Baked brie with garlic and fig jam


I can’t believe it took me so long to try this simple but sinful dish for myself. Ooey gooey cheese? What’s not to love?

It did seem a bit decadent for one person’s lunch, but I had just been watching a documentary on French cheesemaking and the host tucked into a little melty wheel of brie with some bread and a side salad and I just about broke all land speed records to get to the store and make one for my very own.


No, I did not share.

garlic-baked-brie-dipBut never fear, I did not eat it all. I regret that decision, looking at these pictures!

While I have no fancy French wooden boxes with which to house my oven-bound cheese, I did have a ramekin that worked just as well. I poked little holes in the top of the cheese and added a sliver of garlic to each one. Then I popped on some foil and put the lot in a hot oven (200C) for about 20 minues. I ate it with some home-made fig jam, bread and sliced apples. YUM.

Next time though, I’m going to try a cranberry-macadamia concoction on the top and baked. Join me?



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  • Lila Wolff

    Yum! You’re making me miss cheese!

    • Veggie Mama

      Yeah, brie is a bit hard to replace! <3

  • MotherDownUnder

    Bake brie is a staple in my family. My mom trots out a version with brown sugar, maple syrup and pecans for all special occasions. It is freaking amazing.

    • Veggie Mama

      Can she be my mom toooooo?

    • Housewife in Heels

      This is genius- Why have you been holding this information from me????!

  • Katie Rainbird

    Cheese week at Veggie Mama!

    • Veggie Mama

      ha two recipes in one week and apparently it’s a cheese overload! I have already been emailed about it.

  • Lisa Mckenzie

    OOh that looks nice,I don’t eat cheese as much as I used to as I am lactose intolerant but sometimes do ,you had me at the fig jam!

    • Veggie Mama

      Ohh it’s delicious, if I do say so myself :)

  • skye cassidy

    I haven’t made one since we left the icy wastes of Melbourne, but you can just wrap it in foil if you don’t have a ramekin, works fine. I like to pour a bit of wine over as well!

    • Veggie Mama

      Oh the wine! Yes I forgot about that. A bit freaked out about moving to the icy wastes of Melbourne, just quietly. I’m not good with frost!

  • Carly Findlay

    Oh my. I must. I have a teensy le-creuset that would be perfect for this.
    What was the doco?

    • Veggie Mama

      I wish I could remember! I want to watch it again.

  • Glowless

    COME OUT BABY! I WANT SOME OF THIS! Yep, all capslock definitely needed for that.

    • Veggie Mama

      I hear it’s ok if heated until bubbling…