Enjoy this perfect appetizer: Chili Fig Brie Charcuterie Board. Delicious for any season, add nuts, salami, fresh fruit, and your favorite crackers!

beautiful cheese board with brie, crackers, nuts, apricot halves, and bright red cherries

Here’s an brie charcuterie appetizer that your friends and family will be talking about for a long time. When I was in our local Kroger’s recently, I asked the man behind the deli counter his favorite way to serve Brie.

Chili Fig Brie Charcuterie Board

He grabbed a jar of this Divine Chili Fig Spread [AFFILIATE LINK] and said … handing it to me … THIS!

So naturally we served a Brie Cheese with Chili Fig Spread Charcuterie Board! You can get more information on my boards, by checking out The Big Board page!

a round board with crackers, salami, fruit, nuts, and brie in the center

Friends, today I’m sharing the best easy-baked Brie appetizer!

If it were up to me, Brie cheese would be its own food group :) It’s that good, and there are so many ways to enhance the flavor. I think there are very few foods it can’t improve, especially when it’s topped with sweet or savory ingredients.

More brie recipes:

You may love sweet, like this Baked Lemon Pistachio Brie or try this Brie, Apple and Cranberry Grilled Cheese with any leftover cheese!

small plate with a wedge of brie cheese, salami, crackers, and apricot half

Or savory, like today’s savory appetizer. Well, I guess it’s more than an appetizer. These days, when we are only having a few people over at a time, a board like this could be a meal.

A delicious meal, for sure!

jar of chili fig spread and marcona almonds, with a round of uncooked brie cheese

Ingredients for this board:

  • Brie cheese
  • Divina Chili Fig Spread
  • Moracona almonds with rosemary
  • Salami
  • 2 kinds crackers
  • Fresh apricots
  • Cherries
  • Fresh basil

a round of melted brie cheese with chili fig

What tastes good with Brie cheese?

The most traditional pairing with Brie cheese is a slightly acidic fruit, like apples, pears, and grapes. We also love dried fruit with Brie. Nuts and honey are a great addition. And jellies or jams are a great spread on Brie.

beautiful round board with brie cheese in the middle, surrounded by crackers, fresh fruit, nuts

What crackers go with Brie?

Here are our favorite crackers:

  • Lesley Stowe
  • Italian Crostini Crackers with Sea Salt & Cracked Pepper
  • Ritz Crackers
  • Most crackers from Trader Joe’s

brie cheese board with fruit, nuts, and crackers

How to make a brie board

  1. Preheat the oven. Place brie round on an ovenproof serving dish.
  2. Slice the top of the brie round off, cutting inward to make a bowl. Remove the “lid.”
  3. Fill the bowl with the chili fig spread. Place the lid on top, pushing down. (It’s okay if a little bit falls to the side).
  4. Bake until the cheese inside the rind is melted and bubbly.
  5. Remove to a plate and place in the center of a large board.
  6. Fill in open areas with crackers, salami slices, crackers, fresh apricots and cherries.
  7. Garnish with fresh basil.

center plate of warm brie cheese with chili fig, with crackers, nuts, and apricots

What jam goes with Brie?

Similar to goat cheese, the mild flavor of Brie cheese pairs well with nearly any sweet or savory jam.

close up of warm brie cheese with chili fig jam in the center

Our new favorite? This Chili Fig Spread (which is sweet and spicy!)

But when in doubt, go with red fruit jams: Strawberry, cherry, or branch out with lemon cured or marmalade!

ENJOY!

28-inch Charcuterie Board

Friends, here are the boards that I LOVE. A “lip” is the secret to the best charcuterie or dinner board, because the food does not fall off. [This post has affiliate links. Every purchase from these links supports RE at no extra cost to you. Thank you!]

2 pier one round boards

Here are the affiliate links:

LARGE Hand-Carved Gabrielle Tray, Large – 28.5 inches round.

LARGE Hand-Carved Gabrielle Tray (gray) – 24 inches round.

MEDIUM Hand-Carved Vine Round Tray (white washed)

SMALL Hand-Carved Gabrielle Tray (gray) – 18 inches.

Rememember it says it is “not food safe,” so you need to prepare the board by either laying down parchment paper under the food, or you can “season” it like we did.

How to season a Charcuterie Board

If a wood board says it “not food safe,” you can lightly sand it down with sand paper, and rub down with beeswax and mineral oil.

Follow along how to season a charcuterie board for the details, but we used this butcher block and cutting board oil conditioner after we lightly sanded the board down.

I also found this on Amazon, a LARGE charcuterie board, but it doesn’t have a lip. This Pine Extra Large Charcuterie Board is 22 inches round.

a round board with crackers, salami, fruit, nuts, and brie in the center
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Chili Fig Brie Charcuterie Board

Ingredients

  • 8 ounce Brie cheese
  • 3/4 cup Divina Chili Fig Spread
  • Moracona almonds with rosemary
  • Salami
  • 2 kinds crackers
  • Fresh apricots
  • Cherries
  • Fresh basil

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place brie round on an ovenproof serving dish.
  • Slice the top of the brie round off, cutting inward to make a bowl. Remove the “lid.”
  • Fill the bowl with the chili fig spread. Place the lid on top, pushing down. (It’s okay if a little bit falls to the side).
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the cheese inside the rind is melted and bubbly.
  • Remove to a plate and place in the center of a large board.
  • Fill in open areas with crackers, salami slices, crackers, fresh apricots and cherry.
  • Garnish with fresh basil.
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a brie cheese board with salami, crackers, apricots, cherries, and nuts

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