There’s nothing I like more than a quick and easy appetizer and this walnut raspberry baked brie definitely fits the bill! This sweet and savory treat is the PERFECT holiday go-to; it takes just a few minutes to prep and bakes in less than 30 minutes which is ideal in a busy home!
The savory flavor of the cheese combined with the sweetness of the raspberries and crunchy walnuts will definitely impress your guests. But this isn’t just for Christmas, I’ve served this irresistible brie treat at Thanksgiving, family gatherings, parties… you name it. I mean, when something is THIS fabulous do you even need a reason to serve it up?!
Should You Remove the Rind Off Brie Before Baking?
Whether you remove the rind off the brie is completely up to you, it’s not necessary but I tend to remove it only when it is for our guests, as you don’t know their preferences. ( I love the rind on Brie so we leave it ON!) That said, the rind is very safe, totally edible, and it’s even thought to boost your immune system! It can also add a lovely additional texture to the cheese when it’s baked, so it’s really up to your preference. Why not try it both ways and see which you like best?
The rind DOES hold the cheese together, take that into consideration so try to leave the sides on for sure!
Don’t Be Afraid to Get Creative!
This is one recipe you can definitely play around with so don’t be afraid to switch it up! You could try swapping pecans for walnuts or use some blackberries if raspberries aren’t your thing (but, serious question, how are raspberries and walnuts not your thing?! My favorite Christmas cookies are my raspberry walnut thumbprint cookies).
How to Make Baked Brie
- Preheat your oven to 350 F and line a cookie sheet or baking tray.
- Take the round off the brie and slice off the top rind.
- Spread the jam on top of the round and sprinkle walnuts and brown sugar on top.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes until the walnuts have browned and the brie has melted.
- Remove from the oven and leave for 5-10 minutes.
- Serve when still warm with some extra crackers and bread crisps!
Can You Overcook Brie?
Yes!! And I know from experience! Brie is the same as any other cheese in this regard; if you leave it cooking for too long it’s going to get REALLY soft and melty. The trick is to bake it just long enough (around 15-20 minutes) for the dough to get crispy and brown and the brie to get nice and gooey without getting too runny. If you keep an eye on it when it’s baking you’ll be fine!
How Should You Serve Walnut Raspberry Baked Brie?
I like to serve this yummy baked brie with some toasted baguette slices or crackers and a nice light fruity wine. Prosecco is another great option depending on your preference, but personally I’m all about the wine with this one!
How?! If you manage to have leftovers from this recipe I’ll be VERY impressed. But you do have some baked brie leftover, just wrap it in foil and it’ll keep in the refrigerator for around 3-4 days. You can eat it chilled or you can reheat it again. But really, I doubt you will have any leftovers. It’s MELTY CHEESE!
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Walnut Raspberry Baked Brie
This creamy, sweet and nutty baked Brie is fast, simple and so delicious it will soon become a new holiday favorite!
- Prep Time
- 10 minutes
- Cook Time
- 20 minutes
- Karlynn Johnston
- one 8-12 oz round of Brie cheese chilled
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- 1/3 cup raspberry or sour cherry jam
- 2 tbsp brown sugar divided
- seedy crackers, plain crackers,
- Fresh raspberries for topping optional
Preheat your oven to 350°F. Line a cookie sheet/baking tray with parchment paper.
IF you don't like the rind, you can take the round of chilled Brie and slice the top rind off carefully, leaving as much cheese are possible and only taking off the rind. We like the rind and the flavor it imparts.
Spread the jam on top of the brie round, then sprinkle the walnuts on top. Sprinkle the brown sugar on top of the walnuts.
Bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, until the walnuts are browning and the brie has melted.
Carefully remove the Brie from the oven and let rest for 5-10 minutes, until you are able to move it without spilling melted cheese everywhere, but it is still warm.
Place on a plate or board, along with extra walnuts, crackers and bread crisps to serve! I also like to add some fresh raspberries for extra pop and color.
Calories will depend on the size of Brie and type of jam used.
All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.