Baked Brie with Fig Jam

Baked Brie with Fig Jam is one of my favorite holiday recipes because it's so easy to throw together and is so delicious too! It also looks so pretty when baked in a cast-iron skillet and placed on a platter garnished with fresh red grapes and toasty baguette slices.

The best part is you can have it prepped in advance and refrigerated and then all you have to do is pop it in the oven as soon as guests arrive. There's nothing better than welcoming a guest in from the cold and serving them a toasty baguette slathered in warm, gooey brie. Let the holidays begin!

For another "prep ahead and bake" appetizer recipe try my highly-addictive Mac & Cheese Bites or my  Cheese Puff Recipe! Always the first things to fly off the plate!

a piece of bread with melted brie and fig jam on it

Two Ways to Serve Baked Brie

  • There are a few popular ways to serve baked brie.
  • You can either do it the easy way by baking your brie with jam, nuts, and dried fruits in a skillet.
  • Or take a bit more time to create my Baked Brie in Puff Pastry Recipe or another wonderful way to serve it is with my Fig and Brie Braid Recipe.
  • Both types of baked brie are equally delicious, but I'd say the baked brie with jam is a much quicker and easier way to go if you are pressed for time.

Appetizer Pairings:

Watch My Video Demo of This Baked Brie Recipe Below!

a counter with a skillet of brie showing the rind with jams and nuts

Flavor Combinations:

  • Baked brie is great with fig jam, raspberry jam, Cherry preserves, or apricot jam.
  • Top it with dried fruit for texture, such as dried apricots, dried cranberries, or dried cherries
  • Add some nuts! Walnuts, pecans, pistachios or almonds are all great choices

Add Some Freshness:

  • I like to serve some fresh fruit on the side to balance out the richness of the brie. Then encourage guests to place them on top of the brie once it's spread on the toast or cracker. Any of these fruit options would be great!
  • A trio of grapes in red, green, and purple looks beautiful and tastes delicious too!
  • Sliced apples or pears is also nice. Slice just before serving, once the brie is out of the oven to prevent browning on the fruit
  • If they are in season fresh figs or fresh cherries are also nice too!

baked brie with jam in a skillet

Step #1: Place Brie in Oven Safe Casserole Dish

  • Personally, I love to use the 6.5" mini cast-iron skillet from Lodge. An 8-ounce wheel of brie fits in this little skillet perfectly and the heat that's retained from the cast iron will keep the brie warmer longer.
  • And then you can use it later for my Warm Chocolate Skillet Cakes too! 
  • You do not need to remove the rind off brie before baking it. It's perfectly edible! It also softens in the oven and creates another wonderful texture against the gooeyness of the interior.

a counter with a skillet of brie showing the rind with jams and nuts

Step#2: Spread Fig Jam on Brie

  • Dollop at least 2 tablespoons of fig jam on top of the brie and spread it until the entire surface is covered.
  • After the brie is warm and gooey it will combine with the fig jam and create the most delicious flavor combination.
  • It's typically at that moment that I wish I added a bit more jam. So don't skimp on this step!

a sppon spreading fig jam on brie

Balancing the Sweetness of the Jam

  • To counteract the sweetness of the jam, I also like to add some fresh rosemary, which is also a great flavor combination with the fig.
  • But you could swap that out for some fresh orange zest that would also be delicious and help to balance out the sweetness too.

Step#3: Top with Nuts and Dried Fruit

  • At this stage, you really could add whatever you like. That's the great part about this recipe.
  • In fact, if you have a crowd you could make 2-3 of these mini baked brie skillets and use different jams and toppings for each.

brie in a skillet with rosemary in background

Suggested Baked Brie Topping Combinations:

  • Raspberry Jam, Dried Cherries, and Almonds
  • Apricot Jam, Candied Ginger, and Pistachios
  • Sundried Tomatoes and Pine nuts. Once baked top with fresh basil
  • Honey, Thyme, and Walnuts

a wheel of brie in its packaging with dried fruit, nuts and jam

A Baked Brie for All Seasons

  • Personally, I go with chopped pecans and sliced dried figs for the fall.
  • Apricot, ginger, and pistachios would be great for the spring.
  • The tomatoes and basil great for the summer!
  • Get creative and find the combinations you like best!

Step#4: Bake at 375F for 15 minutes

  • That's all it takes! Seriously, could this be any easier?
  • The brie can be prepped ahead of time with the jam and the nuts and then 15-minutes before guests are due to arrive pop it in the oven.
  • You do not need to cover the brie before baking. It's better left uncovered. That way the jam gets really nicely syrupy and the nuts become slightly toasted. 
  • That way as soon as they arrive you are ready to greet them with some warm gooey brie, sure to take off winter's chill!
  • The baguette toasts can also be made ahead of time and kept at room temperature. Since the brie will be so hot, the toasts are fine at room temperature

a skillet of baked brie

Step#5: Garnish and Serve!

  • It's best to place your warm brie on a cutting board or wooden charger since your casserole will be hot.
  • This will also provide additional room to add things like grapes, sliced apples or pears, dried apricots, toast, or crackers. It makes for a very festive display!

 

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Baked Brie and Fig Jam in a Cast Iron Skillet

Baked Brie with Fig Jam Recipe

Yield: serves 8
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Baked Brie with Fig Jam, a deliciously easy appetizer recipe that is perfect for holiday entertaining! So easy and delicious!

Ingredients

  • 8 oz (230g) wheel of brie
  • 2 tbsp. (30ml) fig jam
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) fresh rosemary, minced
  • 2 dried figs, sliced
  • 1 tbsp. (15 ml) of pecans, chopped
  • 1 baguette, sliced and Toasted
  • 2 bunches grapes

Instructions

    1. Slice baguette into thin slices and place on a baking sheet.
      Place under the broiler until toasted, and then flip until toasted on the other
      side. Remove from oven and set aside to cool.
    2. Place brie in an oven-safe dish, a 6” (15cm) Lodge Skillet
      works perfectly!
    3. Spread jam on top, add rosemary, dried figs, and pecans.
    4. Place in preheated 375F (190C) for 15 minutes. Place on a
      wooden charger, add grapes and toasted baguette!

Notes

Additional Topping Could Include:

  • Raspberry Jam, Dried Cherries and Almonds
  • Apricot Jam, Candied Ginger, and Pistachios
  • Honey, Thyme, and Walnuts

You can prep the brie ahead of time with the jam and nuts. Keep refrigerated. Then 15-minutes before guests arrive pop in the oven!

You can also toast the baguette slices ahead of time too. Keep those at room temperature until ready to serve.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 227Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 424mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 1gSugar: 6gProtein: 10g

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4 Comments

  1. Hi Beth! I just learned about the differences between raw milk Brie de Meaux that is aged to perfection and the industrial brie that is more commonly sold in the US. Is there a brand or type of brie you recommend here in the US? Are there stores that sell the higher quality “Brie de Meaux” stateside? Thank you for all the elegant and delicious recipes!

  2. This was delicious! I made it for the first time today for lunch guests. It's so easy, quick and they loved it. Thank you for sharing.