Baked Brie with jam or fruit is popular for good reason

  • Baked Brie with honeyed apricots makes a warm and toasty appetizer or snack for the cold winter evenings.

    Baked Brie with honeyed apricots makes a warm and toasty appetizer or snack for the cold winter evenings. Joe Keller for America's Test Kitchen via AP

 
By America’s Test Kitchen
Updated 11/28/2018 6:25 AM

Baked Brie topped with jam or fruit is popular for good reason. When the cheese is warmed, it becomes rich and gooey, and pairing it with sweet fruit brings out the savory notes in the cheese.

For sweet and creamy flavor in every bite, we reengineered the traditional whole wheel of baked Brie by trimming off the rind (which doesn't melt that well) and slicing the cheese into cubes. This allowed our honey-apricot mixture to be evenly distributed throughout this deconstructed version of the dish, not just spooned on top.

 

Baking the cheese in a cast-iron skillet seemed like a no-brainer; since the skillet holds on to heat so well, it keeps the cheese in the ideal luscious, fluid state. We finished the dish with an extra drizzle of honey and some minced chives to reinforce the sweet-savory flavor profile.

Be sure to use a firm, fairly unripe Brie for this recipe. Serve with crackers or Melba toast.

For more recipes, cooking tips and ingredient and product reviews, visit https://www.americastestkitchen.com. Find more recipes like Baked Brie with Honeyed Apricots in "All-Time Best Appetizers."

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