Baked Brie Two Ways

It doesn’t get any easier than this simple Baked Brie recipe! Enjoy it in two different ways, this stunning appetizer is full of ooey gooey cheese, sweet fruit chutney, festive herbs and crunchy nuts! You will be bringing this to all your upcoming parties I guarantee it! 

Baked Brie with jam and apples on a piece of bread

Why make this appetizer 1 way when you can make it two!? I tested this out and loved them both so figured I would include them here for you. The best part about this recipe is that you probably have most of the ingredients in your kitchen already! Grab a couple wheels of brie cheese and a sheet of puff pastry, an apple chutney (or something similar) and nuts (I used pecans) and away we go!

Baked brie bites in muffin tin with apple slices

How To Make Brie Bites

I love the idea of a little bite sized appetizer, and these brie bites are delicious! Here’s the easy steps:

  1. Prepare a muffin tin with no. stick spray (don’t miss this step!)
  2. Roll a sheet of puff pastry out into a large rectangle and cut into small squares
  3. Press each square into each muffin to to form a cup
  4. Dice up brie cheese wheel and add 1-2 piece to each muffin tin
  5. Top the brie with chutney and nuts
  6. Bake until golden brown then transfer the bites to a serving plate, and garnish with fresh rosemary
Baked brie bites in muffin tin with apple slices

What is Brie Cheese

Brie cheese is a soft, buttery, French cow’s milk cheese and quite possibly a gift from the cheese gods themselves (lol). It is named after the French region Brie, where it was originally created. I LOVE brie cheese and never miss adding it onto my charcuterie spread. Try some of my other recipes like Pear and Brie Crostini or Cranberry Brie Hand Pies for more ways to use this amazing cheese!

Baked brie bites in muffin tin with apple slices and thyme

Easy Appetizers

Appetizers that are crowd-pleasures don’t have to be complicated to make! In the wintertime between holiday parties and events, there are lots of different opportunities to try something new for you and your loved ones. Here are some of my favourites!

Baked Brie with nuts and berries and baguette slices

Baked Brie Recipe Variations

I used apple chutney here but let’s get real….SO many flavour combinations would work like:

  • Cranberry Sauce
  • Honey or Maple Syrup
  • Jalapeño Jelly
  • Apple Sauce
  • Fig Jam
  • Raspberry Jam
  • Pesto

Baked Brie Two Ways

baked brie appetizer by fraiche living

Baked Brie Two Ways

It doesn’t get any easier than this simple Baked Brie recipe! Enjoy it in two different ways, this stunning appetizer is full of ooey gooey cheese, sweet fruit chutney, festive herbs and crunchy nuts! You will be bringing this to all your upcoming parties I guarantee it!

Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 -8 people

Ingredients

For Baked Brie Wheel

  • 450 grams brie cheese
  • 1/2 cup apple chutney (or any jam or jelly)
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • fresh rosemary or thyme (for garnish)
  • cranberries, apple or pear slices (for garnish)
  • baguette or crackers (to serve)

For Baked Brie Bites

  • 2 sheets puff pastry sheets
  • 450 grams brie cheese, cubed
  • 1 cup apple chutney (or any jam or jelly)
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • fresh rosemary or thyme (for garnish)
  • cranberries, apple or pear slices (for garnish)

Instructions

For Baked Brie Wheel

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F and add your wheel of brie into a small baking dish.

  2. Top brie with apple chutney (or whatever jelly is being used) and chopped pecans. Bake in oven for 10-15 minutes or until brie is softened and warmed through.

  3. Remove from the oven and garnish with rosemary or thyme and serve with crackers or baguette. Serve hot!

For Baked Brie Bites

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F and prepare a muffin tin with non-stick spray.

  2. Roll out puff pastry on a lightly floured work surface into a large rectangle. Cut the sheet lengthwise into 4 even strips, then cut across into 6 even strips. You will have 24 squares total (each square will be about 2-3 inches).

  3. Separate the squares and press them into the mini muffin tins to create a cup.

  4. Dice the brie Ito 24 pieces and add 1 to each cup. Top with 1 teaspoon of chutney, then sprinkle each cup with some chopped pecans.

  5. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the pastry is puffed, golden brown and the cheese I bubbly. If any of the brie has bubbled over, simply push it back into the cups while hot! Top with fresh rosemary or thyme and fruit if desired.

  6. Once slightly cooled, remove from the muffin tin to serve! Serve hot or at room temperature.

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