Baked Brie Topped with Jezebel Peaches

by Alli

Welcome to Hit or Miss Wednesday!

I was thumbing through my latest edition of Southern Living and as usual, was oohing and ahhing over all the recipes I wanted to try when I happened upon page 126 and saw the Baked Brie with Jezebel Peaches and instantly knew I had found a new recipe to try for my Hit or Miss Wednesday series.

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 kinda knew deep, deep down that it would be a hit with me!

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 who  was in Charlotte was called for because one sales clerk in a local grocery store did not even know what Brie was and the other few stores didn’t carry it at all.  The story of my life.

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 jalapeno pepper jelly, spicy brown mustard, kosher salt and freshly ground pepper.  Yum!

Baked Brie

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.  Then the peach mixture is mounded on the center of the cheese,  baked an additional 5 minutes and serve with assorted crackers while it’s piping hot and oozing with cheesy goodness.

I decided to bake and serve the Brie as a Memorial Day appetizer so I could get several opinions.  The hubs was outside manning the grill while all the girls were inside eating Brie!

Baked Brie

 

Was it a hit or a miss?  It was a huge success and even daughter #2 (the picky eater) liked it!  It’s a miracle!

And you can find the recipe here!  It’s the perfect appetizer for a cookout and a quick, easy recipe that I will be using again and again.

What’s your favorite cheese?

 

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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