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Baked brie: how to create a crowd-pleasing appetiser

Try one of these indulgent baked brie recipes this Christmas

Our expert foodie Amanda shows you how to bake brie and shares some handy tips to prepare the ultimate appetiser for party season. If you can’t decide between serving a savoury or sweet dish, scroll down for the best baked brie toppings and flavour combinations to pair with the soft, creamy cheese.

How to bake brie

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Place brie on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Once cooked, use the baking paper to transfer the baked brie to a serving board as the cheese will be soft and delicate.

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To keep the brie warm while serving, bake the brie in a small baking dish with a lid that just covers the cheese.

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Don’t remove the rind from the top of the brie before baking. The rind serves as a binder and stops the soft cheese from melting everywhere.

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Score the rind to allow the brie to cook evenly.

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Bake in a preheated 200°C/180°C fan-forced oven for 12 minutes or cook in an air fryer at 180°C for 6 minutes.

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Stand brie for 2 minutes before serving to allow it to firm up a little.

Baked brie topping ideas

Cranberry Baked Brie


Cranberry baked brie

Drizzled with cranberry sauce, this delectable cheese appetiser delivers layers of sweet and savoury flavours in every bite.

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Baked brie with honey


Baked brie with honey

Baked brie drizzled with honey makes an easy festive appetiser. Serve with crackers, bread or seasonal fruit for dipping.

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Pistachio Baked Brie


Pistachio baked brie

Topped with chopped pistachios, this deliciously simple baked brie recipe is a must-have at any family gathering.

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Melty Baked Brie


Baked brie with maple syrup & pomegranate

This baked brie is an easy festive appetiser with colourful pomegranate and warm maple syrup. Serve it with crostini, bread or crackers.

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Baked Brie with Caramelised Apples, Walnuts & Crispy Sage


Baked brie with caramelised apples, walnuts & crispy sage

Kickstart your next dinner party with baked brie topped with caramelised apples, crunchy walnuts and crispy sage.

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Pickled Asparagus With Baked Brie Crostini


Pickled asparagus with baked brie crostini

Whip us this easy, delicious appetiser in 20 minutes. The crunchy pickled asparagus pairs perfectly with creamy brie on a crostini.

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Baked Triple Cream Brie Wreath With Nut Topping


Baked triple cream brie wreath

Impress guests at Christmas with a bread wreath featuring a baked triple cream brie centre. Top with beetroot relish and sprigs of rosemary.

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Baked Brie with Roasted Strawberries


Baked brie with roasted strawberries

This impressive cheese starter will steal the limelight at any gathering. Pair oozing, melt-in-your-mouth baked brie and roasted strawberries with crackers or bread of your choice.

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Blueberry & Cheese Filo Pie


Blueberry & cheese filo pie hack

Gooey baked brie stacked on crisp pastry and topped with blueberries makes an easy yet elegant appetiser for any event.

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Tear & Share Sausage Rolls With Baked Brie


Tear & share sausage rolls with baked brie

Homemade sausage rolls and melted baked brie combine for the perfect party snack. Serve warm with tomato chutney.

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