You can make this baked brie with fig when you want to serve fancy-looking appetizers at a holiday party - or BRING a fancy appetizer to a holiday party - without actually doing very much work at all. It's gooey, cheesy, and has that delicious sweetness from the fig. Just scoop it onto a cracker (or directly into your mouth, I don't judge) and enjoy!
Recipe: $4.50 | Per Serving: $1.13 | Yield: 4-6 Servings
The Joy of Baked Brie with Fig
You're in luck because this baked brie with fig is the easiest 2-ingredient appetizer of all time! I say two ingredients because I'm not counting water or salt. If you don't already have those two things available, then you've got bigger issues than what to bring to a holiday party.
I don't know about you, but when I'm pigging out at the appetizer table I mostly just want to eat cheese in various forms, thanks. Sure, I'll take the bread and fruit if it's there, but I'm always looking for things that are cheesy, and just like my other favorite appetizer, this one is sufficiently cheesy!
The first time I made this, I ate half of it immediately. And since it's best warm, I recommend you do the same. However, this app can feed somewhere between 4-6 people, so feel free to share. You can also split it among two if you're calling this your dinner. Just look at the ooey-gooey cheesiness of it!
I'm all about easy appetizers, and there's nothing wrong with providing store-bought snacks, but sometimes I really want to take that extra step to make something that I feel pretty good about eating. Dried figs? Brie cheese? Crackers? Fantastic. And if you've got any leftovers, you can squash them between two crackers and pack them in your lunch!
Ingredients and Instructions to Make Fig Baked Brie
For such a luxurious appetizer, it sure is simple to make! The only ingredients you need are chopped dried figs, a wheel of brie, and salt and water.
To make your appetizer, all you have to do is place the chopped figs and water in a saucepan and bring them to a simmer over low-medium heat. Simmer for 10 minutes until the water has been absorbed or evaporated, add salt, and remove the mixture from the heat.
Blend up your figs into a paste (be careful - especially in a blender!) and place your wheel of brie on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
Cover the brie with the fig paste, sort of like you're icing a cake, and then bake at 400ºF for 12 minutes. Serve with crackers, apples, warm bread, or all of the above! Enjoy!
You definitely don't want to cut the rind off your brie before baking because the rind will keep the cheese in a contained shape. You can also eat the rind, so don't waste it!
So many things go well with baked brie! You can enjoy your cheesy goodness with crackers, bread, a variety of fruits and vegetables, or nuts.
Figs are a fruit, so they have a lot of health benefits when eaten in moderation. They contain both calcium and potassium which can help with bone health too!
A fig has a sweet honey-like taste! It's a great way to add natural sweetness to a dish so you don't have to add loads of sugar.
Additional Recipes To Try
- Chicken with Dried Figs and Mashed Potatoes
- Carmelized Fig and Onion Kale Saute
- Dried Fig Brie Bites
- Red, White, and Blue Corn Tostada Appetizers
- Canned Mackerel, Hummus, and Veggie Crudite Plate
I hope you enjoy this yummy appetizer recipe - and if you make it, please be sure to leave a ⭐️ review and comment below! And for videos of different recipes from my blog, please check out my Instagram and YouTube channel!
Dietary Modifications and Substitutions:
- Paleo: this recipe is not Paleo, but is gluten-free if served with gluten-free crackers.
- Vegetarian: this recipe is vegetarian
- Low FODMAP: this recipe is not low-FODMAP, but is likely tolerated in small servings.
This recipe was originally posted in December of 2015, and has recently been updated for clarity. Thank you for being here!
2-Ingredient Fig Baked Brie
- 1 wheel brie about 4-6 ounces
- ½ cup chopped dried figs
- 1 - 1 ½ cups water
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- Chop up the figs and place them in a small saucepan. Add ½ cup water and bring to a simmer. Simmer over low-medium heat, adding more water as needed, for 10 minutes, or until figs are soft and remaining water has been absorbed or evaporated. Add salt and remove from heat.
- Using a blender, food processor, or immersion stick, blend figs into a paste.
- Place cheese on parchment-lined baking sheet. Cover with fig paste, kind of like icing a cake.
- Bake on 400ºF for 12 minutes.
- Serve on with crackers, apples, or with warm bread.