- 3 tablespoons fig jam, or honey, divided
- 1/4 cup to 1/3 cup dried mission figs, sliced
- 1/4 cup to 1/3 cup shelled pistachios, roughly chopped
- 1/4 cup to 1/3 cup walnut hearts, roughly chopped
- 13-ounce round French brie
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Step 2: Place the fig jam in a microwave-safe dish. Microwave for 30 seconds to soften.
Step 3: In a small bowl, combine the sliced dried figs with the nuts. Add half the fig jam and mix well to coat the nut mixture.
Step 4: Place the round of brie in a small cast iron skillet or oven-safe dish. Using a small knife, coat the brie with the remainder of the jam or honey.
Step 5: Top the brie with the fig and nut mixture.
Step 6: Place the dish or skillet on top of a baking sheet (this will make it easier to handle and will also catch any melted cheese). Bake on the middle rack of your heated oven for 10 to 15 minutes or until the brie softens.
Step 7: Remove from the oven and let the brie sit for 5 minutes or so. Serve warm with your favorite crackers.
Pro-Tip: It’s best to keep the brie rind (skin) on for this recipe; brie rind is perfectly edible and it holds everything together well. You do not need an expensive brie wheel, this recipe works just as well with affordable & accessible varieties.
Change Up the Toppings to Your Desire: If fig jam is not available to you, you can use honey, apricot jam, or orange marmalade. You can also change up the topping by using pecans, almonds, or other nuts you like. Same with the dried figs, other dry fruit like apricots, cranberries, or raisins will work.
Enjoy this delicious brie bake from The Mediterranean Dish!