Fre Merlot & Honey-Drizzled Baked Brie

by Alli

This shop, Fre Merlot Honey Drizzled Baked Brie, has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SipSmarter #CollectiveBias  You should consult your physician before consuming Fre if you are pregnant or have any health concerns regarding alcohol.

I absolutely love cheese. There, I said it.  I enjoy trying the different textures and tastes of cheeses from around the world.  Someone needs to give me a cheese of the month subscription.

I once served a beautiful cheese tray to 70 women during a 7-course French meal that I prepared from scratch.  I enjoyed watching them try cheeses they had never tasted.

Brie Cheese

There’s one cheese that’s always on my cheese tray and that’s Brie.  It’s a soft, mild, cow’s milk cheese that’s named after Brie, the French region from which it originated.

I  drizzle the Brie with honey, place in the oven for about 5-6 minutes and top with walnuts.  Forget dinner, just give me the cheese tray!  I truly understand why it’s referred to as “The queen of cheese.”

Honey-Drizzled Brie

Helpful Hint: When baking Brie, be careful not to overcook it or it will melt completely and you’ll have a pool of cheese.  On the other hand, I might enjoy diving into a pool of cheese.

Fre and Brie

Honey Drizzled Brie


Honey Drizzled Brie

Honey Drizzled Baked Brie

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 16 minutes

Baked Brie is one of my favorite appetizers. I love how easy this cheese tray is to put together.


  • 1 (8 oz.) Wheel of Brie cheese
  • Honey
  • Walnut halves (shelled)
  • Assorted crackers
  • Fruit


  1. Preheat the oven to 350º. Remove Brie from the wooden box, unwrap and place on a parchment paper-lined baking pan. Leave the white rind on the Brie. Drizzle with honey and bake for 5-6 minutes. Serve with assorted crackers and fruit.
Nutrition Information
Yield 8 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 35Total Fat 1gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 4mgSodium 26mgCarbohydrates 6gFiber 0gSugar 4gProtein 1g

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Fre Merlot

Fre Merlot & Honey-Drizzled Baked Brie is the perfect appetizer combo. Brie pairs perfectly with Merlot and I received so many compliments on something that only took a few minutes to put together.

Fre Merlot & Brie drizzled with honey

I also include a chilled bottle of Fre Chardonnay, in case someone wanted a glass of white wine.  As a rule of thumb, reds are served at room temperature and whites are served chilled. Fruit and assorted crackers complete the cheese tray and give it a finished look.

Here’s the deal: I really like the taste of wine, but I don’t consume alcohol. I am elated about Fre Alcohol-Removed Wines.  Fre is the perfect beverage to enjoy during the summer.

Merlot & Honey-Drizzled Brie

Wine Charms for Stemless Wine Glasses

Don’t you think my little birdies perched on the side of the glasses are adorable?  They’re like wine charms for stemless wine glasses. You can buy them by clicking on my affiliate link below.

I spent a little time on Fre’s website (it’s really pretty and has some great recipes) checking out the variety of alcohol removed wines and was fascinated by the process involved in removing the alcohol.  

The winemakers use a “revolutionary spinning cone column to remove alcohol while preserving the delicate fragrances and flavors of the wine. The finished product is a fresh, delicious beverage with all of the characteristic aromas and flavors of premium wine, but with less than 0.5% alcohol and half the calories of traditional wine.”  I’m thoroughly impressed.

Fre Merlot & Honey Drizzled Baked Brie really does satisfy my cheese & wine craving.  You’ll also find mocktails and all kinds of great info when you follow Fre on Facebook.

Honey-Drizzled Brie

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Robin Rue (@massholemommy) August 7, 2015 - 7:33 am

I am having a few girls over this weekend and this would be absolutely PERFECT to serve as an app! I need to go pick up the ingredients for this.

Alli August 7, 2015 - 7:55 am

Robin, it’s so good and so easy – my kind of cooking! 🙂

Joanne T Ferguson August 7, 2015 - 7:52 am

I have never heard of this wine Alli but will be sure to be on the lookout for it! I am a big wine and brie lover, so thanks for highlighting this today to me!

Alli August 7, 2015 - 7:55 am

You’re welcome, Joanne! Have a great weekend!

Jessica Harlow August 7, 2015 - 8:50 am

This looks so delicious! I’m a huge fan of brie and could easily make this my dinner plans almost every night. lol I love the simple honey drizzled recipe and would probably have this as a meal, let alone an appetizer! lol

Zan August 7, 2015 - 8:56 am

Love your funny story of your love for cheese. This looks really good and presented well. Makes a great nibble tray! I have seen this type of cheese but never bought it. I love the idea of adding honey and nuts. BTW: I never knew there was such a thing as alcohol-removed wine. Who knew?

Christy Maurer August 7, 2015 - 9:44 am

Oh my, that looks so good! I am always very sad when people say they don’t like cheese. I feel so sorry that they are missing out on all of the deliciousness that is cheese 🙂

Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle August 7, 2015 - 9:59 am

This is the perfect foundation for a spectacular night, in my opinion. It sounds delicious, and it is delightfully fancy.

Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai August 7, 2015 - 11:34 am

My mouth is watering looking at the brie and peaches…YUM! Hope you’ll come party with us at the Home Matters Linky Party. 🙂

Life With Lorelai

rika agustini August 7, 2015 - 5:51 pm

yum… please invite me to your party! That party platter is awesome. I love brie and i love wine

Jeannette August 7, 2015 - 8:12 pm

You had me a brie! This seriously looks like a great pairing and I bet the honey really sets of the flavors of the brie!

Annemarie LeBlanc August 7, 2015 - 8:16 pm

Great to serve when entertaining guests! Nice treat for yourself too, when you just want to have some quiet, relaxing time.

Kristen from The Road to Domestication August 7, 2015 - 11:08 pm

So fancy schmacny, but so simple, too! I love it! Now excuse me while I go see if we have any cheese…

Katie August 7, 2015 - 11:58 pm

I love cheese too. When I have to pick up something quick to take to a friends I hit up the fancy cheese at Publix. making this Bri would be even better.

Ourfamilyworld August 8, 2015 - 4:15 am

I love cheese, too and Brie is one of my favorites. This is mouth watering and I am suddenly craving for cheese and fruits.

lisa @bitesforbabies August 8, 2015 - 9:54 am

I used to make baked brie ALL the time..I always topped it with some kind of fruit and nuts. The addition of wine sounds delicious!

Uplifting Families August 9, 2015 - 12:32 am

I haven’t had brie cheese before. In fact, I haven’t purchased any speciality cheese unless you consider peppeejack. 🙂

I had no clue that wine was served chilled or unchilled based on its color. I prefer it to be cold, the colder the better for me. I don’t drink it often but when I do I like a sweet fruity wine.

Rosey August 9, 2015 - 7:19 am

Brie is my favorite cheese for an appetizer. I haven’t had it in far too long!

Lynndee August 9, 2015 - 11:35 am

I love cheese, but I’m not sure if I’ve already had Brie. I will have to check that out. And for sure, my husband would love to check that wine out. He loves wine you know. 🙂

Erin August 9, 2015 - 3:08 pm

Oh brie. I love brie. I almost bought some yesterday and then talked myself out of it since I’m supposed to limit dairy but this recipe may have broken my willpower. lol!

Allie August 10, 2015 - 1:40 pm

Yum and thanks for sharing at the Home Matters Party. This recipe would be perfect for the upcoming fall entertaining I plan on doing.

Adrienne August 10, 2015 - 11:26 pm

This looks amazing! The little bird decor on the wine glass is soooo CUTE! I completely want to come to one of your parties! hehe

Sherry August 16, 2015 - 2:09 pm

Just love brie prepared anyway. Never tried it with honey, but I will for sure! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday:-)


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