Baked Brie with Fig Jam
Baked Brie with Fig Jam is delicious, impressive, and easy to make! It doesn’t take much to turn a wheel of brie into this show-stopping appetizer, and when you pull it hot and golden brown from the oven, everyone will ooh and ahh over it!
If you’ve never baked brie, you’re truly missing out, and if you know how melty, delicious and wonderful it is, try topping it with fig jam and wrapping it in puff pastry! It bakes easily in the oven and, when done, is golden brown, flaky, buttery, and simply amazing.
Baked Brie with Fig Jam
This is also the kind of appetizer recipe that you can prep ahead of time. Get the brie ready and wrapped in puff pastry, and just keep it in the fridge until you’re ready to bake it. Voila! A show-stopping appetizer and snack – not to mention a great dish to serve with wine or cocktails – is ready in no time!
I love serving this Baked Brie with Fig Jam along with a charcuterie board, or just serve it with some fruit and toasted baguette slices, and you’ll be all set!
Why I love this recipe
- It’s so easy to make and is delicious to eat!
- It looks so pretty when presented with grapes, seasonal fruit, and baguette slices.
- This brie recipe is the perfect thing when having guests over for drinks and snacks!
Gather these ingredients
- Brie – Look for a 16-ounce wheel of brie. French brie, double-cream brie, or regular brie will all be delicious.
- Fig jam – You may need to look for this in the deli section of your grocery store, if it’s not with the other jams.
- Puff pastry – 1 sheet. Put it in the fridge to thaw overnight.
- Egg – Just 1 egg to egg wash the pastry.
- Toasted pecans – Chopped
- Baguette – Sliced.
- Apples – Sliced.
- Pears – Sliced.
How to make Baked Brie with Fig Jam
- Preheat your oven to 375-F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set this aside.
- Unwrap the wheel of brie and lay it on a clean cutting surface. Slice off the top ½-inch of brie and set it aside, brie cheese facing up.
- Spread the fig jam on the bottom piece of brie, spreading the jam over the exposed surface of the brie.
- Return the top half of the brie, laying it cheese-side down on top of the jam.
- Roll the puff pastry out to about 14×11 inches. Place the brie in the center of the puff pastry.
- Make 2 cuts on both long sides of the dough, from the brie to the edges, to create even thirds.
- Fold the middle piece of puff pastry up and over the brie.
- Cut 1-inch wide strips into the short sides of the dough, from the brie to the edges. Stretch these strips up and over the top of the brie.
- Transfer the brie to the prepared baking tray.
- Whisk the egg with 1 teaspoon of water in a small bowl, then whisk the egg wash all over the pastry.
- Bake the puff pastry-wrapped brie for 20-25 minutes in a 375-F oven or until the brie is golden brown.
- Transfer the hot brie to a serving plate and top it with chopped pecans. Place the plate on a board and surround it with baguette slices, sliced apples and pears, and grapes for dipping.
Serve and enjoy!
Tips & substitutions
- Any kind of brie will work in this recipe. Use what you can find and afford.
- Keep the puff pastry cold at all times until ready to roll it and bake it. Puff pastry won’t puff up properly if it gets too warm.
- You can prep this brie appetizer recipe in advance and keep it covered loosely with plastic wrap in the fridge until ready to bake.
- Serve the brie with a knife to cut through the pastry and for scooping out the melted cheese.
- Want to get extra fancy? Toast or grill the baguette slices before serving.
All you need with this stunning puff pastry appetizer is some fruit, baguette slices, and toasted pecans. You can switch things up by offering your brie with a variety of crackers, dried fruit, and different kinds of nuts. Put out a bottle or two of wine or jug of sangria and get nibbling! Of course, this baked brie goes fabulously with charcuterie boards or just a selection of other appetizers.
Baked Brie with Fig Jam is best eaten fresh from the oven. Puff pastry tends to deflate over time and will get less flaky. It is still delicious leftover! Store your leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days and warm it gently in the oven if desired.
Check out these awesome brie recipes while you’re here
- Brie with Cranberries & Pistachios
- Roasted Strawberries and Brie
- Pear & Brie Bruschetta
- Baked Brie with Blueberry Sauce
- Brie Mini Tartlets
- Baked Brie with Peach Jam
Get the Recipe:
Baked Brie with Fig Jam
- 1 16 ounce brie wheel
- ⅓ cup fig jam
- 1 sheet puff pastry thawed
- 1 egg
- ½ cup toasted pecans, chopped
- Sliced baguette
- Sliced apples
- Sliced pears
- Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Slice of the top ½-inch of brie, and set aside. Spread the fig jam on the bottom piece of brie. Replace the top of the brie, covering the jam.
- Roll the puff pastry out to approximately 14 x 11 inches. Place the brie in the center of the puff pastry. Make two cuts on both long sides of the dough, from the brie to the edges, to create even thirds. Fold the middle piece on each edge over the brie.
- Cut 1” wide strips into the short sides of the dough, from the brie to the edges. Stretch the strips over top of the brie. Transfer the brie to a parchment lined baking tray.
- In a small bowl, whisk the egg with 1 teaspoon of water. Brush the egg wash all over the pastry. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the pastry is golden brown.
- Carefully remove the brie to a plate and top with chopped pecans. Place on a board and surround with baguette slices, apples, pears, and grapes for dipping.
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