Simple Baked Brie With Honey and Pistachios Recipe

The only thing better than brie? Melty baked brie.

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

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.

Recipe Facts

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Active: 5 mins
Total: 35 mins
Serves: 6 to 8 servings

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Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

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

Special equipment

Rimmed baking sheet, parchment paper

Notes

If possible, use a triple-cream Brie, which has a higher fat content that melts better.

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