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Win the Holiday Party with This 3-Ingredient Appetizer

This shareable appetizer looks fancy, but it’s so easy, “Brie-zy” to make, that even the kids can do it.

Published Dec. 15, 2022.

If you were around in the 90s, you might remember baked Brie from just about every holiday table and appetizer menu, often swaddled in a thick blanket of undercooked puff pastry. 

But this isn’t your mom’s baked Brie. Our version is modernized cheesy, Brie-zy perfection. And it’s ready for your holiday soiree or family game night in just over 30 minutes. 

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10 ingredients. 45 minutes. Quick, easy, and fresh weeknight recipes.

To make it, all you need are three ingredients and a baking dish. (Fine, four ingredients if you count the crackers or baguette slices you’ll serve alongside.)

First, grab an 8-ounce wheel of soft, slightly tangy Brie. Place it in a 1-quart baking dish. 

Next, spread ⅓ cup of your favorite fruit preserves right on top of the cheese. Cherry is our favorite, but you can use any flavor you fancy. 

Finally, sprinkle ¼ teaspoon of chopped fresh thyme over top.

Bake at 350 degrees until your brie gets melty and bubbly around the edges, 17 to 20 minutes.

Let it cool for 5 minutes. Serve warm with crackers or slices of toasted baguette and await the generous praise of your friends and family.


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