Baked Brie is the 3-Ingredient Appetizer We All Need Right Now!

Baked Brie Puff Pastry

yield: 6 SERVINGS

prep time: 10 MINUTES

cook time: 25 MINUTES

total time: 35 MINUTES

Directions

1

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

2

Unwrap the defrosted sheet of puff pastry and place the brie wheel on top.

3

Spoon the fig spread over the top of the brie.

4

Wrap the puff pastry over the brie so it is completely covered. Place it on a baking sheet, seam side down.

5

Bake for 25 minutes or until the puff pastry is slightly browned.

6

Let cook for about 10 minutes, and serve with sliced apples or crackers as desired. Enjoy!

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melted baked brie cheese wrapped in puff pastry

Who else LOVES a good 3-ingredient recipe? 🙋‍♀️

I recently tried baking a wheel of brie with store-bought puff pastry, and I’m here to say that it’s the best thing EVER! If you are a fan of melted cheese, this insanely delicious baked brie puff pastry appetizer is a MUST-TRY idea. The best part is it’s essentially just brie, puff pastry, and fig jam, which makes for an incredibly simple 3 ingredient recipe.

holding a tray with melted puff pastry baked brie

The result is a mouth-watering pairing of savory melted brie and sweet fig jam wrapped in a buttery croissant-like puff pastry that you can dig into and spread over apples, crackers, or crusty bread.

If you ask me, this could be a satisfying meal by itself, or served as a beautiful appetizer that’s perfect for the holidays or even year-round.

3 ingredients to make puff pastry baked brie

Tips for making the BEST baked brie puff pastry appetizer:

  • Working with frozen sheets of puff pastry is super easy and affordable. They can usually be found with the frozen desserts at the grocery store. You’ll want your sheet to be defrosted first though so set it out about 20-30 minutes on the counter to prep.
  • If you need an idea on what to do with the leftover sheet of puff pastry, I cut mine into squares and wrapped them over hot dogs, and then baked for a fancier yet super easy version of pigs in a blanket that my kids thought was amazing! 😂
  • Fig jam goes so well with brie, it’s a match made in heaven, and I love this Divina brand from my grocery store. If you wanted to use a different sweet jam, it would work out too. I think raspberry or apricot would be yummy, or even cranberry sauce could be a great holiday choice.
  • This idea can be varied in many different ways. Some other suggested melted brie combinations would be drizzled honey with red chili flakes and fresh thyme, maple syrup and chopped walnuts, and pumpkin butter with pecans! YUM.
  • I like to serve baked brie with apple slices and crackers. My very favorite crackers for this and for charcuterie boards are Carr’s water crackers, and this time of year Costco has a large pack of them at a great price to stock up.

placing brie on a puff pastry sheet

spreading fig spread on a wheel of brie

putting baked puff pastry brie in the oven

serving baked brie with crackers and apples

holding sliced apple with brie cheese


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Baked Brie Puff Pastry

yield: 6 SERVINGS

prep time: 10 MINUTES

cook time: 25 MINUTES

total time: 35 MINUTES

Savory melted brie and sweet fig jam with buttery puff pastry that you can dig into and spread over apple slices or crackers.

Directions

1

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

2

Unwrap the defrosted sheet of puff pastry and place the brie wheel on top.

3

Spoon the fig spread over the top of the brie.

4

Wrap the puff pastry over the brie so it is completely covered. Place it on a baking sheet, seam side down.

5

Bake for 25 minutes or until the puff pastry is slightly browned.

6

Let cook for about 10 minutes, and serve with sliced apples or crackers as desired. Enjoy!

Additional Notes

Recipe is adapted from PepperidgeFarms.com

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cheese coming out of melted baked brie puff pastry appetizer

Oh my goodness, this is baked brie heaven!

My family basically inhaled this for lunch one day and it’s so darn good. Even my kids who aren’t necessarily huge brie fans ordinarily actually enjoyed it, too! I think brie that’s melted has a more mellow flavor and pairs beautifully with the sweet fig flavor. Enjoy!

woman holding a melted brie appetizer

Check out what my teammate Ashley had to say about this melty baked brie appetizer:

“I loved how easy this appetizer was and you can switch the jams or figs out each time to create something different. Our family likes spicy so we used a peppered jelly but I even took it to the next level and added bacon crumbles to the mix. I have made this a few times and I will definitely be making it this holiday season – YUM!”

apple slice with baked brie


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Comments 40

  1. Marie

    Oh thank you for posting this I’m gonna make this for our Christmas dinner this year.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Yum! Enjoy and Merry Christmas Marie!

  2. Materof6

    Yummy!!! I tried something similar not too long ago that called for sage leaves to be topped on the crackers…the flavors were amazing! Thanks so much for posting…I bet the puff pastry is the ultimate comfort food with this!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Wow that’s sounds great too! Thanks for sharing!

  3. ella

    I’ll have to try the Brie with puff pastry. I love roasting a head of garlic and having that with baked Brie. The roasted garlic cloves spread like butter and go so well with Brie.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Wow that sounds fantastic! Yum.

  4. msudaisy28

    I love baked brie like this! I use the same fig jam that you’ve used but don’t put it inside the brie, rather I serve it on the side. I also serve the Sour Cherry jam that is made by the same company. It’s delicious!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh yum I’ll have to check out the cherry! We also love the spicy fig one. Yum!

  5. Aws

    I do a similar one but make it super seasonal by heating 1/2 a bag of fresh cranberries till they pop then stir in jar of apricot jelly. It’s sweet and tart. I even use crescent roll dough so I don’t have to plan ahead to defrost puff pastry and it’s such a crowd pleaser!!!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Wow 🤩 that sounds great! Thanks for sharing. I love hearing everyone’s variations ❤️

  6. Couponanimal

    Thanks! I’m going to try this topped with bacon jam!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Yum!

  7. iamkris10

    could you skip the jam entirely and it still come out nicely? I would assume, but I also am aware that it may change the way it melts a bit, etc.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Yes you can. You could even serve on the size like one reader suggested.

  8. joni shandle

    Love love love Baked brie will try! If anyone doesnt have the time and has a Lidl by them they have a good baked brie small 4.99 larger 7.99

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Thanks for sharing!

  9. Ariavenew

    Aldi has the rustic platters (just like pictured) as one of their features this week!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Oh cool! Thanks for sharing that! I’ll have to look for them in my store!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh wow! Great find- thanks for sharing!

  10. Lesli

    My sister makes us and topped it with raspberry jelly. It is so yummy! I could eat the whole thing

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      YES!! Haha same!

  11. Maria

    I love this recipe and have also done these in bite size format, they are great for a crowd. Just cut the Brie into bite size pieces and add a bit of jam then wrap with pastry.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh great idea!! Thanks for sharing Maria!

  12. J

    Nice to put an egg wash on the pastry before baking. Also, if the pastry starts to get too brown during baking, put a square of foil loosely over the top of it and continue baking until done.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Yep! Thanks for sharing!

  13. Cat

    I like to do it with raspberry jam then put walnuts on top of the jam befor the dough!! So yummy over Granny Smith apples!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Yum! Great idea!

  14. Kathleen

    Costco has a premade one with fig too

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh nice! Thanks for sharing!

  15. esfullerbeatty

    Wonder if there is an air fryer version, possibly with a different setting? I have a Ninja 4 quart and find that when I have something small for the oven, it is much more efficient to use the air fryer and I’m sure I’m saving a lot in energy costs.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh ya I bet that would work. Maybe just shorten the cook time a little as it’s easy to open and check. 👍good idea!

  16. kalynn

    So do you all eat the rind then? We just eat the gooey cheese inside of it but if you are spreading jam between the cheese and pastry, I’m assuming you are eating all of it? We love Brie and cheese/charcuterie boards!

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      The President Brie has an edible white rind.

    • pg5oconnor

      I eat the rind but If I’m not sure that my guests will eat the rind, I use a small cheese grater to take most of the rind off.

  17. amato20

    I love baked brie! If I don’t have puff pastry on hand, I use pre-made pie crust (and bake until my husband asks if something is burning 😅). If serving during brunch, my favorite topping is orange marmalade, but I use raspberry for other times of day. It’s perfect with some apples on the side, along with the crackers! I’m definitely going to try it with fig next time. Thank you!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh nice! Orange would be yummy! Thanks for sharing!

  18. Hilda

    You can also just use a tube of crescent rolls. Open it, unroll it, don’t tear them apart. No extra sheet of puff pastry that way.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Thanks for sharing!

  19. Cortney

    We make something similar but instead of Brie, use a Gouda cheese round (the ones wrapped in red wax). Peel the wax off & place in puff pastry. Out of this world flavor, gooey melted cheese & delicate & crisp puff pastry.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh wow! I bet that’s awesome 👏 Thanks for sharing ❤️

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