Make the best time of the year even more magical with these Holiday Baked Brie Recipes. These 31 cheesy holiday appetizers from around the internet are easy to make and finished with elegant toppings to fill your guests with glee.
An easy, yet elegant snack for the holidays
It’s possible that baked brie is the best holiday appetizer ever. It’s creamy, decadent, and best of all, easy! When you really want to make it irresistible, top the gooey wheel of cheese with seasonal and flavor-boosting toppings. There are endless options to choose from to add to your other party-ready appetizer recipes.
These Holiday Baked Brie Recipes from around the internet have arrived just in time for Christmas, Thanksgiving, and any other event where great snacks are a must. Each one features brie cheese (of course) and unlimited toppings. You’re sure to find a sweet or savory combination that will suit everyone’s taste.
While, yes, gooey brie is delicious, it also takes almost no time to bake. This is wonderful news for the busy hosts of the world! In fact, you’ll have the most fun assembling the toppings and garnishes. Explore the list below to find the snack that’s going to make everyone at the party happy.
What is brie?
Brie is a soft cow’s milk cheese from France. It has a heavenly creamy inside while the outside is surrounded in a white edible rind. Bake it and serve the cheese as a warm and comforting appetizer or serve it at room temperature as part of a charcuterie board.
The flavor is also out of this world. One try and you’ll be hooked! Every bite resembles fresh butter with subtle sweet notes. As it ages, brie can take on an even stronger fruity and earthy flavor.
Everything you need to know about baked brie!
There are a few things to know before you bake a wheel of brie:
How long do you bake brie?
Each recipe in the list below will have their own bake times. To give you a general idea, brie is typically baked in a 350ºF oven for 12 to 15 minutes. There’s no need for fancy equipment either; just a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Do you take the rind off the brie before baking?
No, the sides of the rind must stay intact while baking because it prevents the gooey, melted cheese in the middle from spilling out. If you want, cut the rind on the top off and leave a ¼ inch border in place.
Is the brie rind edible?
Yes! The rind has a bloomy flavor that compliments the rich, buttery flavor of the cheese. If you’re not into the rind’s taste or texture, just eat the center instead.
What do you serve with baked brie?
How do you keep brie warm for a party?
Instead of keeping the baked brie in the oven (risking it melting too much or taking up valuable oven space), serve the brie 1) on a warm plate, or 2) on a hot plate:
- Place an oven-safe plate in the oven while the cheese is baking. Plate the cheese on the warm plate when it’s done and serve.
- Serve the baked cheese in a small skillet on a hot plate set to low heat. This should keep it warm and gooey throughout the evening.
Baked brie appetizers for the holidays
This list is broken down into categories for easy searching. Stick to one category or explore them all - there’s something for everyone here!
You’ll find over 30 baked brie appetizer recipes from myself and other recipe content creators below. If you make one of their delicious recipes, please leave a comment on their blog post so they can hear what you think.
Baked brie with jam
Fruit jam and preserves are one of the most popular toppings for brie cheese. The sweet and sour flavors add a layer of acidity to this otherwise rich holiday appetizer.
Feel free to use your favorite or try something new! There’s something for everyone in this list:
Baked brie with herbs
Christmas, Thanksgiving, and winter in general is a wonderful time for fresh herbs. So why wouldn’t you want to place a few fresh sprigs of thyme or rosemary on top of your wheel of brie? They’re not only beautiful but offer a warm aroma to every bite.
Again, choose your favorites or try something new:
Baked brie in puff pastry
There is one exception to baking brie with the rind removed: wrap it in puff pastry! Otherwise known as baked brie en croûte, this epic holiday party recipe adds the buttery and crisp element of baked puff pastry to every bite of cheese. It’s one heck of a way to upgrade baked brie:
Baked Brie with Caramelized Onions in Puff Pastry
Other delicious baked brie recipes!
These other baked brie recipes don't fit nicely into the categories above, but they are still delicious and deserve to be on your holiday party table!