Brie makes for an amazing addition to any appetizer table and also works wonderfully on all kinds of entrees, from sandwiches to pizza. Take a look at some of our favorite ways to use this mild and creamy cheese.
Blackberry-Brie PizzettasAt happy hour, pair these appetizer-size pizzas with a chilly glass of rosé. For an entrée, simply roll dough into larger rounds.
Radish and Arugula Crostini with BrieTo top these crostinis, the cheese will spread easily and taste better at room temperature.
Pear, Brie, and Balsamic BruschettaThis bruschetta is both sweet, with pear slices and honey, and savory because of the Brie cheese and balsamic drizzle.
Fig-Glazed Chicken Panini with BrieFor sandwiches with great crunch, look for a rustic whole-grain bread boule. If you have trouble cutting 1-ounce slices across the width of the boule, cut it in half first.
Warmed Cranberry BrieMake an easy and elegant holiday appetizer by topping a round of baked Brie with sweetened cranberry sauce and toasted pecans. Serve with assorted crackers, gingersnaps, apple slices or pear slices.
Grilled Tomato and Brie SandwichesThese grilled tomato and brie sandwiches make the most of juicy, flavorful summer tomatoes. Serve with grapes or carrot sticks.
Apple and Brie ToastsA buttery mixture of brown sugar and chopped walnuts tops sweet apple slices and savory cheese for an elegant appetizer that will appeal to everyone. We used a combination of Granny Smith and Braeburn apples, but you can use your favorite. Fresh pears are a good option, too.
Peach and Brie QuesadillasThis intriguing Mexican dish is savory-sweet. Ripe—but firm—peaches work best; if they're too soft, they'll make the tortillas soggy.
Orange-Basil Baked BrieServe on a pretty cutting board with a cheese knife, and let guests cut their own portions.
Filo-wrapped BrieThis easy baked brie recipe calls for wrapping a round of firm-ripe brie cheese in filo with chopped tomatoes, basil, and toasted pine nuts. It's a savory, fragrant appetizer sure to be a hit at your next party.
Toasted Turkey, Brie, and Apple SandwichesTime: 25 minutes. Apple butter used as a spread makes these grilled turkey sandwiches special, and apple slices add a little crispness.
Brie with Jeweled Fruit CompoteThis lovely appetizer is about as quick and easy as it gets--as tasty, too. You don't even need to let the cheese come to room temperature first; the warm fruit that goes on top will soften it up. Serve with crostini or crackers.
Open-Face Egg and Brie SandwichesThis egg-cellent dish from All You Reader Abby Quish is perfect any time of day and can be made in minutes!
Baked Brie with HoneyA drizzle of honey adds a bit of sweetness to savory Brie. Pair this Baked Brie with Honey appetizer with grapes, dried figs, or apple slices.
Brie, Rhubarb, and Green Peppercorn CrostiniThis is an unusual combination, but the bright, spicy bite of peppercorns and rhubarb cuts the cheese's creaminess. Trim off any rhubarb leaves, which are toxic, but leave the cheese rind on.
Brie, Apple, and Arugula QuesadillasFuji apples offer a crisp counterpoint to the rich, creamy cheese. Substitute Honeycrisp or Ambrosia apples, if you prefer.
Cherry and Brie Burgers with Rosemary and Grilled OnionThese are only quarter-pounders, but they look heftier because the meat is mixed with ground dried cherries (a powerful antioxidant) and a little bulgur. The seasonings and cheese take the cherries in a savory direction, keeping the burgers from being too sweet.
Strawberry-Turkey-Brie PaniniThe tart and sweet flavor of the strawberries gives way to the creaminess of the brie cheese in this scrumptious panini recipe.
Harvest-Baked BrieThis Harvest-Baked Brie is a wheel of Brie topped with fig jam, cranberries, rosemary and toasted pecans, and is folded up in a puff pastry.
Inside-Out Spiced BrieThis twist on the classic whole melted brie is great for cocktail partiesand it's incredibly easy. We love how the spices toast while the cheese warms up. If you're not a fan of hot and spicy, just omit the chile flakes.
Tomato Orecchiette with Brie and BasilThe brie cheese acts as a creamy sauce when melted by the warm pasta. For the most flavorful results, use tomatoes and basil at the height of their season.
Brie with Strawberries and HoneyThe sweetness of the strawberries and honey plays well with the creaminess of the cheese.
Salmon and Brie Breakfast StrataThis seafood breakfast dish is a more exotic and flavorful way to start the day than an average morning meal.
Cherry-Pecan BrieCherry-Pecan Brie is a five-ingredient appetizer you can have ready in about 10 minutes.
Warm Cranberry-Walnut BrieDip into the luscious melted cheese with trans fat–free 100 percent whole-grain or wheat crackers.
Red Pepper Jelly-Brie BitesUse frozen mini phyllo pastry shells as the base for this colorful holiday appetizer. Keep these shells on hand so that you can always throw together a last-minute appetizer.