Baked Brie with Apple Cherry Compote

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Brie is topped with a sweet and tart apple cherry compote then baked until slightly melted and gooey. Perfect to serve at parties, holidays, or date-night-in, this easy appetizer recipe is always a crowd favorite!

Spreading baked brie with apple cherry compote on baguette slice.

We are entering one of my favorite times of year, the holiday season! That’s partly because I love hosting. I often end up hosting large gatherings of friends and family for holiday meals, and that usually involves lots of food and snacks. I recently tried a new combination that I knew I had to share. A perfect combination of sweet and savory, this Baked Brie with Apple Cherry Compote is sure to be a hit!

Ingredients

  • For the baked brie: brie wedge, sliced baguette, and apple cherry compote
  • For the apple cherry compote: olive oil, onion, garlic, thyme, apple, water, dried cherries, honey, whole grain mustard, and salt & pepper.

How to Make Baked Brie with Apple Cherry Compote

Liz slicing apple

Start your appetizer by dicing your apple and onion into tiny pieces.

Sauteing onions in pot

To start your compote, heat up the olive oil in a large sauce pan and add the diced onion with a pinch of salt and pepper.

Grating garlic into pot

Then using a microplane or grater, add your freshly minced garlic clove. I like to use a microplane for the convenience of getting that fresh garlic flavor really quickly. If you have some fresh thyme on hand, toss that in at this point as well.

Adding diced apple to pot

Once the onion is translucent and the garlic fragrant, add in your diced apple.

Adding dried cherries to compote

Then add the dried cherries.

Adding honey to compote

Stir in your honey and whole grain mustard.

Adding water to pot

Then finish with a bit of water, this helps to rehydrate the cherries and cook down the apples.

Apple cherry compote in pot

Once the water boils, bring the temperature to a simmer and let it cook down until the apples are tender and the cherries look a bit plump.

Putting compote on brie

In a baking dish, put your wedge of brie in the middle and top with your apple cherry compote. Then toss it in the oven at 350 for about 10 minutes, or until the cheese is soft and gooey inside.

Baked brie with apple cherry compote.

Serve your Baked Brie with Apple Cherry Compote on top of a sliced baguette, crackers, or alongside additional fruit and nuts.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Should you cut the rind of brie cheese before baking?

The rind is essential to baked brie, so don’t cut it off! It helps the cheese maintain some shape, and it’s also edible, so you can enjoy it with the melty, gooey inside when it’s done.

How do you know when brie is cooked?

Brie cheese will get very soft when done, and when you poke the rind, it should feel almost like liquid inside.

Can baked brie be prepared ahead of time?

You can bake the brie ahead of time and then refrigerate, then reheat in the microwave for a couple minutes before serving. Or make the compote ahead of time, refrigerate that, and then toss in the oven on the brie about 10 minutes before serving.

Spreading baked brie with apple cherry compote on a baguette slice.

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Liz eating baked brie with apple cherry compote

No matter the occasion or size of the gathering, my Baked Brie with Apple Cherry Compote is a delicious addition to any party plate. Or a great snack for yourself!

No fork required.

Baked brie with apple cherry compote spread on baguette

Baked Brie with Apple Cherry Compote

Brie is topped with a sweet and tart apple cherry compote then baked until slightly melted and gooey. Perfect to serve at parties, holidays or date-night-in, this easy appetizer recipe is always a crowd favorite!
PREP: 10 minutes
COOK: 40 minutes
Servings16

Ingredients
 

  • 1 wedge brie
  • baguette slices (to serve)

Apple Cherry Compote

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion (diced)
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme (optional)
  • salt and pepper (to taste)
  • 1 apple (cored and diced)
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ cup dried cherries
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon whole grain mustard

Instructions
 

  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and place brie in a baking dish; set aside.
  • While oven is pre-heating, begin making the compote. To start, heat a small sauce pot over medium-high heat and drizzle with olive oil. Add in the onions, garlic, and pinch of salt and pepper. Sauté until onions become translucent, about 6-7 minutes. If you have a couple sprigs of fresh thyme, toss them in now.
  • To the pan, add in the remaining ingredients (diced apple through whole grain mustard) and stir well. Bring mixture to a boil then reduce to simmer. Cook down until apples become tender and cherries begin to plump up, about 15-20 minutes.
  • Pour apple cherry compote on top of brie then bake until brie begins to melt, about 10-12 minutes. Serve with baguette slices.

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Nutrition

Serving: 2tablespoonsCalories: 68kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 2gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 68mgPotassium: 23mgFiber: 1gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 80IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 5mgIron: 0.1mg
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