Who doesn’t like Baked Brie? And this smoked baked brie recipe just adds another layer of flavor to this already fabulous dish! When you are searching for appetizers for a party or some game day snacks, this is definitely a dish that you need to make. It’s also perfect for a festive holiday table; just add some cranberry sauce instead of strawberry jam, and voila, happy holidays on a platter!
If you are looking for some other easy cheesy appetizer ideas, why not check out these Smoked Fried Halloumi Cheese. Or if you are in the mood for a fantastically cheesy sandwich, how about this easy Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese!!
What do I need for Smoked Baked Brie?
You only need a handful of ingredients to create this amazing melted brie dish. Obviously, you will need a wheel of brie. Pretty much everything else is likely in your pantry.
- Whole wheel of brie cheese
- Strawberry jam (or your favorite jam, sauce or compote)
- Maple syrup (or honey)
- Chopped walnuts (or pecans)
- Favorite crackers, bagel chips or baguette
- Cedar plank (optional)
You do have a lot of options to make this easy recipe your own. Don’t be afraid to use your favorite toppings or seasonal flavors, be creative.
How do you cook smoked baked brie?
If you are using cedar planks, you will need to soak them for an hour before smoking in cold water. Alternatively, you can use a small cast-iron skillet; that will work just as well.
Preheat your smoker or BBQ to 250 degrees F. Once it is preheated, add your favorite wood chips and place the cedar plank with the wheel of brie on it onto the grill and close the lid. You will want to bake the brie for 20 – 25 minutes.
While your brie is on the grill, prepare your toppings. In a small bowl, mix the jam and maple syrup together and coarsely chop the walnuts.
At the 25-minute mark, check on your cheese, give it a gentle poke; it should be nice and soft. Scoop a few spoonfuls of the jam mixture onto the top of the cheese wheel. Then add some of the chopped walnuts.
Close the lid again and allow to continue to cook/smoke for about 5 more minutes or until the jam is warmed through. Remove the cheese from the grill. It’s a good idea to not remove the cheese from the cedar plank or pan immediately as it will easily split and ooze out everywhere.
After a few minutes, you should be able to transfer the cheese to a serving platter if you wish. You will want to serve it hot with your favorite crackers or slices of baguette.
Do you take the rind off brie before baking?
No, whatever you do, don’t remove the rind from your wheel of brie before baking or smoking! Firstly, the rind is totally edible. Secondly, it’s the rind that holds all that delicious melty soft brie from running all over the place when you bake or smoke it.
Is Brie supposed to be Baked?
Brie is a super versatile cheese that you can serve cold, right out of the refrigerator, at room temperature, or warm, right out of the oven or BBQ.
If you are looking to change this recipe up a bit, you can try using a wheel of camembert instead of brie. My only caution is that camembert has a distinct flavor and isn’t as mild as brie. It also is a little bit firmer, so you need to leave it on the grill a little longer; this can result in the rind splitting. But if you are adventurous, give it a try!
We have also made a grilled brie, and it is one of our favorite recipes. Yes, you can grill cheese!!
What goes well with baked brie?
Because brie is a very mild cheese, it really pairs well with just about any number of flavors. From fig jam to apricot jam to pecans or an almond topping. They all will taste fantastic with your smoked baked brie.
This recipe is a real crowd-pleaser. This easy-baked brie is an appetizer that you can have on the table ready to serve in 30 minutes! And smoked baked brie with jam goes together “like peas and carrots,” to quote Forrest Gump. LOL.
I hope you try smoked baked brie a number of different ways. It is one of the best appetizer dishes that you can make. Best of all, it looks and tastes like you spent hours preparing it; it is sure to impress any crowd!
Look at that scrumptious melted brie! Trust me; you need to make this for your next event or party!
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- 1 wheel (8 oz) Brie (you can also use a wheel of camembert)
- 1/3 cup of strawberry jam
- 1 tbsp maple syrup (you can also use honey)
- 2 tbsp chopped walnuts
- 2 cedar planks - (Optional, see notes)
- Favorite crackers, bagel chips, and/or French bread for serving
- An hour before the cook, soak the cedar planks in cold water. (if using) *NOTE* I put mine in a cookie sheet, fill it up with water and place a glass on top, so they remain submerged.
- Prepare your BBQ for smoking. Bring the temperature to 250 degrees F. Once it has reached 250 degrees F, you are ready.
- Take the cedar planks out of the water and pat them dry with a paper towel.
- Place them on a tray, or use a cooling rack. (It makes it easier to transport to
- Unwrap the brie and carefully place it in the middle of the plank.
- Once your BBQ is at temperature, place the plank with the cheese on top of the
- Close the lid and smoke for 20-25 minutes. You will see it will form drops of water on top, and it is ok.
- During this time, in a small bowl, mix your jam and the maple syrup together and chop the walnuts.
- At 25 minutes mark, open the lid and gently push on the cheese. If it is nice,
soft, and mushy, scoop the jam mixture on top and sprinkle the walnuts.
- Close the lid and keep cooking/smoking for an additional 5 minutes until the jam is heated.
- Remove the cheese from the grill. You can leave it on the cedar planks or in the cast-iron skillet, but you could also carefully transfer it to your favorite presentation board.
- Serve immediately with your favorite crackers!
Cedar planks: you could use 1, but it made it easier using 2 as the jam will leak a bit off the cheese.
You can also use a small cast-iron skillet.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 128Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 86mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 1gSugar: 11gProtein: 2g
Recipe calculation was provided by Nutritionix and is estimation only. If you need nutritional calculations for medical reasons, please use a source that you trust.