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With just three ingredients and a few minutes you can have a beautiful and festive holiday appetizer to share with friends and family. This Honey Almond Baked Brie recipe is salty, sweet, creamy, and crunchy — making it the perfect party food for any gathering!

Drizzling honey over a round of baked brie topped with almonds

The holiday season is in full swing, and we all know that any good party requires delicious food!

At a time of year when we’re already incredibly busy, the last thing that we need to do is add stress to our schedule by fussing over complicated dishes. Instead, serve a crowd-pleasing and SIMPLE appetizer at your next party!

This warm, soft, and creamy baked brie with honey will leave a lasting impression on your guests — and nobody needs to know that it only requires 3 ingredients!

Overhead view of appetizer tray with grapes, baguette, herbs and baked brie

How do I make Baked Brie?

You need just 3 ingredients for this easy baked brie recipe:

  • Roasted Salted Almonds
  • Honey
  • 8 ounce round of Brie cheese
  • and optional herbs for added seasoning, if desired!

I like to use either these lightly salted almonds:

Can of lightly salted Blue Diamond almonds

or these Honey Roasted almonds. They work equally well in this recipe, so just go with whichever flavor you prefer!

Can of Blue Diamond Honey Roasted almonds

First, place the brie on a baking sheet and bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes at 350 degrees F. Keep an eye on it, because you want it soft, but you don’t want to forget about it and wind up with a melted pile of goo in your oven!

While the cheese cools for a few minutes, you can prepare the warm topping. Simply heat the honey and herbs in a small saucepan over low heat until warm. Stir in the chopped almonds, and then spoon the honey mixture over the warm baked brie. Garnish with additional herbs, if desired!

Baked brie recipe with honey and almonds with grapes in the background

What goes with Baked Brie?

This baked brie recipe without pastry is perfect on top of a sliced baguette, but you can also serve it with crackers. If you’re like my grandmother, you ALWAYS have brie during the holidays, along with a glass of wine and some Table Water crackers!

Garnish the cheeseboard with Candied Pecans, some fresh fruit such as grapes or figs, and don’t forget the 3-Ingredient Cranberry Orange Sauce on the side. A dollop of cranberry sauce along with a slice of the warm Brie is basically heaven in your mouth!

Close up image of baked brie with honey and almonds on a slice of baguette

Oh, and you might just want to have some extra honey on hand for drizzling…it’s always a good idea, in my opinion! This is truly the best baked brie recipe!!

COOK’S TIPS AND RECIPE VARIATIONS – BAKED BRIE RECIPE:

  • Keep an eye on your brie as it’s baking. You want it to be soft, but you don’t want an oozing mess!
  • I light the salted roasted almonds, but you can substitute with other chopped nuts if you prefer. Pecans or walnuts would also be delicious!
  • Use a high-quality, flavorful honey. Since this recipe only requires 3 ingredients, you want those ingredients to be flavorful and the best.
  • This appetizer is best served while it’s still warm, so prepare it just before you’re ready to enjoy! But don’t worry — the brie will still be tasty at room temperature, so there’s no harm in leaving it out during your party.

Close up image of drizzling honey over baked brie on a holiday appetizer tray

Other holiday appetizers that you might enjoy:

Honey Almond Baked Brie

5 from 3 votes
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 237 kcal
With just three ingredients, this Honey Almond Baked Brie recipe is salty, sweet, creamy, and crunchy -- making it the perfect party food for any gathering!

Ingredients
  

  • 1 (8 ounce) round Brie cheese
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ½ cup chopped roasted, salted almonds
  • Optional: a couple of sprigs of fresh rosemary and/or fresh thyme to infuse the honey
  • For serving: sliced baguette or crackers

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Place Brie on a small baking sheet. Bake about 10-12 minutes or until softened. Remove and let cool for about 5 minutes.
  • While the cheese cools, place honey and a couple of sprigs of herbs (if desired) in a small saucepan over low heat until warm; stir in chopped almonds.
  • Spoon honey mixture over the Brie; garnish with additional herbs, if desired. Serve immediately.

Notes

COOK'S TIPS AND RECIPE VARIATIONS:
  • Keep an eye on your brie as it's baking. You want it to be soft, but you don't want an oozing mess!
  • I light the salted roasted almonds, but you can substitute with other chopped nuts if you prefer. Pecans or walnuts would also be delicious!
  • Use a high-quality, flavorful honey. Since this recipe only requires 3 ingredients, you want those ingredients to be flavorful and the best.
  • This appetizer is best served while it's still warm, so prepare it just before you're ready to enjoy! But don't worry -- the brie will still be tasty at room temperature, so there's no harm in leaving it out during your party.

Nutrition

Serving: 1/6 of the recipeCalories: 237kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 10gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 37mgSodium: 238mgPotassium: 148mgFiber: 1gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 225IUCalcium: 101mgIron: 0.7mg
Keyword: Baked Brie, Baked Brie with Honey, Baked Brie without pastry
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Author: Blair Lonergan

This post was originally published in December, 2015. It was updated in November, 2018.

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  1. Mmm I can almost taste this baked brie, Blair! This is one of my weaknesses. I feel like I could devour this whole wheel! I love the honey and almond combination. What a perfect appetizer for the holidays!

    1. Hi, Christina! This is one of those appetizers that you want to serve shortly after it comes out of the oven. Once it’s out on the table, there’s not really any good way to keep it warm. I would just let it sit at room temp — it still tastes delicious, and Brie is naturally a soft cheese, so it will still be spreadable and soft once it cools. There’s not really any right or wrong way to cut the Brie wheel. You can slice a wedge out like a piece of pie, but usually I just leave a cheese knife out next to the Brie and let guests slice off small amounts as they go. Hope that helps!