baked brie appetizer

★★★★★ 3
a recipe by
Suzanne Larsen
Ankeny, IA

I first had this at my brother's house when my family was there for Thanksgiving. I just served this at a ladies' lunch last Saturday at my house, and it went over like gangbusters. It's so good...I think I need an excuse to make it again. When you purchase the brie, it will have a "skin" on it that is usually white. With this recipe, you will want to slice of the top and sides. You can eat the "skin," so don't worry about leaving it on the bottom.

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Baked brie is always a delicious appetizer option. I love the use of a pizza crust in this recipe rather than crescent dough or puff pastry. It makes this baked brie a bit more rustic. We added the Grand Mariner to the apricot preserves and it was a great topping. The preserves are sweet and you taste a hint of the orange liquor and pair delightfully with the creamy brie. This will definitely be a hit whenever you serve it.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 3
serves 8-10
prep time 15 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For baked brie appetizer

  • 1 can
    Pillsbury® thin pizza dough
  • 1
    wedge of brie
  • 3/4 c
    apricot preserves
  • 1 tsp
    Grand Marnier
  • 1/2 c
    slivered almonds
  • crackers for serving

How To Make baked brie appetizer

  • 1
    Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F.
  • 2
    Unwrap the brie and cut the skin off the top and sides. Leave the skin on the bottom.
  • 3
    Place the brie in an ovenproof dish (approx. 8 inches in diameter).
  • 4
    Open the can of Pillsbury® thin pizza crust and remove the dough.
  • 5
    Cut the roll of dough into 1-inch pieces.
  • 6
    Roll each piece of dough in a pencil shape, approximately three inches long.
  • 7
    Surround the brie with the dough, filling the empty spaces and overlapping where necessary.
  • 8
    Pour enough apricot preserves on the top of the brie wedge to cover it entirely. You may use more or less than the 3/4 cup. You may use whatever jam/preserves/marmalade that you wish.
  • 9
    Add the Grand Marnier to the preserves. This is an optional step. The brie is just as good without it.
  • 10
    Top the dish with the slivered almonds. Bake for 18-20 minutes depending on the hotness of your oven.
  • 11
    When the brie is melted and the pizza dough is a golden brown, remove it from the oven. Let your guests top the crackers with the brie and they'll be happy campers! (I used Townhouse crackers.)