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.
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
- 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!)
- Preheat oven to 350º F.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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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Amount Per Serving Calories 162Total Fat 5gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 4mgSodium 343mgCarbohydrates 26gFiber 2gSugar 5gProtein 6g
What’s your favorite cheese?
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Originally published in June 2014 and updated in June 2021