Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Lisa Powell Bailey
Prep Time
10 Mins
Bake Time
9 Mins
Makes 6 to 8 servings

If you are serving bread with this warm cheese, place slices on the same baking sheet with the Brie. They will toast while the cheese cooks.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 400°. Trim and discard rind from top of Brie. Place Brie on a lightly greased baking sheet. Bake 7 to 9 minutes or until cheese is just melted.

Step 2

Meanwhile, microwave ginger preserves and next 6 ingredients in a small microwave-safe glass bowl at HIGH 30 seconds; stir until blended and smooth. Microwave at HIGH 1 minute. Let stand while cheese bakes.

Step 3

Transfer Brie to a serving dish; drizzle warm glaze immediately over Brie. Serve with assorted crackers and fresh fruit.

Step 4

*1/4 cup fig preserves maybe substituted.

Step 5

Note: For testing purposes only, we used Dundee Ginger Preserve.

Step 6

Party Tip: Place the Brie directly on an oven-safe serving plate, and bake as directed. The hot plate will keep the cheese warm and gooey longer.

Ratings & Reviews

floridafanny's Review

December 30, 2012
I've fixed this for two holiday parties this week and it was a huge hit. Unfortunately I could not find ginger preserves in my area so bought low sugar orange marmalade and added 1/2 tsp ground ginger to the mix. I really do not like altering someone's popular recipe, I feel I miss out! But until I find ginger preserves, the alteration was certainly acceptable to our foodie crowd. The 2nd time I made it I used the microwave to soften the brie and it worked great, about 1 minute at 70% and that was with 1000 watt micro. Just keep and eye on it.

jenmax's Review

January 01, 2011
This turned out to be a highlight of my Thanksgiving Day appetizers, and we are having it again on New Years. Surprisingly delicious for a simple recipe. I made the topping before my guests came, so all I had to do was top my cheese and warm it when my guests arrived. Very nice with a different twist on a whole brie.

ChristinaP's Review

November 28, 2008
I made this as an appetizer for Thanksgiving - it was really excellent. The ginger added a little spice to contrast with the creamy brie. I probably needed to heat the brie more, but we all loved this. It's great on apples. It was very easy to make. I found the ginger preserves at Bloom.