Simple Baked Brie With Honey and Pistachios Recipe

Simple Baked Brie With Honey and Pistachios Recipe

[Photograph: Emily and Matt Clifton. Video: Serious Eats Video]

Offering maximum impact with minimal effort, a baked Brie turns a mild-mannered cheese into the superhero of a gathering: a warm, gooey communal comfort food. This version keeps things easy and delicious—it's baked simply, then topped with pistachios and honey.

Why It Works

  • Scoring the top ensures that the inside of the cheese cooks properly and hot air escapes in a controlled manner.
  • A drizzle of honey adds sweetness.
  • Yield:Serves 6 to 8
  • Active time: 5 minutes
  • Total time:35 minutes


  • 1 (6- to 8-ounce; 170 to 225g) round Brie or Camembert cheese, slightly chilled (see note)
  • 1/4 cup lightly salted pistachios (2 ounces; 60g), shelled and roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons (30ml) honey


  1. 1.

    Preheat oven to 350°F (177°C). Using a sharp knife, score top rind of cheese in a crisscross pattern, spacing cuts about 1 inch apart.

  2. 2.

    If cheese came in a wooden container, place it back in container (without any other packaging), then set on a parchment-lined rimmed baking sheet. If it came in cardboard or other wrapping, place cheese directly on parchment-lined baking sheet, without any packaging. Bake until top is soft and runny, about 25 minutes.

  3. 3.

    Top with chopped pistachios and drizzle with honey. Let rest 5 minutes, then serve.