Want to ramp up your appetizer game? This Baked Brie Bread Bowl is ooey, gooey, loaded with flavor, and is so impressive! Share it on game day, at parties and gatherings, or serve it as an appetizer before your next dinner party. So good and so easy, this Baked Brie Bread Bowl recipe is a keeper! 

taking a bite of bread in Baked Brie Bread Bowl

I love baked brie, but adding it to a bread bowl and baking it is next level! This is such a fun appetizer, and when you can eat the bowl, everyone really gets in on the action. The best part of this dish – aside from how easy it is to make – is that you can pull off pieces of the bread and dunk them into the melted cheese. How fun is that?

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Baked Brie Bread Bowl

This Baked Brie Bread Bowl is fabulous for entertaining, and it’s easy to prep in advance. Then, all you need to do is pop it in the oven! You can even double or triple the recipe. Just keep in mind that the brie is best eaten right out of the oven when it is all melty and gooey. You can warm it back up in the oven if you need to. See my tips below!

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a bread bowl with brie filled inside

Why I love this recipe

  • It’s so easy to make and bakes up hot, gooey, and cheesy!
  • Baked Brie Bread Bowl is a fun, tasty, and interactive appetizer, snack, or shareable!
  • You can prep it ahead of time then just pop it in the oven before serving.
ingredients to make a Baked Brie Bread Bowl

Gather these ingredients

  • Bread boule – I like sourdough, but any kind works.
  • Butter – Melted.
  • Peach jam
  • Candied pecans – Chopped.
  • Thyme leaves – Optional.
  • Dippers – See my suggestions below.
how to make a Baked Brie Bread Bowl

How to make the best Baked Brie Bread Bowl

  1. Preheat your oven to 375-F.
  2. Cut a hole in the top of the bread using a serrated knife. Pull out enough of the bread with your fingers or a spoon to create enough room for the wheel of brie to fit inside.
  3. Cut slits around the outer edge of the brie, about 1 inch apart.
  4. Score the top of the brie with a sharp knife so that the jam will soak into the brie, then place the brie into the center of the bread.
  5. Brush the tops and the sides of the bread with the melted butter.
  6. Spoon the jam over the top of the brie, then add the chopped nuts and fresh thyme.
  7. Bake the brie in a 375-F oven for 20-30 minutes or until the brie is bubbly and the bread is toasted.
  8. Remove the brie from the oven and serve immediately with your favorite dippers. Enjoy!
taking a bite of brie cheese and bread

Dippers for Baked Brie Bread Bowl

If it pairs well with cheese, you can use it as a dipper! Here are some of my suggestions for baked brie dippers:

  • Sliced apples – Granny Smith are particularly good with brie.
  • Thin lemon cookies
  • Breadsticks
  • Cubed baguette
  • Cauliflower florets
  • Pita bread wedges
  • Crackers – Any kind.
Baked Brie Bread

Tips & substitutions

  • There are a number of kinds of brie, and they’re all priced differently. Get a good-quality brie that you can afford. The best for melting are those marked double-cream. 
  • Sourdough is my favorite bread for this recipe, but you can use any kind of boule or bread bowl. Get one with a good, crunchy crust for the best dipping.
  • No peach jam? You can use apricot, marmalade or your favorite jam.
  • Candied pecans are so good in this dish, but you can also use toasted pecans. Just give them a good chop first.
brie with nuts

Serving suggestions

This easy brie appetizer recipe is so good on its own, maybe with a glass of wine. But it’s also delicious when served with other appetizers like Grilled Polenta Caprese, creamy deviled eggs, or Sausage Wonton Bites.

goeey hot brie


Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 1-2 days. 

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Baked Brie Bread Bowl

Baked inside the bread, this Baked Brie Bread Bowl is gooey, and oh-so-good! Perfect for sharing or snacking, brie has never been better!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Yield: 8
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  • 1 bread boule or other round loaf, we like sourdough
  • 2 Tbsp melted butter
  • 1 12 ounce wheel of Brie, room temperature
  • cup peach jam
  • cup candied pecans, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon thyme leaves, optional
  • Sliced apples and thin lemon cookies, for dipping


  • Preheat the oven to 375°F. Use a serrated knife to cut out a hole on the top of the bread to hold the brie wheel. Remove the bread so the brie wheel fits right into the space, using your fingers or a spoon.
  • Next, cut slits around the outer edge of the bread 1-inch apart.
  • Score the brie by making cuts with the knife, to allow for the jam to sink into the brie. Place the brie wheel in the center of the bread.
  • Brush the top and sides of the bread with the butter.
  • Top the brie with the jam, chopped nuts, and fresh thyme. Bake for 20-30 minutes, or until the brie is bubbly and the bread is toasted.
  • Remove from the oven and serve immediately with apple slices and thin lemon cookies.
Cuisine: American
Course: Appetizer
Calories: 75kcal, Carbohydrates: 8g, Protein: 0.3g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Trans Fat: 0.1g, Cholesterol: 8mg, Sodium: 46mg, Potassium: 10mg, Fiber: 0.2g, Sugar: 6g, Vitamin A: 120IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 7mg, Iron: 0.2mg
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Baked Brie Bread Bowl