Was this really not invented sooner? It’s just as easy to make one serving of this baked brie as it is to prepare a slew of them as individual party appetizers, so you’ll never again want for a warm, creamy, delicious snack with that Thursday night glass of wine.
FOR THOSE WITH CELIAC DISEASE, YOU SHOULD CONFIRM CONCLUSIVELY WHETHER YOUR CHEESE IS GLUTEN FREE. SOME BRIE CHEESE MAY CONTAIN TRACE AMOUNTS OF GLUTEN.
- 2 oz. double cream brie cheese, rind trimmed (or not) based on your preference
- 1/2 t good dark balsamic vinegar, flavored if you prefer (such as espresso or fig)
- To serve: apple or pear slices, crackers, or a spoon
- Heat oven to 350 degrees (F). Cut brie into 1/2 inch chunks and pile into a 1/3 to 1/2 cup ramekin. Place on baking sheet or in an oven safe dish for easier handling and to catch drips. Bake on middle oven rack for 10 to 12 minutes, until cheese is fully melted and bubbly. Cool for just a moment, then drizzle balsamic over the top. Handling the dish carefully (with a mitt, clean, dry dish rag, or by placing it inside a slightly larger dish), consume immediately, while still hot and gooey.
The size of your dish is not so important. If your dish is larger and only partially filled, it’s still highly edible. You can also cut the serving size even further for a tiny treat if you’re watching your cheese intake. Reduce the cheese to an ounce, use a small prep dish if you have one, and reduce the baking time to just until the cheese is bubbly.
If time permits, cut the brie into cubes then let it stand at room temp in the dishes for 30 minutes to an hour. It will bake even faster.
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Cook Time: 10 mins
- Category: Snack
- Cuisine: Cheese