Brie cheese appetizers are the BEST kinds of appetizers to serve during the holidays. Brie has alwasy been a favorite cheese of mine. The soft cheese is a go-to for any type of gathering or celebration because it melts OH SO well! And who doesn't love melty cheese!?
There are so many ways to use this delicious gooey cheese other than wrapping it in puff pastry or topping it with fig jam - although BOTH are simply delicious!
In this post I outline some delicious appetizers using brie that are not so traditional plus offer a few ways to serve up brie this holiday season.
You may also want to check out this list of 21 Holiday Party Finger Foods to serve with your brie!
I have broken down these brie recipes into three categories:
1. Ttraditional baked brie recipes
2. Fried recipes with fruit
3. Savoury brie recipes
There are lots of yummy and unique ways to serve brie included here, so make sure to check them out by clicking on the links below!
First, A Bit About Brie
✔ Brie cheese can also be made using goats milk.
✔ It's high in fat and protein and very similar to camembert cheese in that it's also a soft-ripened cheese that also is made with an edible white rind mold.
✔ It is best served at room temperature with a crusty baguette or crackers and fruit.
✔ It can be stored in the fridge for up to two weeks or frozen for up to three months.
What wine pairs well with brie?
Brie is versatile and mild in flavor so it pairs nicely with many kinds of wine including reds AND whites.
Here are some options:
- cabernet franc
- cabernet sauvignon
- pinot noir
- sauvignon blanc
Traditional Baked Brie Appetizer Recipes
This ooey-gooey Baked Brie with Fig Jam and Pistachios is sure to be a hit at your next get-together! It's creamy, crunchy, sweet and savory which makes the best kind of appetizer!
Puff pastry and brie are besties this time of year. Two simple ingredients, when baked, turn into an impressive appetizer people will swoon over. This one is filled with blackberries, walnut and honey and is filled with preserves before being wrapped in golden puff pastry to keep in all the melted goodness!
This is a new take on a traditional classic - air fryer baked brie! Baking brie in an air fryer is not only quicker and easier but just as delicious! Entertaining this time of year couldn't be easier!
Change it up and ditch the puff pastry! Instead, grab a box of phyllo dough instead! This Phyllo-Wrapped Cranberry Baked Brie is an easy baked brie recipe, with a cranberry brandy topping and wrapped in crispy layers of phyllo dough. The rosemary adds a festive touch that adds color and flavor.
This appetizer brings a whole new meaning to the term "grilled cheese". It's warm, oozy, with a hint of that smoky grill flavor! The addition of peaches and drizzle of balsamic vinegar makes this appetizer perfect for the warmer months!
Instead of serving up a whole WHEEL of brie, try these Apple Compote and Brie Crostinis! They are so delicious, your guests will be fighting over them! These sweet, tart, crunchy and addictive bites of heaven will leave your party guests unwilling to share.
These Brie Appetizer Bites with Raspberry have just 8 ingredients and take a few minutes to prep. They are perfect if you are looking for a simple and quick way to impress your guests with a delicious appetizer that's not overly cheesey.
These colorful brie-stuffed strawberries make for a really quick and healthy appetizer, finger food, or even snack that your family is going to love. They're lighter, unique and so delicious!
These are SO easy considering you can purchase store-bought puff pastry cups and just fill them up! Cranberries and orange go perfectly together this time of year! The sweet, spicy, orange filling is nestled in a crunchy phyllo shell with creamy brie cheese. Guaranteed that your family is going to love them.
These easy Cranberry and Brie Crostinis are a killer bite-sized appetizer, fantastic for your next party! Crunchy, sweet, tart and cheesy bites of brie goodness!
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Savory Brie Appetizer Ideas
These yummy bacon brie bites combine bacon, brie, and a little sweet maple syrup in one delicious bite. They’re the perfect appetizer when you want something a bit salty and sweet!
These Brie and Jam Knots are so easy — just 3 ingredients! The brie is still melty, the dough is fresh baked, warm and fluffy and the jam melts together with the brie in the most amazing way!
Sausage Cranberry Brie Bites are a puff pastry appetizer with just the right amount of savory from Italian sausage, sweetness from cranberry sauce, and a salty creaminess from brie. A unique twist that is sure to please a crowd!
These are a delicious hand-held appetizer, sure to be popular at any gathering! The appetizer recipe which features rich buttery homemade tomato onion jam is also meatless, adding to it's wide appeal among guests.
Cheese makes life better. Bread also makes life better especially when it's PULL APART bread! 🙂 This appetizer is fun and get's everyone involved!
This turkey crostini is such a fun appetizer to serve either ON Thanksgiving, the day after for brunch or for Friendsgiving! It has all the holiday flavors we love including brie cheese!
Unsure of how many appetizers to serve? Check out my appetizer serving recommendations here!
Final Brie Tips
TWO things can really make brie come to life and they are, NUTS and FRUIT! Any kind works from roasted to salted to candied pecans. From dried fruit to fresh to jams and marmalades, they all will work!
You can serve brie as a whole wheel of cheese, sliced on bread or crackers OR in mini wedges. Either way, the possibilities are endless!
Remember to serve your brie wheel with a small cheese knife for spreading and lots of crusty and crunchy things to spread it on.