Honey and Garlic Baked Brie is an ooey-gooey, aromatic delight that fills the room with warmth and sophisticated flavors.
Are you ready to dazzle your guests this holiday season? Look no further!
Our Honey and Garlic Baked Brie is a game-changer that pairs perfectly with a glass of wine or some sparkling cider.
This baked brie recipe is made with honey and garlic. It's a deliciously surprising combo that's packed full of flavor.
This recipe is great for those who don't want to bake their brie in puff pastry as this one stands out beautifully without the pastry dough.
For a unique flavor combination, add the Jalapeño Cranberry Salsa to your menu. It's a refreshing change from the usual holiday fare.
What You'll Love About This Recipe
- Flavor Fusion: The marriage of garlic and honey with the creaminess of Brie is absolutely divine.
- Easy to Prepare: Even if you're new to cooking, you can pull off this dish with ease.
- Versatile: Serve it with baguette slices, crackers, or even fruits like apple and pear for a delightful contrast.
- Conversation Starter: This dish is not just food; it's an experience that will get people talking.
Brie Wheel: Go for a high-quality brand wheel of brie. The richness of a good Brie is irreplaceable.
Garlic Cloves: Thinly sliced, these add a subtle, savory kick.
Honey: Opt for a raw, organic variety for a robust flavor.
Olive Oil: Extra virgin olive oil works best here.
Rosemary Sprigs: Optional but highly recommended for an aromatic touch.
Baguette or Crackers: For serving. The crunchier, the better. Although sliced apples are delicious with this baked brie as well.
- Baking Sheet: A standard size should do the trick.
- Parchment Paper: For lining the baking sheet.
- Small Knife: For making slits in the Brie.
Alternatives: If you don't have parchment paper, aluminum foil can work. No baking sheet? A Brie baker or oven-safe dish can be used.
Warm It Up: Start by preheating your oven to 350°F (175°C).
Place the Brie wheel on a parchment-lined baking sheet or if you own a Brie baker, now's the time to bring it out.
Make the Cut: Grab your small knife and carefully create small slits across the top of the Brie. Be delicate; we don't want to damage this beauty!
Garlic Goodness: Insert thinly sliced garlic cloves into the slits you've made. Distribute them like little treasures across the Brie wheel.
Drizzle Time: Drizzle the honey over the top of the Brie and garlic, allowing it to seep into the slits and around the cheese.
Next, drizzle the olive oil over the Brie as well. This not only enhances the flavors and but helps with the baking process.
For an extra touch of class, place a few sprigs of rosemary on top. It smells amazing next to the baking garlic and honey.
Baking Brilliance: Slide your creation into the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes. You're looking for a soft, gooey center but a wheel that's held its shape.
Cooling Off: Once removed from the oven, let it sit for a minute or two before you dive in.
Serve with slices of baguette or crunchy crackers and watch your guests' faces light up!
Quick to prepare but lasting in impression, this Brie with honey and garlic is a showstopper for any occasion. Perfect for a holiday appetizer or a brunch snack.
- 1 8-ounce wheel of Brie cheese
- 3-4 thinly sliced garlic cloves
- 2 tablespoons of honey
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- Fresh rosemary sprigs (optional)
- Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
- Place the Brie wheel on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or in a Brie baker if you have one.
- Using a small knife, make small slits on the top of the Brie. Insert the garlic slices into the slits, distributing them evenly across the cheese.
- Drizzle the honey over the top of the Brie, allowing it to seep into the slits and around the cheese.
- Drizzle the olive oil over the Brie as well, to enhance the flavors and help with the baking process.
- If desired, place a few fresh rosemary sprigs on top of the Brie to add an aromatic touch.
- Transfer the baking sheet or Brie baker to the preheated oven and bake for about 15-20 minutes, or until the Brie is soft and gooey in the center.
- Keep an eye on the Brie as it bakes to ensure it doesn't melt completely and lose its shape.
- Once baked, carefully remove the Brie from the oven and allow it to cool slightly before serving.
- Serve the baked Brie with sliced baguette or crackers. Guests can scoop out portions of the warm, gooey cheese and enjoy the wonderful combination of flavors from the garlic and honey.
Remember that the Brie will be very hot, so caution your guests before they dig in.
- Room Temp: Storing at room temperature is not recommended for more than a couple of hours due to the perishable nature of brie cheese.
- Fridge: If you have leftovers, place them in an airtight container and store them in the fridge. They should keep well for up to 3 days. When you're ready to eat, consider reheating in the oven to regain some of that gooey goodness.
- Freezer: Freezing is not recommended for Brie, especially after it's been baked. The texture tends to change, becoming more crumbly and less creamy.
- Reheating Instructions: The best way to reheat your baked Brie is in a warm oven set to around 300°F (150°C). Place it in an oven-safe dish and heat for about 5-10 minutes. Be cautious not to overheat, as the Brie can lose its shape and become too runny.
Quality Counts: The quality of your Brie is crucial. Opt for high-quality Brie that has a smooth, rich flavor and a creamy texture. The better the Brie, the better the dish!
Slice Thin: When slicing your garlic, aim for as thin as possible. Thin slices allow the garlic to roast quickly and permeate the Brie more deeply.
Fresh Is Best: Always go for fresh rosemary sprigs over dried ones. Fresh rosemary adds a burst of aromatic flavor that dried just can't match.
Watch the Clock: Brie can go from gooey to melted mess in a matter of minutes. Keep an eye on the oven and do a softness test around the 15-minute mark.
Serving Suggestions: For a beverage pairing, consider a light white wine like a Chardonnay or a sparkling cider. Both balance the richness of the Brie beautifully.
Don't Rush: It might be tempting to dig in immediately, but give the Brie a couple of minutes to cool down. It will be piping hot right out of the oven.
Parchment Over Foil: Parchment paper is your best bet for easy removal and no sticking. If you're out, lightly greasing your aluminum foil can work as a substitute.
Slice Your Serving Bread Early: Have your baguette or crackers sliced and ready to go. You don't want to be fussing with this after your Brie is ready to serve.
Garnish Matters: If you want to make the dish look even more appealing, consider some garnishing options like pomegranate seeds or a sprinkle of finely chopped nuts for a visual and textural contrast.