Baked Brie with Jam

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Baked Brie with Jam is a beautiful appetizer that’s perfect for holiday parties. Made with ultra creamy Brie, topped with fig jam and crunchy walnuts, then wrapped in a buttery puff pastry and baked.

Serve this easy and elegant Baked Brie in puff pastry with toasted crostini, and crackers. It’s such an easy appetizer to make but it looks gorgeous on a platter surrounded by fruits, nuts, and crackers.

Puff Pastry wrapped brie with quartered figs, apple slices and honey.

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Why We Love This Recipe

Easy, Yet Elegant: Baked Brie in Puff Pastry looks so pretty and elegant on a serving platter, yet it’s incredibly easy to prepare!

Customizable Flavors: This is the perfect recipe to add your own personal spin on, using any flavor of jam you like, and swap out the walnuts for pistachios, pecans or almonds.

Flaky, Buttery Crust: The Brie and jam oozing out of a flaky puff pastry crust, makes it simply irresistible.

Simple Recipe: With only 5 ingredients and only 10 minutes of prep time, you can make this baked brie with jam recipe any time you have a craving.

Ingredients

Ingredients for baked brie with jam.
  • Puff Pastry Sheets – This pre-made puff pastry is so easy to use and can be found in the freezer section of your grocery store. Just pop it in the fridge to thaw the night before you want to use it.
  • Brie – This creamy French cheese is usually sold in a small wheel shape, with a soft rind. No need to remove the rind, it’s edible! As it bakes, the rind keeps helps hold the shape with the cheese inside becomes ooey, gooey, and spreadable.
  • Fig Jam – You will often see fig jam on charcuterie boards because it pairs well with a variety of salty, savory meats and cheeses. It’s a perfect match for the brie and walnuts, with its subtly sweet, slightly tangy flavor.
  • Toasted Walnuts – You want plain walnuts, and toasted if you can find them. You do not want sweet/candied nuts. Toasting them bring out their flavor – just place the nuts in a skillet over medium heat for a few minutes, shaking them a few times for an even cook.
  • Egg Wash – An egg wash is just an egg whisked with a little bit of water. It’s used with pastry crusts to give them a golden color and crispy texture. It can also help the seams of the dough stay in place.

How To Make Baked Brie with Jam

Puff pastry rolled out on a baking sheet with a wheel of Brie cheese.

Step 1: Roll out the puff pastry and place onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Place the wheel of Brie cheese in the center.

Puff pastry rolled out on a baking sheet with a wheel of Brie cheese topped with fig jam and walnuts.

Step 2: Spread fig jam over the Brie, and top with walnuts.

A close up image of puff pastry rolled out on a baking sheet with a wheel of Brie cheese topped with fig jam and walnuts, with the pastry brought up and over the cheese on one side.

Step 3: Make a cut at each corner of the puff pastry and begin wrapping up and around the brie, like a pinwheel, and gently press seams together.

Puff pastry wrapped up around a wheel of brie cheese.

Step 4: Brush the seams with egg wash and refrigerate for 20 minutes.

Brushing egg wash over puff pastry.

Step 5: Brush the entire top of the pastry with the egg wash, then bake for 25-30 minutes.

Baked brie with puff pastry crust on a parchment lined baking sheet.

Step 6: Remove from the oven and let cool for 5-10 minutes before serving.

Puff pastry wrapped baked brie with sliced apples, grapes, honey, walnuts, rosemary.

Serve: Place the finished product on a platter and surround with your choice of crackers, toasted bread, dried fruit, fresh fruit, nuts, and fresh herbs. I like to add some fruit that matches the jam inside, in this case, quartered figs. Add a small cheese knife for slicing into the cheese and serving.

Recipe FAQs

Do you take the rind off brie before baking?

No, the rind is completely edible, and it helps the cheese hold its shape while baking.

How long do you bake brie?

Baked brie with puff pastry takes about 25 minutes to bake, in order to fully cook and brown the crust.

What is the best way to heat brie?

Baking brie in the oven is the best way to warm it and get that ooey, gooey center.

Helpful Tips

  • Any jam will work for this recipe. Fig, raspberry, cherry, peach, or even cranberry sauce are all perfect jams to use. Feel free to change it up for the season.
  • Pecans, pinenuts, or almonds are great substitutes for the walnuts. Toasting in a skillet on the stovetop or in the oven them keeps them crunchier and gives them a more pronounced flavor.
  • You can use excess puff pastry to cut out shapes and decorate the top of the wrapped brie. Just cut out the shapes you like and stick it to the wrapped brie with the egg wash, making sure to egg wash the top of the cutouts as well.
  • Placing the wrapped brie in the fridge before baking helps to ensure that the cheese doesn’t melt too fast during baking. You want the cheese to be melted, but not ooze out of the pastry shell too fast.
Brie cheese malting out of a puff pastry shell, surrounded by sliced apples, grapes, and crackers.

Make Ahead and Storage Instructions

To make ahead: Wrap the brie in the puff pastry, wrap with plastic wrap, and store in the fridge for up to a few hours. Remove from the fridge and add the egg wash before baking. If you store the wrapped brie longer than a few hours, the puff pastry may become wet and sticky, and may not brown as well.

Storage and Reheating: This dish is best eaten fresh, as the quality is diminished during storage and reheating. Store leftovers wrapped in plastic wrap in the fridge for up to 2 days. If you are determined to reheat it, it would be best reheated in a 400℉ oven.

More Cheesy Appetizers

Want to try another delicious brie and jam pairing? Try my popular holiday appetizer Cranberry Brie Bites!

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Baked Brie with Jam Recipe

5 from 2 votes
Baked Brie with Jam is a beautiful appetizer that's perfect for parties. Made with Brie cheese, fig jam and walnuts baked in puff pastry.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 428kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry thawed
  • 10 ounce brie cheese wheel 8-12 ounces
  • 1/3 cup fig jam see notes for other jam options
  • 1/4 cup walnuts chopped
  • 1 egg mixed with 1 tablespoon of water
  • Fruit, crackers, or crostini for serving
  • Rosemary or thyme sprigs for garnish optional

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400℉. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Gently roll out puff pastry to 10-12” square. Place the brie wheel in the center of the pastry sheet, spread with jam on top of the brie, top with walnuts.
  • Make a cut at each corner of the puff pastry, towards the center down to about ½” from the brie, so there are now 4 triangular pieces. Bring each of the corners up and over the brie, like a pinwheel, and secure together, brushing the seams with egg wash.. Place the brie in the fridge for 20 minutes.
  • Brush brie all over with the egg wash and bake for 25-30 minutes until golden brown. Remove from the oven and let it stand for 5 minutes. Serve with fruits, nuts, crackers and bread.

Notes

  • Feel free to customize with your favorite flavor of jam or type of nuts. 
  • I highly recommending toasting the nuts for more flavor.
  • Placing the wrapped brie in the fridge before baking helps to ensure that the cheese doesn’t melt too fast during baking. Don’t skip this step!
  • To make ahead: Wrap the brie in the puff pastry, and wrap with plastic wrap, store in the fridge for up to 3 hours. Add the egg wash just before baking.
  • Storage and Reheating: This dish is best eaten fresh, as the quality is diminished during storage and reheating. Store leftovers wrapped in plastic wrap in the fridge for up to 2 days. If you are determined to reheat it, it would be best reheated in a 400℉ oven.

Nutrition

Calories: 428kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 13gFat: 30gSaturated Fat: 11gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0.003gCholesterol: 65mgSodium: 354mgPotassium: 124mgFiber: 1gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 265IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 85mgIron: 2mg

Kristin Maxwell

Kristin Maxwell is the creator and main recipe developer, writer, and photographer of Yellow Bliss Road. A self-taught cook and self-appointed foodie, she specializes in easy, flavorful and approachable recipes for any home cook.

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