boil on medium heat, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat (to medium low or low) and simmer blackberry mixture for 8-10 mins, breaking up blackberries with a wooden spoon and stirring occasionally.
- Remove brie from the oven and top with blackberry sauce. Serve hot with crackers, crostini, or a baguette.
Add toasted pecans for a special treat
Nutrition information does not include optional ingredients or garnish and is an estimate. It may change based on actual ingredients and cooking methods used.