Full disclosure: I didn’t make up this recipe, but I did enjoy the shit out of it. For the OG magical discoverer of this dish make sure to check out How Sweet Eats!
Now back to me.
Friendsgiving happens but once a year. A time where friends come together to commemorate wildly white washed American history, not being able to go home for Thanksgiving, and incredibly delicious food and drinks.
This was my second annual Friendsgiving on the West Coast and my second time as designated “Cheese/Crackers/Meats” master (an underrated role, if I do say so myself).
In the hopes of upping my own game from the year previous, I decided to search out a recipe to add to the cheese board collection I would be bringing. Now, I will say, one of the reasons I love a good cheese board is because it is not a recipe based task. I may or may not be the kind of person who once ended up with the fire department in my apartment after an unsuccessful attempt at… boiling water. This also may give you more insight as to why this isn’t a recipe based blog.
But back to the point…
A recipe, but a simple one. Autumnal and delicious and, obviously, cheesy. The search was on.
That is when I stumbled upon a recipe that sounded amazing, gooey, and, most importantly, easy. Below I give you my attempt at The World’s Easiest (and arguably most delicious) Baked Brie recipe!
The World’s Easiest (and arguably most delicious) Baked Brie Recipe
- 1 16-oz. Brie Cheese Wheel
- 1/2 cup of Apple Butter (In the Peanut Butter aisle of most grocery stores!)
- 1 thinly sliced apple
- A splash (or more) of Maple Syrup
- A sprinkle of cinnamon
- Pie Plate
Preheat the oven to 325°F
I cooked it on a pie plate so you don’t have to transfer the piping hot cheese to anything else!
Place the Brie wheel on the plate and begin smothering the top with the apple butter. Drizzle with maple syrup and then set the thinly sliced apple pieces on top. Dust (or drown) the top in cinnamon and finish off with another drizzle of maple syrup.
Bake for 20 minutes (or until sufficiently gooey).
Serve with crostini, bread, or anything else you can get your hands on!
THAT IS IT. That is literally it. About 6 minutes to prep and 20 minutes to bake and you’ve got yourself a damned good appetizer (that also looks way fancier than it is).
Impress your friends, impress your family, leave everyone feeling thankful for cheese for yet another year. And please don’t ask me for any more recipes for fear that I may have to attempt boiling water again…