Photo: Lisa Romerein; Styling: Dani Fisher Photo by: Photo: Lisa Romerein; Styling: Dani Fisher

Inside-Out Spiced Brie

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.

Sunset DECEMBER 2011

  • Yield: Serves 10
  • Total: 15 Minutes


  • 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


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.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

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

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Inside-Out Spiced Brie Recipe