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  • Impressive Baked Brie Recipes for Your Cheese Board

    Baked Brie is the unchallenged star of any cheese board — it’s warm, comforting and just the right amount of decadent. Best of all, it delivers impressive results with minimal effort, so it’s the perfect choice when you’re strapped for time or short on cooking skills. For your next party, take your cheese-plate game to the next level with these stunning (and delicious) baked Brie recipes.

Cranberry Pomegranate Baked Brie

Red fruit pops against a wheel of Brie in this show-stopping recipe from Kitchen Confidante, which features baked Brie, cranberry and pomegranate seeds. The tart berries balance the creaminess of the cheese, and the optional candied-walnut topping adds a satisfying crunch. Top the dish with a festive sprig of fresh rosemary during a party, and serve with a good Moscato wine.

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Moscato to pair with cranberry baked brie

Maple Bacon Baked Brie

Welcome your guests with gooey cheese and crispy bacon when you whip up this ultra-comforting Brie recipe. The secret is a hint of maple syrup, which adds a subtle sweetness and sets off the saltiness of the meat. Serve the wheel right out of the oven — the flood of cheese that erupts as you cut through the pastry shell is sure to draw “oohs” and “ahhs” from the crowd.

Sliced brie cheese wheel

Wine to pair with maple bacon baked brie

Dried Fruit and Pistachio Baked Brie

When you’re swamped with pre-party prep, this baked Brie with dried fruit can be a lifesaver. . Pop the cheese in the oven for 15 minutes before your guests arrive and while it bakes, chop pistachios and your favorite dried fruits. A dollop of honey anchors the toppings to the freshly baked wheel, which looks spectacular on a cheese board.

Brie cheese, honey, fruit, white wine

Wine to pair with dried fruit and pistachio baked brie

Baked Brie With Mushrooms and Thyme

Balance an overflowing dessert table with this savory mushroom and thyme baked Brie. Packed with buttery porcini, shiitake and crimini mushrooms and laced with fresh thyme, this side dish is overflowing with complex flavors. Served on generous slices of crusty baguette, it’s perfect paired with Cabernet or another hearty red wine during cocktail hour.

Sliced mushrooms, butter, fresh thyme in iron skillet

Wine to pair with mushroom and thyme baked brie

Baked Brie in Puff Pastry With Apricot or Raspberry Preserves

Baked Brie in a puff pastry, with its golden crust and indulgent melting cheese, is hard to beat. But this recipe from Genius Kitchen is sure to be a dinner-party hit. Before wrapping the cheese in pastry sheets, spread the baked Brie with jam for a sweet surprise. Need a last-minute party dish? Use any jam you have on hand, from classic raspberry to unexpected strawberry-rhubarb.

Wooden cheese board, brie in pastry, jam, grapes

Chardonnay to pair with baked brie and jam in puff pastry

Caramel Apple Baked Brie

Two indulgent favorites come together beautifully in this mouthwatering baked Brie dish, which is particularly well-suited for fall gatherings. Top a wheel of baked Brie with chopped pecans and caramel sauce — homemade, if you’re so inclined, or store-bought to save time. For a fun, lower-calorie twist, serve the baked Brie with apples instead of crackers or bread.

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Wine to pair with caramel apple baked brie

Baked Brie is a blank canvas — it pairs beautifully with almost any fruit or nut, so it’s a breeze to put your own personal twist on any recipe. Plus, since you’re piling on the toppings, there’s no need to invest in an expensive wheel with nuanced flavors; a standard grocery store Brie fits the bill. Whether you’re after a dinner-party showstopper or a casual, indulgent snack for game night, it’s impossible to go wrong.

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