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?




  1. MotherDownUnder says

    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.

  2. Lisa Mckenzie says

    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!

  3. says

    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!

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