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Herb Garlic Baked Brie

You won’t believe how easy it is to make a wheel of garlic baked brie! We make thin slivers in the brie, load them with garlic and then drizzle on a thyme honey butter sauce that makes this wheel of brie totally unforgettable! 

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Garlic baked brie.

It’s my two favorite things coming together to make one fantastic food baby.

I know we’ve all had a sweeter twist on baked brie. I mean, all you need to do is grab a jar of your favorite preserves (be it fig, apricot, or raspberry) and pile it high on top of a wheel of baked brie. But I wanted to make a version that was sweet and savory all at the same time, and if I could manage to put garlic into the mix, well, the better that would be!
So please welcome the most delicious herby garlic baked brie you’ve ever experienced.

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Around the holidays, it can get a little chaotic if you’re hosting a party and plan on making all the food yourself. For times like these, I love making a simple holiday cheese board that can work for as little as two people and as many as 100! But don’t get me wrong, dips made in the slow cooker like my caramelized onion hot dip [2] or spinach and artichoke [3], or jalapeño popper skillet dip [4], oven-baked Philly cheesesteak dip [5]5-minute creamy avocado dip [6], and the super simple just stir-it Mexican corn dip [7] are all great things you can put out during the holidays without breaking a sweat.

That’s all in addition to my garlic baked brie, though. I mean, this one is guaranteed to disappear in a flash – ours certainly did!

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WHAT IS BRIE CHEESE?

Brie is a mostly mild-flavored cheese that can be paired with either sweet or savory toppings. It is best served at room temperature or heated through (and melted.) Baked Brie is an easy addition to any holiday table, as it’s basically effortless to customize with your favorite toppings.

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO MAKE HERB GARLIC BAKED BRIE?

HOW MUCH BRIE WOULD I NEED PER PERSON FOR MY PARTY?

The most important thing to consider when you’re trying to decide how much brie you’ll need as an appetizer for a party is the number of appetizers you plan on serving. If garlic baked brie is your only appetizer, you will need about 8 ounces of brie for every 5-6 people. If you plan on serving a few appetizers along with your garlic baked brie, you can get about 8-9 servings out of that 8-ounce wheel of brie.

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Herb Garlic Baked Brie - A new twist on the classic Baked Brie! We bake the brie topped with a thyme honey butter and guaranteed, this will disappear in no time! #bakedbrie #appetizers #holidayappetizers #easyappetizers #honeybakedbrie #briecheese | Littlespicejar.com

Herb Garlic Baked Brie - A new twist on the classic Baked Brie! We bake the brie topped with a thyme honey butter and guaranteed, this will disappear in no time! #bakedbrie #appetizers #holidayappetizers #easyappetizers #honeybakedbrie #briecheese | Littlespicejar.com

HOW TO MAKE THE BEST GARLIC BAKED BRIE:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Place the wheel of brie on a cutting board and using a paring knife, make 6-8 slits in the brie to tuck in thin slivers of garlic. If you would like, you can prep this up to a day in advance; it just deepens the flavor of the brie even more! Make sure to let the brie sit at room temperature for 30-45 minutes before baking.
  2. When ready to bake, Place the wheel of brie on a piece of parchment paper and place the parchment paper in an oven-proof baking dish that’s just slightly larger than the wheel of brie. Mince the remaining garlic, and combine it with the thyme, olive oil, butter, honey, and cayenne. Zap in the microwave just long enough for the butter to melt, roughly 20-40 seconds. Stir to combine and pour the prepared one butter over the brie
  3. Cover the baking dish with foil and place the baking dish in the oven to melt the brie, about 15-18 minutes for an 8-ounce wheel, and 20-25 minutes for a 16-ounce wheel. Remove from the oven and press gently with a butter knife to check if the brie has melted. If it hasn’t softened, you can place it back in the oven for 2-3 additional minutes. When done, serve with crackers and fresh fruit.

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TIPS TO MAKE THE BEST GARLIC BAKED BRIE:

I love how different this garlic baked brie is! It’s a little sweet a little savory, and I’m willing to bet that your dinner guests will be asking for the recipe!

Mine certainly did!

Herb Garlic Baked Brie - A new twist on the classic Baked Brie! We bake the brie topped with a thyme honey butter and guaranteed, this will disappear in no time! #bakedbrie #appetizers #holidayappetizers #easyappetizers #honeybakedbrie #briecheese | Littlespicejar.com

Yield: 5-7 servings

Herb Garlic Baked Brie

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

You won’t believe how easy it is to make a wheel of garlic baked brie! We make thin slivers in the brie, load them with garlic and then drizzle on a thyme honey butter sauce that makes this wheel of brie totally unforgettable!

Herb Garlic Baked Brie

Ingredients

  • 1 (8-16 ounce) wheel of brie
  • 2-4 fresh cloves garlic (see notes)
  • ½ teaspoon of fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1-2 tablespoons honey
  • dash of cayenne 

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Place the brie in a small, ovenproof baking dish that is just slightly bigger than the wheel of brie. Using a paring knife, make 4 slivers out of two of the garlic cloves. Pierce the brie with the same paring knife and make slivers in the brie to fit the slivers of garlic in. Tuck the garlic slivers all the way into the brie. You could do this up to one day in advance if you are prepping for a get together; it flavors the brie even more!
  3. When ready to bake, mince or press the remaining clove of garlic into a microwave-safe bowl, along with the thyme, olive oil, butter, honey, and cayenne. Zap in the microwave just long enough for the butter to melt, roughly 20-40 seconds. Stir to combine and pour the prepared honey butter over the brie wheel. Cover the baking dish with a piece of foil and place in the oven for the brie to melt, about 15-18 minutes for an 8-ounce wheel and 20-25 minutes for a 16-ounce wheel. Remove from the oven around press gently (without piercing the brie) using a butter knife to check if the brie has melted on the inside. If it has not softened place back in the oven for 2-3 additional minutes. When done, serve immediately with crackers or crostini.

Notes

  • If you are making an 8-ounce wheel of brie, use 1 clove for slices and 1 clove for mincing. If you are using a 16-ounce wheel of brie, use 1 or 2 for slivers and 1-2 for mincing. 

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