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Lusciously melty Baked Brie is destined to become the hit of your appetizer recipe spread. This 15-minute snack recipe is customizable, crowd-pleasing, and overflowing with richness.

Baked brie on a blue plate with cherries and toasted bread pieces.

Cheese, please! While you might be more familiar with seeing Baked Brie tucked inside a puff pastry crust, I actually prefer to bake a wheel of the creamy, luxurious cheese sans-wrapper to allow the fromage to step into the spotlight.

Try my fresh thyme and olive oil topping options, then get creative by making this easy Baked Brie recipe your own with any combination of jams, nuts, herbs, or sweeteners as garnishes. Pair with bread, crackers, and fruit for dipping, bake for 10 minutes in the oven (or 2 minutes in the microwave!), and prepare to watch this Baked Brie disappear. Fair warning: You might want to make a double batch.

Table of Contents
  1. Recipe ingredients
  2. Ingredient notes
  3. Step by step instructions
  4. Recipe tips and variations
  5. Recipe FAQs
  6. Baked Brie Recipe

Recipe ingredients

Labeled ingredients for baked brie.

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Ingredient notes

  • Brie: This recipe is designed to feature an 8 to 12-ounce wheel of brie. You might find brie sold in larger portions up to 17 inches. Cut larger wheels into quarters before baking, follow the same instructions below, and bake until cheese begins to ooze. 
  • Crostini: To transform store-bought or homemade baguette into crostini, cut the bread into 1/4-inch slices. On a rimmed baking sheet, arrange the pieces of bread in a single layer, then brush with olive oil or melted butter. Bake in a 350-degree oven until lightly toasted, or for about 15 minutes.
  • Fresh fruit: A pile of fresh fruit adds color to the plate and helps cut through the richness of the cheese. Not sure what fruit to add? See what’s in season and go from there. Dried fruit and toasted nuts are also good choices for Baked Brie.  

Step by step instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a pie pan or baking sheet with parchment paper. Place unwrapped brie into prepared dish.
Brie cheese on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  1. Drizzle with olive oil and top with minced thyme.
Someone pouring olive oil over brie cheese.
  1. Bake until middle is soft and liquid feeling, about 10 to 15 minutes. Transfer the brie to a serving platter by lifting the sides of the parchment.
Someone lifting brie cheese off of a baking sheet.
  1. Serve immediately with sliced baguette or crackers.
Baked brie on a blue plate with cherries and toasted bread pieces.

Recipe tips and variations

  • Yield: This Baked Brie recipe makes 6 to 8 appetizer-sized servings.
  • Storage: Transfer any extra Baked Brie (if you’re lucky enough to have some) to an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 4 days. 
  • Make ahead: Reheat the Baked Brie at 300 degrees until heated through, about 15 minutes.
  • Freezer: Brie that has been frozen skews from its ooey-gooey decadent texture, so I do not recommend freezing it.
Baked brie on a blue plate with cherries and toasted bread pieces.

Recipe FAQs

Could I try topping Baked Brie with other things besides thyme and olive oil?

Absolutely; options abound. Drizzle with honey or top with your favorite flavor of jam/preserves (fig, strawberry, cherry, or orange marmalade all work well). You can also layer on chopped nuts, such as pistachios, pecans, or almonds. Fresh rosemary is an awesome alternative to thyme.

What other items could I include in a Baked Brie platter?

Instead of, or in addition to, crostini, you could also serve Baked Brie with apple slices, pear slices, crackers, graham crackers, or pita chips.

Can I make Baked Brie in the microwave?

You sure can. Assemble this recipe on a microwave-safe plate or baking dish, then microwave the brie at 50% power in 30-second intervals until heated through. 

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Baked brie on a blue plate with cherries and toasted bread pieces.

Baked Brie

Lusciously melty Baked Brie is destined to become the hit of your appetizer recipe spread. This 15-minute snack recipe is customizable, crowd-pleasing, and overflowing with richness.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Servings 6 to 8 servings
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Calories 22

Ingredients 

  • 8 to 12 ounces brie (see note 1)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme
  • Crostini or crackers, for serving (see note 2)
  • fresh fruit for serving (see note 3)

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a pie pan or baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Place unwrapped brie into prepared dish. Drizzle with olive oil and top with minced thyme.
  • Bake until middle is soft and liquid feeling, about 10 to 15 minutes. Serve immediately with sliced baguette or crackers.

Notes

  1. Brie: This recipe is designed to feature an 8 to 12-ounce wheel of brie. You might find brie sold in larger portions up to 17 inches. Cut larger wheels into quarters before baking, follow the same instructions below, and bake until cheese begins to ooze. 
  2. CrostiniTo transform store-bought or homemade baguette into crostini, cut the bread into 1/4-inch slices. On a rimmed baking sheet, arrange the pieces of bread in a single layer, then brush with olive oil or melted butter. Bake in a 350-degree oven until lightly toasted, or for about 15 minutes.
  3. Fresh fruit: A pile of fresh fruit adds color to the plate and helps cut through the richness of the cheese. Not sure what fruit to add? See what’s in season and go from there. Dried fruit and toasted nuts are also good choices for Baked Brie.  
  4. Yield: This Baked Brie recipe makes 6 to 8 appetizer-sized servings.
  5. Storage: Transfer any extra Baked Brie (if you’re lucky enough to have some) to an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 4 days. 
  6. Make ahead: Reheat the Baked Brie at 300 degrees until heated through, about 15 minutes.
  7. Freezer: Brie that has been frozen skews from its ooey-gooey decadent texture, so I do not recommend freezing it.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 22kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 1gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 1mgPotassium: 2mgFiber: 1gVitamin A: 17IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 2mgIron: 1mg
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