Earlier this week I shared my simple recipe for baked brie with honey and cashews. What I neglected was to give you some tried and true serving suggestions. What to serve with baked brie may sound easy, crackers and toast points, right? But you can really take your flavors up a level when you pair certain fruits, herbs and textures with baked brie. It’s a dish that can go savory or sweet depending on your mood and serving setting. Desert cheese plate? Or pre-dinner warmup? Take a look below and see what suits you!
What to Serve with Baked Brie
- Earthy crackers with pepper and rosemary are wonderful to pair with a buttery cheese- works for appetizer or desert plate
- Super seeded crackers– this paleo approved option is filled with crunchy seeds and has black pepper, mentioned in my last pairing! I get it at Thrive Market- works for appetizer or desert plate
- Apples and Pears– the cool fruit with a spread of warm cheese is a perfect bite – Especially great for a after dinner cheese plate, but can go either way, very traditional baked brie accompaniment
- Plain bread– my baked brie has a few flavors going on, so some basic sourdough type bread is a safe and delicious bet – works for appetizer or desert plate
- Toasted bread– At my last party the toasted bread was gone about 5 times faster than anything else. Look for a gluten free baguette from a local store. Before I bake my brie, I brush the slices with some herbed olive oil and put in the 350 degree oven for about 10 minutes. It doesn’t brown, but it is lightly crisped. I prefer this for an appetizer set up
- Jams– fruit jams are a great addition to a creamy cheese. Strawberry and fig are popular choices – sweeter jams are great for desert set ups
- Serve with a warm side of mushed up roasted garlic. Yummy for a appetizer set up
- A classic combination is meat and cheese, try a prosciutto, salami, and sopressa- Also great for a pre-dinner appetizer
- Anyway you can include sun dried tomatoes – I like to serve in a small dish or even right atop the brie- great for an appetizer
- I love veggie slices with my brie, but it’s not usually as popular as other sides I set out – Better for appetizer cheese plates
- Grapes– and if you really want to impress your friends, try the roasted grapes from Recipes to Nourish! – Amazing for an after dinner cheese plate
- Pretzel chips, those flat salty chips stand up to even the thickest toppings- Better before dinner
- Any stone fruit– peaches, pears and nectarines are a match made in heaven with brie and honey – Perfect for after dinner
- Caramelized onions– I like to warm a small dish of the onions up after blending them a bit, for a kind of onion jam – Can go either way, but onions are a little more on the savory side
Now I am going to take you through 2 different set ups, so you have some ideas of what would pair well together.
What to Serve with Baked Brie- Appetizer set up
- Baked brie with honey and a balsamic drizzle after you remove it from the oven.
- Seeded crackers or the paleo ones I mentioned above
- Thinly sliced apples
- Roasted Garlic in a small dish
- Sun dried tomatoes
- An assortment of cured meats like a hard sliced salami
What to Serve with Baked Brie- Desert set up
- Baked brie with honey
- Strawberry or fig jam
- Thinly sliced pears
- A small ramekin of assorted salted nuts
- Roasted grapes
- Sliced peaches or other stone fruit.
- Slightly warmed baguette slices or flatbread
I hope this simple guide gives you some help and inspiration this holiday party season! Believe me with a good baked brie up your sleeve, you are 15 minutes and 1 short grocery trip to a very elegant and delicious dish. Dress your table up or down, but make sure there is room to crowd around, as people don’t stray far from a good baked brie.
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