This baked brie with fig jam is your next easy appetizer! It’s a little dream with the creamy brie, the sweet fig jam, and the crunch from the pecans. It’s so simple to make yet feels fancy. This appetizer is perfect for the holidays and it’s one everyone will likely love! Serve it with crackers, sliced bread, or anything you’d like! Hope you enjoy!
What you need to make baked brie with fig jam + substitutions:
- Brie- Brie is the best option here considering it’s baked brie and I wouldn’t substitute anything else. You can use a classic brie, but you could also use a double or triple creme brie if preferred. Trader Joe’s always has great cheese and the best prices.
- Fig jam- Anyone else obsessed with fig jam? Because I certainly am! The sweetness from the fig jam adds the most fabulous flavor with the brie. You should be able to find fig jam at all grocery stores. This is my favorite one! You could also use jam if you’d like. I think strawberry or raspberry would be best, but I haven’t tried it out myself.
- Pecans- I chose roasted and salted pecans for the baked brie with fig jam. You could also use walnuts if you’d like, but I love the pecans. Also, if you prefer, you can buy raw walnuts and toast and salt them yourself. Here’s a recipe to use if you choose to do that!
- Honey- A drizzle of honey just adds a little extra sweetness and is so delicious on this baked brie.
- Fresh rosemary or thyme- It’s not required but it 100% makes it looks more festive and adds the perfect finishing touch.
- Flakey sea salt- Again, not required but it’s fun and brings out the sweet and salty flavor.
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Baked Brie with Fig Jam
- 1 8oz brie round
- ¼ cup fig jam
- ¼ cup roasted & salted pecans chopped
- fresh thyme for garnish
- drizzle of honey optional
- flakey sea salt for sprinkling
- crackers or bread for serving
- grapes for serving
- Preheat your oven to 350F degrees.
- Add slits across the top of your brie. About 5 one way and 5 the other to make a criss-cross. This just helps the jam soak into the brie. In my video on my Instagram, I totally forgot to do this but you should!
- Place your brie in an oven-safe dish. I used my 6in cast iron pan. Top brie with fig jam and cover the entire top. Then sprinkle with chopped pecans.
- Bake in the oven for 20 minutes until warm and soft to the touch. Remove from oven, add a drizzle of honey (optional), and a sprinkle of flakey sea salt.
- Serve with crackers or bread, a side of grapes, and fresh thyme for garnish. Enjoy!