Brie is a mild cheese that can be used as a base to create intricate, savory appetizers.
Brie is a creamy cheese, and works well with certain foods, like prosciutto, apples, pears, honey, and balsamic reduction to make delicious brie appetizers, right at home.
Arrange a few artisan crackers on a serving plate. Top the specialty crackers with a slice of brie cheese, fresh basil, prosciutto, and arugula.
Once you’re ready to serve your appetizer, top with a drizzle of honey and balsamic reduction for a sweet finish for your brie appetizer.
Baked brie is made by adding toppings to brie cheese, and then baking it in the oven until it’s melted. The toppings melt into the brie, creating a flavorful cheesy appetizer.
There are several baked brie toppings you can try out!
Baked brie appetizers can be served with crackers, crostini’s or fresh baguette slices.
Cranberry Brie Bites
You only need small squares of dough to create this bite sized appetizer.
Place the squares inside a mini muffin tin, and add a small piece of brie. Top the brie with cranberry sauce and a sprig of fresh rosemary.
Bake the cranberry brie bites and serve warm.
Apple and Brie Tartlets
Apple and brie tartlets are a sweet and savory appetizer.
The base of the tartlets is using puff pastry squares inside a mini muffin tin.
Add a small piece of brie cheese inside the puff pastry square.
The apples and walnuts are coated in a cinnamon and sugar coating and then spooned on top of the brie.
The tartlets bake in the oven until the apples are fork-tender, and served warm.
Brie Baguette Slices
Baguette slices work well to use for delicious savory brie appetizers.
Baguette slices can be topped with various sweet and spicy jams like fig jam or red pepper jelly, and then have a fresh slice of brie added to them to create the base of the appetizer.
Add your favorite nuts, fresh berries, and strips of fresh herbs to add flavor to your appetizer.
Drizzle with honey or balsamic reduction to make your brie appetizer look professional and appetizing.
- brie cheese, almonds, drizzle of honey
- brie cheese, sliced strawberries, balsamic reduction
- brie cheese, pomegranate arils, dried cranberries, strips of fresh basil
- fig jam, brie cheese, pecans, drizzle of honey
Cranberry Brie Pinwheels
Cranberry brie pinwheels are a beautiful spiral appetizer that is served warm, right out of the oven.
Pinwheels are made by rolling out the dough into a large rectangle, and brushing it with melted butter.
Arrange sliced pieces of brie all along the puff pastry. Sprinkle dried cranberries and walnuts around the dough.
Drizzle a little honey over the dough.
Starting with the narrow end of the dough, roll the dough tightly until you reach the end of the dough.
Place the seam down on the counter. Brush the dough with more melted butter.
The butter will create a golden brown crust for the pinwheels. Slice the dough into 1″ thick sections.
Place the pinwheels lying flat on a baking sheet. Bake until they are golden brown and the cheese is bubbling.
When you’re ready to serve the pinwheels, dust the tops of them with powdered sugar.
Apple Brie Crescents
Apple brie crescents are made by using either puff pastry, or croissant dough and cutting it into large triangles.
Slice up granny smith apples into thin slices so you can easily use them in your dough triange.
Place a slice of brie cheese, and a slice of apple on the large end of the triangle.
Drizzle a little honey over the cheese and apple.
Begin rolling by folding the dough starting at the cheese end, and roll it until the pointed end is seam down.
Brush the crescent with beaten egg for a nice golden sheen on the dough.
Bake the crescents until the apples are tender.
Serve the brie appetizer warm, right out of the oven.