Delicious and creamy brie cheese is covered in sweet fig jam and sliced fresh figs and then baked until warm for an easy and elegant appetizer worthy of any occasion! Baked brie with fig jam is also a great addition to charcuterie boards.
Easy Baked Brie with Fig Jam Recipe
You know I love easy appetizers that are perfect for serving at holidays, parties, and any time you want a tasty snack. Creamy, melty baked brie with fig jam is at the top of my very favorites. I could eat it for dinner (and often do!).
This baked brie appetizer recipe is perfect for holiday entertaining especially because it’s elegant to serve on a pretty tray or platter or as an addition to a cheese board. It takes just a few minutes to make too.
What is Baked Brie?
It’s simply brie that has been baked in the oven until the cheese within the rind has melted and is warm and creamy. Often wrapped in a sheet of puff pastry but not always, baked brie is usually topped with different jams, nuts, and fruits for different flavor variations. It makes the perfect appetizer!
Ingredients You Will Need
Brie Cheese: Brie is a soft and creamy cheese named after the Brie region of France. It’s often sold in wheels, and I suggest a medium to large Brie wheel for this recipe!
Fig Jam: Fig jam is my favorite jam to top on baked brie, but you can use any flavor you like. One trick for finding fig game in the grocery store is to look near the fine cheeses and gourmet crackers, it’s often found there. Trader Joe’s has a delicious fig jam! Or make your own homemade fig jam!
Other Jam Variations to Try:
– Raspberry Jam
– Peach Preserves
– Blackberry Jam
Figs: If you are making this fig baked brie during fig season, I highly recommend slicing up a few fresh figs to add on top of the fig jam. If you can’t find figs, no worries, it’ll still be out-of-this-world delish!
Pecans: Chopped nuts are totally optional, but I love the texture and crunch they give this brie appetizer. You could substitue in walnuts or almonds too.
Fresh Herbs: I always love to add some chopped fresh rosemary to my baked brie for flavor and a touch of greenery as garnish. I also like to use thyme sprigs too. I love the savory touch paired with the sweetness of the jam.
How to Make Baked Brie with Fig Jam
Baked brie is not only a fancy appetizer, but it’s also a very easy recipe to make, even for novices.
- After preheating your oven to 375 degrees F., line a baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper. The parchment paper just needs to be bigger than the wheel of brie, but doesn’t have to be as large as your baking sheet. You’ll use the parchment to lift it off (or a large spatula) to set it on your serving plate.
- Next, place your brie wheel on the parchment paper. Generously spread fig jam on top of the brie wheel, spreading the jam evenly to the sides.
- Top the brie with extra fig slices and chopped nuts (optional).
- Lastly, Garnish with diced rosemary or thyme.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes.
- Carefully remove the brie wheel by lifting the parchment paper or sliding a sturdy spatula under the warm brie wheel to move it to your platter. Careful, the melted brie will be a little wobbly when warm.
Do I need to take the rind off the wheel of Brie?
No, you don’t need to take the white rind off. The brie rind not only adds flavor but contains the gooey, melty brie in while it’s baked so it doesn’t run everywhere on the baking tray.
What to Serve with Fig Baked Brie:
I love to serve warm, baked brie with just about anything. Here are a few of my favorites:
- Toast Points
- Pita Chips
- Bagel Chips
- Baguette Slices
- Fresh Figs
- Apple Slices
- Pear Slices
Serve your baked brie with fig jam right on a serving platter and garnish with extra figs, fresh fruit, nuts and other cheeses along with crackers or small toasts. Tuck in a few sprigs of rosemary or thyme for garnish.
Always serve baked brie with a cheese knife as it can be warm and a little messy without one.
I love this baked brie with fig jam recipe. It’s truly one of my go-to appetizers whenever I want a fancy and delicious appetizer that’s also SUPER easy to make. You can even keep a brie wheel and jar of fig jam on hand for last-minute occasions too.
Storing Leftover Baked Brie
Carefully wrap any leftover baked brie in a piece of plastic wrap in an airtight container in the refrigerator. You can bake again to re-warm the brie.
If you have leftover figs, I *highly* recommend making my goat cheese stuffed figs, holy moly, they’re absolutely divine! Below are even more tasty appetizers to try too!
More Easy Party Appetizers
This delicious baked brie recipe is always a crowd pleaser, especially during the holiday season. If you give it a try, I’d love to know how you like it! Leave me a comment below.
Baked Brie with Fig Jam
- 1 large brie wheel 8-ounce or similar
- 1/3 cup fig jam
- 2 tbsp chopped figs optional
- 2 tbsp chopped pecans optional
- 1 tsp chopped rosemary for garnish
- Preheat oven to 375° F and top a baking sheet with a large piece of parchment paper.
- Place the brie wheel in the center of the parchment paper.
- Spread on fig jam evenly on top of the brie wheel.
- Garnish brie wheel with chopped figs, chopped nuts, and a sprinkle of fresh herbs like rosemary or thyme.
- Bake brie with fig jam for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and serve with your favorite crackers. Careful, brie cheese gets very hot!