The holiday season is upon us and, as any cheese lover knows, that means Brie, Brie and more Brie! From sit-down dinners to cocktail parties with apps, Brie is one of the most popular fromages around thanks to its neutral, creamy texture that pairs well with a variety of flavours. For a little inspiration, we’ve rounded up some of our cheesiest recipes, from show-stopping appetizers and mains, to unique brunch ideas and vegetarian offerings. Pass the cheese, please!
Baked Brie Pasta
Swap out the traditional Parm in favour of silky-smooth Brie with this show-stopper pasta dish. Toss each portion individually to ensure every single spaghetti noodle is perfectly coated in a creamy layer of cheese.
Cranberry Brie Bites
Dress your Brie up for the holidays with these perfect parcels of puff pastry. Tangy cranberry and crunchy walnut make for a formidable pairing, and the end result is a show-stopping appetizer you’ll be grateful you introduced into your repertoire. You can also mix things up with these last-minute party appetizers.
Spinach Artichoke Baked Brie
Holiday appetizers have met their match with this scrumptious baked brie starter that will wow your guests. With crispy puff pastry encasing a layer of creamy spinach, artichoke and Brie, it’s the perfect mashup to spread over your favourite crackers.
Giant Baked Brie with Apricots and Walnuts
This simple and elegant baked Brie for a crowd requires only a quick apricot and walnut compote alongside the warm cheese.
Baked Brie Bites
Flaky puff pastry meets creamy Brie with this cozy, comforting throwback appetizer – with a fun hack! An ice cube tray is the secret to stuffing these adorable gems with candied pecans and grapes. Want to stick to a cheesy theme? Try this gorgeous fondue board at your next gathering.
Cranberry Pecan Baked Brie
This impressive appetizer looks more challenging to make than it actually is – but we promise it will knock the socks off your guests. Packed to the brim with Brie, cranberry and pecans, we have a feeling it’ll become a staple in your household.
Baked Brie a la Ree
The Pioneer Woman has beautifully crafted a savoury baked Brie party app featuring pine nuts, onion and fresh herbs. Serve with a side of carrot sticks for a super low-carb starter.
Cranberry Brie Empanadas
Move over puffs, because there’s a new pastry in town and it’s melting our cheese-loving hearts. Empanada dough holds big seasonal flavours when stuffed with Brie and cranberry, giving us a unique alternative to traditional holiday fare.