Baked Brie Appetizer with Caramelized Onions

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time40 minutes

An easy appetizer recipe for holiday entertaining, brie is topped with caramelized onions and pepper jelly before baked until warm and creamy. Serve with rosemary wonton crisps or crackers of choice.

Baked Brie Appetizer with Caramelized Onions

Something that might surprise you is that I don’t meal plan or print out recipes as regularly as you might think. The truth is, I really love finding ways to be creative in the kitchen using whatever ingredients I have on hand or are in season at the moment.

When my friends at Milk Means More proposed a “Meal Kit Challenge” recently, I was immediately on board! A huge fan of the Food Network and the show Chopped, I was eager and excited for the challenge.

My kit included five ingredients that I was required to use in my recipe including an onion, rosemary, pepper jelly, brie cheese, and wonton wrappers. Game on!

Brushing Wonton Crisps

Since I knew right away I wanted to make baked brie, I decided to turn the wonton wrappers into crispy crackers seasoned with olive oil, rosemary, salt, and pepper. They took 3 minutes to make and cook up in about 7-9 minutes. Easy enough, right? (PS: You can do this with tortillas, pita bread and more.)

Baked Brie with Rosemary Wonton Crisps - a fast appetizer recipe

While the crackers were baking, I slowly caramelized the onion until it turned golden brown and slightly sweet. I knew the sweetness of the onions would pair well with the creamy brie cheese and mildly spicy pepper jelly.

Baked Brie with Caramlized Onions and Wonton Crisps a fast appetizer recipe

The end result? A crowd-pleasing appetizer that I literally couldn’t stop eating. Great for entertaining, date night at home or hosting a girl’s night, I can’t recommend this baked brie appetizer recipe enough!

Frequently asked questions:

Can a brie appetizer ahead of time?

I would not recommend as the Brie will get hard as it cools.

What wine pairing would you recommend with brie?

I would suggest Sauvignon Blanc

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Baked Brie with Rosemary Wonton Crisps - a fast appetizer recipe

Baked Brie Appetizer with Caramelized Onions

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An easy appetizer recipe for entertaining, brie is topped with caramelized onions and pepper jelly before baked until warm and creamy.
PREP: 10 minutes
COOK: 30 minutes
TOTAL: 40 minutes
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Servings8

Ingredients
 

  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil (divided)
  • 1 medium onion (thinly sliced)
  • 16 wonton wrappers (diagonally sliced)
  • 2 tablespoons rosemary (minced)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 ounces brie cheese
  • ¼ cup pepper jelly (mild or hot)

Instructions
 

  • Heat half of the olive oil (2 tablespoons) over medium high heat in a deep skillet and add onion slices. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste and saute until golden brown and caramelized, about 15 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with foil. Using a pastry brush, gently brush both sides of the wonton wrappers with olive oil and sprinkle with rosemary and salt and pepper to taste. Bake until golden brown and crispy, about 7-9 minutes.
  • Place brie in the center of a baking dish and top with caramelized onions and pepper jelly. Bake in 350 degree onion until warm and starting to melt, about 15-20 minutes. Serve with wonton crisps. 

Notes

Serving size is 1 ounce brie and 4 crisps.

Can I make this recipe ahead of time?

I would not recommend as the Brie will get hard

What wine pairing would you recommend with this?

I would suggest Sauvignon Blanc

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 215kcalCarbohydrates: 14.1gProtein: 7.6gFat: 13.9gSaturated Fat: 5.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 8.5gCholesterol: 32mgSodium: 306mgFiber: 0.7gSugar: 5g

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31 responses to “Baked Brie Appetizer with Caramelized Onions”

  1. Xavier Avatar
    Xavier

    I made this appetizer last night and was a huge hit with our friends. We hardly had a chance to enjoy this while we were busy serving our guests. I plan to make this again for dinner for just my Partner and myself. Thank you, Thank you. Wishing you a very Happy New Year! Cheers**** xox

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      So glad it was a hit, I hope you are able to enjoy it!

  2. Anu Avatar
    Anu

    Liz, Thank you for the great recipe. :)
    Can this recipe be made ahead of time?
    How long will the cheese stay gooey after you bring it out of the over?

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      No this is not ideal made ahead as it starts to harden as it cools (about 45 minutes. :)

  3. Eve Hunt Avatar
    Eve Hunt

    This looks delcious! And you know me I’m ALL about the fresh produce!!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      So so good!

  4. zack Avatar
    zack

    This sounds so good…Brie is the perfect cheese to contrast savory and sweet…

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Exactly! So good!

  5. kara Avatar
    kara

    Please suggest a wine pairing. Usually I have Chardonnay, but the sweet onions and pepper jelly change the flavor profile. I welcome suggestions.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      I would suggest Sauvignon Blanc!

  6. kara Avatar
    kara

    Can you suggest a wine pairing? I usually put Chardonnay with ,Brie. But the onions and pepper jelly adds strong flavors.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Sauvignon Blanc!

  7. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
    Liz DellaCroce

    I hope you love it!

  8. Jessica Avatar
    Jessica

    Did you leave the rind on the Brie?

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Yes I sure do!

  9. Heather Brown Avatar
    Heather Brown

    What a great recipe!

  10. Erin@WellPlated Avatar
    Erin@WellPlated

    You had me at Brie!

  11. Alyssa | EverydayMaven Avatar
    Alyssa | EverydayMaven

    That sounds like so much fun – sort of a mini “Chopped”. Love this recipe!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Yes exactly!! It really was so fun!

  12. Megan @ MegUnprocessed Avatar
    Megan @ MegUnprocessed

    This is creative! Great pictures too.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Thank you so much Meg!!

  13. Kim Beaulieu Avatar
    Kim Beaulieu

    I love this. I could honestly eat this for dinner. Forget meat or sides, just give me this. All my favourite things in one dish. Plus it’s just gorgeous.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      That is literally what I did – I couldn’t stop eating it!! Thank you!!

  14. Faith (An Edible Mosaic) Avatar
    Faith (An Edible Mosaic)

    This is seriously calling my name – I can never resist caramelized onion or brie! Plus it’s just so pretty! <3

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Aww thank you so much friend!

  15. Rebecca {foodie with family} Avatar
    Rebecca {foodie with family}

    Forget entertaining! I want this for DINNER!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      I couldn’t stop eating it!!

  16. Jennifer @ Show Me the Yummy Avatar
    Jennifer @ Show Me the Yummy

    Just when I thought baked brie couldn’t get any more delicious… you add pepper jelly. YUMMMM.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Honestly!! It was so good!

  17. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness Avatar
    Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness

    Baked Brie is one of my favorite things in the entire world! I’ve never tried it with caramelized onions though – need to do that!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      The onions made it!!

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