Inside-Out Spiced Brie

Photo: Lisa Romerein; Styling: Dani Fisher

This twist on the classic whole melted brie is great for cocktail parties—and 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.

Yield: Serves 10
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Recipe Time

Total: 15 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 180
  • Calories from fat: 44%
  • Protein: 7.5g
  • Fat: 8.8g
  • Saturated fat: 5g
  • Carbohydrate: 17g
  • Fiber: 0.5g
  • Sodium: 451mg
  • Cholesterol: 30mg


  • Ciabatta loaf or baguette
  • 12 ounces brie cheese
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon red chile flakes
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon cracked or coarsely ground black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 350° and put in bread to warm. Cut cheese in half horizontally. Put in a gratin dish cut sides up. Mix cumin, chile flakes, rosemary, and pepper in a bowl and sprinkle over cheese. Bake until cheese is melted, about 5 minutes, and serve with pieces of warm bread.
  2. Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.
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