Rich, creamy, garlicky and buttery, this garlic butter baked Brie is a delicious appetizer perfect for entertaining!
A wheel of Brie is topped with copious amounts of roasted garlic and herb butter and baked until perfectly melty.
Team it up with crackers and crostini, and you’ve got a total crowd pleaser!
I’m a big sucker for appetizers that are easy to make, and yet, taste and look nothing less than stunning.
And that’s when I thought about this savory baked Brie.
- What's So Great About the Recipe?
- Ingredients For the Garlic Butter Baked Brie Recipe
- How to Make Garlic Butter Baked Brie
- Substitutions & Variations
- 💭Top Tip
- How to Store the Leftover Baked Brie
- Tips & Tricks to Nail the Recipe
- How to Serve the Garlic Butter Baked Brie
- Related Recipes
- Garlic Butter Baked Brie
- Food Safety
What's So Great About the Recipe?
My favorite part about this decadent appetizer is that it is perfect for large parties and get-togethers.
It is easy and delicious, and pretty versatile too.
Even if you’re not a big fan of Brie, you’ll love how the garlic butter jazzes it up and takes it to the next level.
Ingredients For the Garlic Butter Baked Brie Recipe
You’ll need just a few simple ingredients for this baked Brie dip recipe.
Brie: You’ll need a wheel of Brie cheese with its rind on to make this baked appetizer. Use the best quality cheese that you can get your hands on- it really is the star ingredient after all.
Hot honey: A light drizzle of hot honey can add some beautiful flavors to this creamy cheese.
Roasted garlic: I used my easy Air Fryer roasted garlic, which I always make in a batch and freeze for later. If you love garlic, I would highly recommend trying this out.
Flaky salt: And of course, you’ll need some salt to bring out the savory flavors of the other ingredients. I used flaky sea salt for that extra oomph.
Butter: Unsalted butter will form the base of the garlic butter that we’ll be drizzling over the top of the Brie.
Herbs: Herbs can really add that hint of subtle flavor to this cheesy appetizer. I used fresh thyme and rosemary, but you could also experiment with other herbs of your choice.
See recipe card for quantities.
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How to Make Garlic Butter Baked Brie
Ready to make baked Brie with garlic? Here’s what you’ll need to do.
Start by scoring the top of the Brie in a crosshatch pattern with a knife, about halfway into the center.
Preheat the oven to 350° F. Place the wheel of Brie in a baking dish.
In a small bowl, combine garlic with melted butter, herbs, salt and hot honey.
Now drizzle the garlic butter mixture, not just into the crosshatch, but also around the Brie.
Bake for 15 minutes until it is nice and melty in the center. Serve immediately.
Substitutions & Variations
- I used melted butter to form the base for the garlic butter, but you could also use extra virgin olive oil instead.
- Don’t have the time to make roasted garlic? Finely minced garlic can do the trick too.
If you don’t have hot honey, you can choose to season the cheese with some red pepper flakes or a sprinkle of cayenne pepper or smoked paprika to bring a bit of heat.
How to Store the Leftover Baked Brie
If you have any leftovers, transfer them to a microwave-safe bowl or container and refrigerate it. It should stay fresh for 3-4 days.
You can then pop it back in the microwave and serve it warm.
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Tips & Tricks to Nail the Recipe
- You might need to bake the Brie for slightly longer if you have a bigger wheel. Check the cheese at the 20 minute mark. The idea is to bake it until the Brie is melted.
- If you’re not too fond of the rind on the Brie, you can choose to remove it too. Just remember that the rind is actually edible, and brings a nice textural contrast to the melty cheese.
- Depending on your personal taste preference, you can also add some other seasonings and herbs of your choice. Basil, oregano and parsley are all good choices.
- For the perfect Italian flavors, you can also use some garlic bread seasoning to add extra flavor to this perfect appetizer.
- I also like to top the Brie with some of my favorite tomato garlic confit when I’ve run out of my roasted garlic, and it turns out absolutely delicious!
How to Serve the Garlic Butter Baked Brie
This delicious baked Brie is one of my favorite party appetizer recipes, and that’s simply because of how easy it is to put together.
You can serve it as a part of a cheese board and team it up with some baguette slices, crackers and fruits.
You can! Choose a soft cheese and make sure you use an oven proof pan. Depending on the kind of cheese you’re using, the baking time can vary between 5-20 minutes.
Just make sure the cheese is nice and gooey, and doesn’t end up burning. I would highly recommend trying baked Camembert - it can be a wonderful holiday appetizer.
The key to getting the perfect depth of flavor and to make sure the cheese is melted, is to score the wheel. Doing this gives the cheese the chance to expand and melt while it is in the oven, and also gets those beautiful and delicious flavors to seep inside the cheesy goodness.
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Garlic Butter Baked Brie
- 1 wheel Brie
- 1-2 sprigs rosemary
- 1-2 sprigs thyme
- 2 tablespoon hot honey
- 6-7 roasted garlic
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- 1 tablespoon butter
- Start by scoring the top of the Brie in a crosshatch pattern with a knife, about halfway into the center.
- Preheat the oven to 350° F. Place the wheel of Brie in a baking dish.
- In a small bowl, combine garlic with melted butter, herbs, salt and hot honey.
- Now drizzle the garlic butter mixture, not just into the crosshatch, but also around the Brie.
- Bake for 15 minutes until it is nice and melty in the center. Serve immediately.
- Cook to a minimum temperature of 165 °F (74 °C)
- Don't leave food sitting out at room temperature for extended periods
- Never leave cooking food unattended
- Use oils with high smoking point to avoid harmful compounds
- Always have good ventilation when using a gas stove