Baked Brie Topped with Fresh Peaches

by Alli

Flavorful Baked Brie is best served immediately (while warm!) with crackers or baguette slices. The peaches and pepper jelly add so much flavor to this simple appetizer. 

Years ago, I was thumbing through Southern Living and as usual, was oohing and ahhing over all the recipes I wanted to try. When I saw the Baked Brie with Jezebel Peaches, I knew I had found a new recipe. Of course, I changed it around a tiny bit. 

What is Brie?

First of all, I just have to say that Brie is probably my very favorite soft cheese. Brie Cheese comes from Seine-et-Marne town in France. It is made from whole or semi-skimmed milk and can be purchased either in a full wheel or as a wheel segment. I love Brie! 

Also, the Brie is baked in the little wooden box so the presentation is even more special. You’ve heard the saying that “We eat with our eyes first!” Well, it’s true! The more appealing food looks, the more we want to taste it.

Do you think I could find the boxed Brie in my little southern town? Of course not. A quick text to my daughter in Charlotte was called for.

One clerk at my local grocery store didn’t know what Brie was and the other few stores didn’t carry it either. The story of my beautiful, small-town life.

Helpful Hint: If you can’t find Brie in a wooden box, bake the cheese on a pie plate or in a small baking dish. It’s all good!

Cheese and Fruit – The Perfect Pairing

There’s nothing new about the pairing of cheese and fruit.  But, yes there’s a but, this recipe calls for a large, ripe diced peach, mixed with hot pepper jelly, spicy brown mustard, and a pinch of salt. Yum!

You can even top this with chopped, toasted pecans if you’d like. But that’s completely optional. 

As you probably know, Brie has a papery rind all around it. Actually, the rind is perfectly edible! But, for this recipe, the rind is trimmed away from the top. The cheese is placed back into the wooden box and baked for 10 minutes on a cookie sheet.  

Mound the peach mixture on the center of the cheese, bake for an additional 5 minutes, and serve with assorted crackers. Serve while it’s piping hot and oozing with cheesy goodness.

Baked Brie Cheese topped with fresh, diced peaches and hot pepper jelly

This is my family’s favorite way to eat Brie cheese, especially when South Carolina peaches are in season. 

Ingredients You’ll Need to Make Baked Brie With Fresh Peaches

  • Hot Pepper Jelly
  • Spicy Brown Mustard
  • Large Ripe Peach
  • Pinch of Salt 
  • Brie Cheese Round (about 13 oz. – packed in a wooden box)
  • Crackers or Baguette Slices (I use Sociables crackers for this recipe)
  • Optional: Garnish with 1/4 cup chopped, toasted pecans before serving

Yield: 8 servings

Baked Brie Topped with Fresh Peaches

Baked Brie Cheese topped with fresh, diced peaches and hot pepper jelly

Baked Brie round is topped with a mixture of hot pepper jelly, fresh, sliced peaches and spicy brown mustard. Serve with crackers or baguette slices.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon hot pepper jelly
  • 1 teaspoon spicy brown mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large peach, peeled and diced
  • Brie cheese round (about 13 oz.) packed in wooden box
  • Crackers or baguette slices
  • 1/4 cup chopped toasted pecans (optional garnish!)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350º F.
  2. Unwrap Brie and remove and discard the rind from the top. Return the Brie back to the wooden box and place on a baking sheet. Bake at 350º for 10 minutes.
  3. While the Brie is baking, combine the hot pepper jelly, spicy mustard and salt. Stir in the diced peaches. Spoon peach mixture over the baked Brie, mounding slightly and bake for 5 minutes.
  4. Carefully remove the box to a serving platter. Sprinkle with toasted, chopped pecans if desired. Serve with assorted crackers or baguette slices.

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Nutrition Information

Yield

8

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 162Total Fat 5gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 4mgSodium 343mgCarbohydrates 26gFiber 2gSugar 5gProtein 6g

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Baked Brie With Fresh Peaches is a quick and easy summertime appetizer. And, it’s a family favorite! 

What’s your favorite cheese?

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Originally published in June 2014 and updated in June 2021

25 comments

Shirley Wood June 4, 2014 - 6:48 am

That looks, beautiful and appetizing! I love Baked Brie! I simply must try this recipe out. I have some pepper jelly that I put up, not jalapeno because I have a sissy tongue but I’m sure it would be good! Thanks for this one! Pinning right now 🙂

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Alli June 4, 2014 - 7:00 am

Actually I used regular pepper jelly, because that’s what I had on hand. I do love spicy, though. And anything with pepper jelly in it has to be good, right?

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Ricci June 4, 2014 - 9:26 am

That looks yummy!!! I LOVE Brie cheese 🙂

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Alli June 4, 2014 - 12:55 pm

Did I say how easy it is to make? 🙂

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Louida June 4, 2014 - 9:55 am

It looks tasty to me so I’m going to say this is a Hit!

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Alli June 4, 2014 - 12:54 pm

It was a big hit, Louida, and so, so easy to make!

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aimee fauci June 4, 2014 - 10:08 am

That is very interesting! I must be honest…. I am picky when it comes to cheese.. I rarely venture out past the standard yellow cheeses. BUT…. if your picky daughter can do it…. then I should try it… (BTW.. is it stinky cheese. I hate stinky cheese 😉 )

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Alli June 4, 2014 - 12:54 pm

No, it’s not stinky cheese. It’s very mild and the fruit mixture is placed on top but kinda sinks in as the cheese melts. I was surprised that my daughter liked it. I had to assure her that it had no onions before she would touch it. 🙂

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Kristen from The Road to Domestication June 4, 2014 - 10:52 am

That looks amazing! I adore baked brie! I’m also a fan of fresh mozzarella and even smoked Gouda! Sorry you had a hard time finding it…I wonder what goes into making it yourself?

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Alli June 4, 2014 - 12:53 pm

I have no idea how to make it myself. The hard part of finding it was the wooden box that it comes in and is baked in. That’s one of the prettiest aspects of the cheese. 🙂

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Paris (My Big Fat Happy Life) June 4, 2014 - 11:39 am

This looks so yummy and I too love Brie!

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Alli June 4, 2014 - 12:51 pm

It is very good, Paris! And I like that it’s so quick and easy to make, yet looks so stunning.

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Anna @ Northern Homestead June 4, 2014 - 12:06 pm

I have not had Brie kind of cheese for a very long time. Somehow I just never think of getting some. Your recipe sounds lovely and if even a picky eater likes it, it must be good ;).

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Alli June 4, 2014 - 12:51 pm

You must try it again, Anna! The peaches and pepper jelly really worked well with the Brie.

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Nadeen June 4, 2014 - 12:26 pm

I loved melted and baked Brie with fruit and nuts but have never tried it with peaches!

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Alli June 4, 2014 - 12:50 pm

It was so, so good. I’m looking forward to making it again soon.

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Neatly-Packaged (@Neatly_Packaged) June 4, 2014 - 12:30 pm

I think I literally drooled! This looks amazing! Thank you for sharing 🙂

http://neatly-packaged.blogspot.com/

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Alli June 4, 2014 - 12:49 pm

Drool is a good thing! 🙂

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Ariel @ArielSaysNow June 4, 2014 - 1:25 pm

Girl, you’ve made me look at peaches in a whole new light LOL! This looks great. I’m sure my 5 year old would love this.

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Alli June 4, 2014 - 4:20 pm

It’s so easy to make, too!

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Artney June 4, 2014 - 3:00 pm

I’ve never made Brie, but now I want to! This looks amazing!!! I’m glad it was a hit!

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Madaline June 4, 2014 - 3:09 pm

I adore brie (actually I adore most cheese). This looks delish and is gorgeous – win win. This will be perfect for my women’s club!!!

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Alli June 4, 2014 - 4:19 pm

I’ve never met many cheeses that I didn’t like.

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Kristin June 4, 2014 - 5:22 pm

This is just the thing I need to serve at my next lady’s luncheon!

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Alli June 4, 2014 - 9:32 pm

It would be awesome at a lady’s luncheon!

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