Baked Brie with blackcurrant jam.

Baked Brie with Blackcurrant Jam

Baked Brie with blackcurrant preserve is my favorite go-to appetizer for any occasion. It’s easy, requires minimal preparation, and can be baked and served in the same dish for a nearly hands-off, showstopping delight.

Baked Brie with a  baguette toast.

Chronicles of Brie

Brie, a soft cow’s milk cheese, boasts a matte pearl rind. Originating from Brie, France, it has a mild, creamy flavor, delicate and fresh. Penicillium candidum, a fungus in cheesemaking, blooms outside the wheel, creating an edible mold that protects and enhances the cheese’s creamy texture and flavor.

What’s unique about this baked brie recipe?

  • Perfect for any occasion – warm and cozy. Endless variations to suit your taste.
  • Prepare ahead, bake, and serve – no hassle.
  • No mess to clean up afterwards.
  • A visually appealing and impressive presentation.
  • A showstopping starter that’s meant to be baked and shared.

Grocery and Pantry List Baked Brie

Brie, blackcurrant jam, cranberries, and almonds.
  • Brie Cheese: Brie comes in different sizes; get the one that is encased in a rind.
  • Jam: Pick the jam of your choice: apricot or fig is fine. I am using blackcurrant jam.
  • Nuts:  Any nuts that are unshelled: almonds, walnuts, pistachios, pecans. Give the nuts a rough chop.
  • Fresh Fruits: Pears and apples pair well with brie.
  • Dry Fruits: Raisins, cranberry, apricots, figs, currants.
  • Bread: baguette toasts
Brie, apricot jam, golden raisins, and pistachio.

Time Required:

Bake in 400°F(200°C) preheated oven.

  • 5 minutes to prepare the brie
  • 15-20 minutes: Baking

Special Tools to Use:

  • Oven proof baking dish
  • If you have the brie packaged in a wooden basket, you can use it to bake in. Tie a cotton twine around the basket to keep it together

Recipe Steps at a Glance

  • Preparing the brie. This step can be done well in advance
  • Baking the brie 
  • Serving the brie

Step-by-step: How to Make Baked Brie

Step 1: Preparing the brie

Unwrap the brie from the waxed paper. Place it inside a baking dish. Score the top with a knife to make a cross type incision.

Smother the blackcurrant jam on the brie, top with almonds and dry cranberries.

Cover and store in the refrigerator until ready to bake and serve.

Step 2: Baking the Brie

Preheat the oven to 400°F(200°C).

Place the prepared brie into the center rack and bake uncovered for 10-15 minutes until the cheese starts oozing out.

Step 3: Serving the Brie

Prepare a designated space for the baked brie. Arrange baguette slices, sliced apples, crackers, and grapes around it.

Best Way to Serve

Baked-Brie-Blackcurrant jam with apples,  baguette toasts, persimmon, grapes.
  • Serve in the dish you bake it in.
  • Serve it hot.
  • Apply additional toppings and fresh fruit such as grape and cherries.
  • Serve with crusty bread, baguette slices or crackers.
  • You can have it as a starter appetizer.

Tips and Wisdom from Cafe Osharak

  • Feel free to adjust, mix and match the toppings. If you like certain combination of fruits and nuts.
  • Possible combination are:
  • Pistachios, apricot jam, golden raisin;
  • Fig jam, with walnuts or pecans.
  • Honey and walnuts and fresh figs.
  • For a more savory option, try red pepper pesto topped with dried tomatoes and pine nuts.
  • Baking the jam on top of the brie caramelizes it. The nuts get toasty and crunchy.
  • Don’t remove the rind; it’s a shell that helps protect the brie . The creamy inside gets liquefied, but the crusty rind only gets a bit softer.
  • Speaking of a rind. You can eat the rind as well!

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you take the rind off before baking?

Rind is what keeps the brie together and prevents the cheese from running out when baked. It encases the melted brie and acts as an edible fondue pot.

How long do you leave brie in the oven?

Bake at 375°F or 400°F for approximately 15 minutes until the interior cheese is fully melted and creamy.

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If you try out this recipe, I would love to hear from you. Let me know if you find it delicious and straightforward to prepare. I am here to answer any questions and provide any suggestions. Also, be sure to explore other recipes from Cafe Osharak, as I’m sure you’ll love them too!

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Baked Brie with Blackcurrant Jam

Baked Brie with blackcurrant preserve is my favorite go-to appetizer for any occasion. It's easy, requires minimal preparation, and can be baked and served in the same dish for a nearly hands-off, showstopping delight.
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Baked Brie with blackcurrant jam.
Prep Time:5 minutes
Cook Time:15 minutes
Course
Appetizer
Cuisine
European
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French

Ingredients

  • 220 g Brie Cheese
  • 2 tablespoon dried cranberries
  • 3 tablespoon blackcurrant jam
  • 1 tablespoon chopped almonds
  • 1 baguette sliced
  • 1 apple sliced
  • 1 persimmon sliced
  • figs grapes
  • grapes

Instructions

  • Slice the baguette into ½ inch slices.
  • Place the slices on a baking sheet and broil until both sides are toasted. Set them aside.
  • Preheat the oven to 400°F(200°C).
  • Place the brie cheese in a oven-safe gratin baking dish.
  • Score the brie by making 6-7 criss cross slits.
  • Spoon blackcurrant jam over the top of the brie.
  • Sprinkle dried cranberries and chopped almonds over the brie.
  • Bake at 400°F(200°C) for 15 -20 minutes.
  • Final Touches:
  • Serve the baked brie with the previously toasted baguette slices, sliced apples and persimmons, grapes and figs.

Notes

  • Feel free to adjust, mix and match the toppings. If you like certain combination of fruits and nuts.
  • Possible combination are:
  • Pistachios, apricot jam, golden raisin;
  • Fig jam, with walnuts or pecans.
  • Honey and walnuts and fresh figs.
  • For a more savory option, try red pepper pesto topped with dried tomatoes and pine nuts.
  • Baking the jam on top of the brie caramelizes it. The nuts get toasty and crunchy.
  • Don’t remove the rind; it’s a shell that helps protect the brie . The creamy inside gets liquefied, but the crusty rind only gets a bit softer.
  • Speaking of a rind. You can eat the rind as well!

Nutrition

Calories: 178kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 293mg | Potassium: 137mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 140IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 1mg
Servings: 10
Calories: 178kcal
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