This baked brie recipe is easy to make and the easiest to eat! It’s baked in its own bread so all you do is pull it apart and devour…simple right?!? If you are not familiar with Brie, it is a soft cheese that is covered in a white rind. Since it is so easy and delicious it’s one of my go-to appetizers, especially since it pairs well with wine.
How do you prepare a baked brie?
I have baked brie by placing all ingredients onto the top of the cheese with the white rind intact. It was okay, but I felt there could be a better way. I started to slice off the top of the white rind, placed toppings on the cheese itself, and then bake it. It made for an easy dip.
I decided to try to bake the brie in bread dough. If I could cut off the top I could remove all the rind and let it bake in fresh bread. I imagined it would melt the brie while cooking the bread and perfectly warm the added ingredients altogether. Yup, it did.
I baked this on a pizza stone, and it turned out wonderful.
Simply roll out the dough, cut all the rind off the brie, then place it in the middle of the dough. Add honey, apples, and pistachios, then bring all the sides up to cover it up. If you don’t have time to make your own dough, you can find frozen bread dough in the freezer section of your local grocery store. Or, you can make ahead and freeze your own.
Place cheese (minus the rind) onto the dough. Drizzle honey, add sliced apples and pistachios, and drizzle the rest of the honey. Then, roll the edges of the dough onto the top and seal any holes or breaks.
As you can see here there is a tiny opening near the bottom, I pinched it before baking.
When it is done and golden brown on top, take it out of the oven and pull a piece off the top and it should look something like this.
I cooked this bread until very golden brown, the crispy crust helped scoop the cheese :)Enjoy!