Strawberry baked brie is an easy party starter that comes together in only 30 minutes! Strawberries are cooked on the stovetop with honey and lemon juice and then poured over the melted brie cheese. This festive party food is a sure crowd pleaser and a delicious appetizer for any occasion, holidays, picnics, and potlucks!
Baked brie - quick and easy 30-minute party starter
If you need a simple appetizer that is easy to make and creates a beautiful and colorful presentation, look no further than this stunning strawberry baked brie. This easy recipe takes only 30 minutes to make and will make a great addition to any dinner.
Your family and friends will love this spectacular party starter! It's perfect for backyard barbecues, picnics, potlucks, block parties, and other summer festivities. Also, don't miss my other delicious baked brie recipes, such as baked brie with apples and cranberry baked brie.
What is the perfect topping for baked brie?
Fresh berries cooked into a delicious jam, of course! And we are not talking about simply sprinkling fresh strawberries over the cheese. The berries are actually cooked into a simple, delicious, sticky, homemade jam that is poured warm over the molten cheese. The whole process goes like this:
- The brie cheese is baked in the oven until very soft and creamy.
- While the brie is baked, fresh strawberries are cooked together with honey and lemon juice on the stovetop into a delicious jam and then added on top of the melting brie cheese.
- Fresh blueberries are then sprinkled on top along with some herbs for a beautiful presentation!
This crowd-pleasing party starter is a great choice for any holiday. It's a low-maintenance recipe that you can make and serve indoors and outdoors. Bursting with colors, it's a perfect recipe to make for the 4th of July (Independence Day), Labor Day, Memorial Day, Christmas, Thanksgiving, New Year's eve, and other holiday occasions. Bring it for potlucks, picnics, and BBQ parties. And, while this recipe screams Summer, strawberries and blueberries are available year-round, and you can make this appetizer pretty much any time of year!
Is brie a French cheese?
This soft-ripened cheese with a creamy texture usually comes as a wheel with a white rind on the outside. The cheese is named after Brie, a region in northern France where the cheese originated.
Is brie cow or goat milk?
Brie is a soft-ripened cheese with a creamy texture and white rind. It is usually made from cow's milk, even though goat brie cheese is popular, too.
Do you have to take the rind off brie?
The whole brie cheese is edible - the soft center and the white rind on the outside. Leave the white rind on the cheese.
What pan to use to bake the brie?
- Use a small baking sheet lined with parchment paper to bake the brie. Discard the parchment paper after baking the brie and minimize the cleanup!
- Use a small cast-iron pan or a small ceramic baking dish for baking the brie and serve it in the same pan. This not only minimizes the cleanup but also saves you the number of dishes to clean afterward!
How to make strawberry baked brie
- Preheat the oven to 350 F. Bake the whole wheel of brie cheese in the preheated oven at 350 F for 15 minutes on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet until the cheese gets soft and very melty.
- While the oven gets preheated and the cheese gets warmed, prepare the strawberry jam by cooking fresh strawberries with honey and freshly squeezed lemon juice in the skillet on the stove.
- Then, pour the homemade strawberry jam and fresh blueberries over the freshly baked brie. Sprinkle some fresh herbs on top for color.
- Serve baked brie with crackers or bread of your choice.
Variations and substitutions
This recipe uses basic ingredients that you can find in most grocery stores year-round. It's super versatile and you can make many versions of the baked brie. Here are some ideas:
- Cheese. Be adventurous and try various kinds of brie cheese your local grocery store has to offer. It can be a traditional brie, a triple brie, or goat cheese brie, or any other kind you like.
- Berries. Strawberries are the stars of the show in this recipe. You can also add fresh raspberries or blackberries in addition to blueberries or instead of them.
- Other toppings. Try sprinkling chopped toasted nuts over the baked brie, such as pecans, walnuts, cashews, or hazelnuts. Chop up half of the nuts before adding them on top of the cheese. Flavored nuts or candied nuts will work great, too.
Storage and reheating tips
- Fridge. Store the leftover baked brie in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
- Microwave oven. Reheat the refrigerated brie cheese in the microwave oven for 1 minute. Check and reheat longer, if needed, in 10 seconds increments.
How to serve brie
- Crackers. Plain crackers work the best since you have so many flavors going on on top of the baked brie.
- Bread. Use a slice of freshly baked bread or toasted bread slices for scooping up the melted cheese.
- Spoon. Or, just do what I like to do best with brie - get a spoon, get a slice of brie on your plate together with the strawberry jam and blueberries and just eat it as is.
Other baked brie recipes you might like
Strawberry Baked Brie - 30 Minute Appetizer
- 8 oz brie cheese whole wheel of brie cheese
- 1 lb strawberries hulled, cleaned, quartered
- ¼ cup honey
- ½ lemon freshly squeezed
- 6 oz blueberries
How to bake brie cheese
- Preheat the oven to 350 F. Place brie in a small baking dish or on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Bake the brie in the preheated oven at 350 F for 15 minutes until the cheese softens.
How to make quick homemade strawberry jam
- In a medium, high-sided skillet, combine strawberries, honey, and lemon juice.
- Bring to boil and simmer for about 8 or 10 minutes, covering the pan with the lid for the first 4 minutes. Then, simmer uncovered, stirring, until the strawberries turn gooey but still intact. You can refer to the photos if you scroll up.
- Pour the strawberry jam from the hot pan into another heat proof pan that is cold. This will allow the strawberry jam to cool off quickly and thicken.
- Carefully transfer the baked brie to a serving dish, using something flat like a pie server.
- Top with cooked strawberry jam (once it cools off enough to thicken but still warm).
- Top with fresh blueberries scattering some of them around the base of the brie for presentation purposes. Top with fresh herbs.
- Use parchment paper to line the baking dish in which you will bake the brie. This will minimize the cleanup.
- Use a pie server to carefully move the brie from the baking dish onto a serving platter. This will ensure that the brie cheese won't break or fall apart.
- Save time by cooking the strawberries while the brie bakes in the oven. This way, the whole recipe takes only 30 minutes!
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