I've wanted to make baked brie for such a long time! And given my utter undying love for brie cheese, it's absolutely amazing that I haven't. I tried to make it for my housewarming party almost 3 years ago (!!!), but it turns out that I had gone appetizer-happy and there was WAYYY too much food already. So the baked brie, which I was going to make last, got nixed. RIP housewarming baked brie.
This month, I realized that I could redeem myself. I was assigned to Jessie Weaver's blog, The Vanderbilt Wife, for my October Secret Recipe Club assignment. Jessie is a wife and a mom of 3, living in Chattanooga. She started her blog as a way to write more regularly and also as a way to encourage other women. I love that! Jessie has several different sections on her blog, but looking through the Recipe Index, I came upon a recipe for Tangy Baked Brie and the heavens opened and cheese rained down. Alright, not really, but I did get super excited and immediately decide that this recipe was gonna be THE ONE!
Of course this was the one week I couldn't find a round of suitable brie in the store (of course!), so I grabbed a large wedge of brie, cut it in half and placed it into a smaller baking dish. Crisis averted. Didn't you know that cooking/baking also involves creativity and the ability to be resourceful under pressure? Fact.
Soooo when this little goodie came out of the oven, I may have eaten a bit of it. And by a bit, I mean a lot. As in, the whole thing. Is that a problem? I mean, I don't think it's a problem, but my cheese consumption has been outrageous lately so I'm not the one to give advice here. But it was so good!! Jessie really outdid herself here. I'm so glad I finally have a go-to baked brie recipe that is quick, tangy, and tasty. I'll be making this at all housewarming parties to come!
Tangy Baked Brie
by Jessica Weaver
- 1 round or wedge Brie cheese, rind removed from the top
- 1 teaspoon butter, softened
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- 1/4 cup chopped pecans
1) Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
2) Carefully remove the rind on top of the cheese.
3) Place the brie in a baking dish. Make sure the dish can hold the cheese snugly, as it will get gooey while baking.
4) Spread the butter on top of the cheese. Sprinkle the pecans on top of the butter.
5) Drizzle the honey and balsamic vinegar on top of the nuts.
6) Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the brie looks to be gooey enough.
7) Serve immediately with crackers, bread, or fruit.