Easy baked brie with apples recipe that is the most AMAZING appetizer you will ever cook or bring to a potluck. Sweet and savory cheese wrapped in filo.
Ok so a friend of mine made a version of this at least five years ago and every time we think of that couple we think of this easy baked brie dish they had!! I couldn’t remember exactly how she made it but knew the general ingredients so I tinkered with them a bit and made the most amazing baked brie ever. It actually became our dinner that night as opposed to an appetizer. (originally published 12/16, affiliate links present)
- Oh yes, seriously every time I think of this I just want to host a party. Any kind, just so I have an excuse to make it. LOL.
The nice this about this baked brie recipe is you can add as many add ins as you want or just keep it simple.
You only need four ingredients which is nice and it’s ready from start to finish in about thirty minutes. This is seriously the most amazing appetizer you will ever eat!! If you love brie you’re gonna’ flip over this.
So you’re asking how do I make baked brie?
You will need some filo dough to start with. I had never used it before but it’s quite easy. It’s a bit like tissue paper. You’ll find it in the freezer section with two rolls inside each box.
- Take one roll out and put it on the counter so it defrosts and can un roll dough easily.
You are only going to use about 3 pieces to lay lengthwise and 3 pieces widthwise in your pie plate (that is what I used).
Do you take the rind off brie before baking?
I do not cut the rind off before baking. If you didn’t know, it is perfectly edible. You actually don’t notice it much after your brie is baked. If you’re eating brie unbaked and don’t enjoy it the taste of the outside, you’ll be surprised at the difference here.
It is kinda’ like wrapping a present or a burrito. If you think of it like that it’s easy to wrap up.
Put about 3 tbsp. of brown sugar in the middle
- Then put your piece of brie cheese on top of that
- Add 2 more tbsp. of brown sugar sprinkled on top.
- Melt 2 tbsp. of butter and pour that right over the top of your brie/brown sugar
- Now you’re going to wrap.
- Here is where you can add in more things.
- You can substitute the 2 tbsp. of butter inside here with 2 tbsp. of honey instead (that is fantastic)
- add chopped walnuts, diced apples, or even cranberries too
Easy baked brie
- Filo dough – in freezer section, a puff pastry
- I have yet to try this with crescent dough but others have had luck
- Brown sugar
- Diced apple
- Parchment paper on a baking sheet
You want to bake this easy baked brie just long enough where the cheese is melted inside and it pours out when cut and the filo dough is just barely browned, do not overcook it.
Slice a baguette or serve with crackers on a board with cheese tools/servers, either way this baked brie is incredible!!!
To make baked brie with apples and honey just:
- Dice 3/4 of a green apple (without the skin)
- Add it to the top of the brie with 2 tbsp. of honey
- do this instead of adding brown sugar to the top before wrapping it up. it is Amazing this way!!!
If you love this easy baked brie recipe you’d also got to try our savory monkey bread that’s a great side dish to any meal, especially pasta.
As I said above, I haven’t used crescent roll instead of filo dough. If you do have success please share it below. I personally like the texture of the latter for this as well as it’s lighter consistency. Home cooks of America I beg you to make this for Christmas brunch this year and get all the cheers!!
Tips to making this perfectly; Make sure you preheat oven before placing it inside. Butter is essential for the top to get golden brown, I would use salted for added flavor.
- Biggest tip is to serve it warm!
- To enhance flavors you can spoon some cherry jam on top too
- Have several choices for spreading
- sliced baguette
- pita chips
- sliced apples
Easy Baked Brie
- Lay 2-3 pieces of filo dough lengthwise and then widthwise in a pie or square pan.
- Put 3 tbsp. brown sugar, slice of brie on top of that, 2 tbsp. brown sugar over that and top with 3 tbsp. melted butter. If adding apples, walnuts, and/or cranberries add these on top of brie as well.
- Wrap this up in filo dough like a burrito so all ends are closed. Put folded end underneath so it doesn't unwrap.
- Top with 3 tbsp. brown sugar and 3 tbsp. melted butter. Put in oven at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes or until filo dough is slightly browned and cheese is melted. Serve