There’s something therapeutic about an overtly cheesy dish that makes it pleasing to both the eyes and palate. So naturally our joy meter went up several notches when we came across the most recent TikTok recipe trend: Baked Brie. Scrolling through the ‘Tok, you’ve probably come across a variety of Baked Brie recipes on your “For You” page, but this Thyme and Garlic Baked Brie version is simply the best. Like its predecessor, Feta Pasta, this recipe also calls for baking a block of high-quality Brie cheese, which makes it ooey gooey and utterly stretchy.
Baled Brie is also perfect for the upcoming holiday season and meal planning. Whether you’re hosting Christmas or searching for the ultimate New Year’s Eve app, melted Brie is the ideal cheesy vehicle for chips, crackers, bread, veggies and more.
What is Brie and why is it perfect for baking?
Brie is a soft and creamy cheese that originated in France. It’s traditionally made with cow’s milk and ripened to mimic a texture and flavor almost similar to Camembert. You can also eat the rind, and when baked, it doesn’t becomes super runny, but retains some form and still gets stretchy and melty. It’s the perfect texture to dunk pieces of bread in to enjoy a warm bite of cheese.
Can I use something other than thyme?
Yes, by all means. Rosemary also works great.
What to serve Baked Brie with?
While melty baked brie cheese is perfect with a slice of toasted bread, you can really get creative with the presentation. Experiment with different kinds of bread, vegetables, fruits, crackers and more. In fact, you could also use this to top of some pasta or flatbreads for an additional melty punch.
What are some other ways of making Baked Brie?
Baking brie cheese for 10 minutes can get you the perfect gooey texture. But you can make so many variations of this recipe by experimenting with different ingredients. Instead of baking brie in a baking pan, you could take a a large rustic bread and chop off the interiors. Add the brie inside the bread, and top off with your favorite sauce. For Thanksgiving, you could add cranberry sauce, cover with the top of the bread and bake for 10 minutes. Another way is to wrap bite-sized pieces of the brie with bacon or prosciutto and bake until the cheese is warm and soft on the inside.
Best TikTok Garlic Baked Brie Recipe
3 Ways to Make Baked Brie
Thyme and Garlic Baked Brie
Preheat your oven to 350°F.
Take a knife and cut slits into a wheel of brie until you have a crisscross pattern.
Next, stuff thin slices of peeled garlic cloves into the slits.
You can also add some butter, which will soften the rinds as well
Repeat the previous step with some chopped thyme.
Bake for 10 minutes and enjoy warm with bread or crackers.