Baked Brie with Fig Jam (Brie En Croute)
Baked Brie with Fig Jam is the BEST holiday appetizer ever! Easy to make and even easier to eat way more of than you planned, this warm, decadent, puff pastry baked brie is the perfect centerpiece for your appetizer spread. Made in just a few easy to follow steps with simple, inexpensive ingredients, you’ll soon be saying that this baked brie with sweet fig jam is the reason for the season!
Baked Brie with Fig Jam
Is there anything more delicious than baked brie? I’ll answer that now – no, I don’t think there is. Especially when that warm, gooey, melted brie is baked with sweet Fig Jam, all wrapped up nice and tight in puff pastry dough!
Once baked, the puff pastry acts as a flaky shell to the warm brie cheese and fig jam. After you slice into it and serve it with dippers like apples, bread, and crackers, it quickly becomes a party favorite.
There should be a warning attached to this appetizer, though. No matter what intricately made entree you serve as your main course, people will still likely be talking about how good the baked brie was.
There’s just something so unforgettably good about the combination of sweet, sticky fig jam and creamy, buttery brie. When that’s all combined together in the middle of puff pastry dough?! Swoon.
In the season of entertaining, keep this baked brie with fig jam recipe in your back pocket. It’s tried and true, and definitely comes in handy when you need to make something quick, easy, and scrumptious just before your family and friends arrive to your home. It’s the real definition of a crowd-pleaser, especially when you serve it with both salty and sweet dippers, so everyone can have the exact flavor palate they’re looking for.
How to Make It
Baked brie, also known as brie en croute, is super simple to make.
- Heat it up! Preheat your oven to 350˚F.
- Slice. Slice off the top rind of the brie horizontally using a sharp knife. Only the top rind!
- Start assembling. Unfold the puff pastry and place the brie in the center of the puff pastry, cut side up.
- Make it sweet. Spoon the fig jam over the surface of the cut side of the brie to cover.
- Fold. Fold the puff pastry dough up over the brie to cover. Alternatively, you can cover the brie with the puff pastry and then tuck the edges underneath.
- Prepare to bake. Place the brie in the center of a parchment lined baking sheet and brush the surface with the egg.
- Bake. Bake for 30 minutes until golden brown and crispy.
- Rest. Let the brie rest for 10 minutes before serving.
- Enjoy! Serve with crackers, fruit and bread sticks, if desired.
Can I make baked brie with fig jam ahead of time?
This isn’t the best make-ahead recipe. Once baked, the brie stays warm and gooey for about 15-20 minutes, so it’s best when served fresh. However, you can assemble the appetizer and keep it in an airtight container in the fridge prior to serving for about 24 hours to help keep your day stress-free.
What brand of brie cheese is best?
When it comes to brie cheese, I really haven’t met a wheel that I didn’t love. With that being said, try to choose a wheel that’s of good quality, that way your final product will be wonderfully decadent and rich with that signature buttery brie flavor.
Can I add anything else to this recipe?
I like this baked brie with fig jam just the way it is, but there are some holiday-friendly additions you can toss into the mix if you’re so inclined! A thin layer of chopped pecans on top of the fig jam will provide a nice added crunch, and a sprinkle of fresh rosemary on the jam will create a great aromatic element to the entire dish.
Check out more of my favorite appetizers that will be perfect for your holiday party!
- Easy Cranberry Brie Bites
- Smoked Salmon Pinwheels
- Sweet and Spicy Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms
- Swiss Cheese Fondue
Get the Recipe: Baked Brie Recipe with Fig Jam
- 1 sheet frozen puff pastry dough, thawed according to package directions
- 1 8 ounce round Brie Cheese, do not remove rind
- 3 tablespoons fig Jam
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- baking sheet
- Preheat the oven to 350˚F.
- Slice off the top rind of the brie horizontally using a sharp knife.
- Unfold the puff pastry and place the brie in the center of the puff pastry, cut side up.
- Spoon the fig jam over the surface of the cut side of the brie to cover.
- Fold the puff pastry up over the brie to cover. Alternatively, you can cover the brie with the puff pastry and then tuck the edges underneath.
- Place the brie in the center of a parchment lined baking sheet and brush the surface with the egg.
- Bake for 30 minutes until golden brown and crispy.
- Let the brie rest for 10 minutes before serving.
- Serve with crackers, fruit and bread sticks, if desired.