Baked Brie is a classic appetizer and one of our absolute favorites. It's easy to make, but looks so impressive on the table. Now to figure out what to serve with Baked Brie!
First, let's start with the Baked Brie itself. While you can bake Brie without wrapping it in pastry dough, we are partial to a golden brown, buttery crust around it. This Baked Brie with Fig Jam has a delightful layer of fig jam under a crust made from puff pastry dough.
That said, you can also keep things simple and bake your Brie without a crust—this is one of the easiest appetizers around!
Just pop your Brie wheel on a sheet of parchment paper on a baking sheet. Add a drizzle of honey and some herbs on top of the brie if you like, then bake for 15 minutes at 350 degrees. Garnish with fresh rosemary or thyme.
Either way you make it, just wait until you cut it open with a sharp knife and let that melty cheese ooze out!
Making Baked Brie the Star of a Cheese Board
Now that you've got your Brie, let's talk what to serve with it. Look for accompaniments that complement the richness of the cheese. Here are some great options for adding to a charcuterie board or cheese platter like the one above:
- Nuts, such as almonds, pecans, and walnuts. We particularly love candied nuts!
- Fresh fruit, such as apple slices or pear slices—these go so well with melted cheese.
- Crackers (especially water crackers), sliced baguette, or crostini toasts
- Dried fruit, such as dried apricots or dried cherries
- Your favorite jam or jelly—besides fig jam, we love apricot jam and raspberry jam too
- Caramelized onions (bake under the top crust or serve on the side!)
- Cured meats, such as prosciutto slices or dried sausage
- Cherry tomatoes
- Pickled shallots or pickled red onions
The mild flavor and creamy texture of melted Brie pairs with all of these beautifully. A full cheese board like this is perfect for starting off special occasions or holiday parties. A total crowd-pleaser!
Making Baked Brie into a Full Meal
If you want your Baked Brie as the centerpiece for dinner, we suggest either pairing it with a few other easy appetizers or adding a delicious salad.
Delicious Appetizers to Serve with Baked Brie
Want to combine a bunch of appetizers into a full meal? Start with that Baked Brie, then choose a couple from this list.
Perfect Salads to Pair with Baked Brie
Baked Brie is such a hearty appetizer that you may only want to serve it with a large salad. The combination makes for a perfect meal!
Hopefully you have found some delicious party food recipes to pair with your Baked Brie recipe. The best part of this list is that all of these dishes will work on their own as well, so just mix and match to make a new menu.
Let us know in the comments your perfect pairing!
How to Store Leftover Brie
This never happens at my house, but should you have leftover brie, here's what to do. Baked Brie should be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Make sure to at least bring it to room temperature before serving again.
And better yet, reheat it in a 350-degree oven—this is especially recommended if your brie is baked in puff pastry or phyllo dough. Another easy way to reheat is using your air fryer.
How Long Does Brie Last?
This depends on what form the Brie is in. A wheel of Brie cheese will last in the refrigerator for several weeks. Once you cut into it, however, you should use it within a week or so. And if you have baked your Brie, and then refrigerated leftovers, you should use them within a few days.
Hope you have enjoyed this deep dive into Baked Brie—one of the most delicious party appetizers around! And in my house, an essential element to the holiday season.