Balsamic Berry Baked Brie

60 minutes

serves 4

Does that sound like a mouthful or what?! Well, it is. One bite is a tart, slightly sweet, creamy and cheesy mouthful that just immediately takes you to a happy place.

I’m always a fan of sweet ingredients on a cheeseboard (figs, marmalade, jams, grapes… the whole lot), but I use them sparingly because I believe that a nice cheese should always be the star of the show. When used accordingly, a sweet pairing can bring out the best in any cheese, just like pairing cheeses with different types of wine can. This berry baked brie is a prime example of how this is done. Think of it like this: in this dish, brie is the center of attention, and the balsamic and berries are her wing women, who are bringing out a new fun side of her that everyone loves. Brie is great on her own, but sometimes we want to see that wild side of her. This is that wild side and it’s oh so delicious.

I paired a classic 8 oz. wheel of brie with blackberries, blueberries and raspberries. The blackberries and raspberries add a beautiful bright tartness, and the blueberries add that pop of sweetness. I then topped it off with some balsamic vinegar and a sprinkle of salt to provide a depth of flavor, while further complimenting and enhancing the sweet and tart vibes from the berries. Pair that subtle sweetness and tartness with a creamy, rich, buttery brie and you now have a starter that keeps the taste buds on their toes with simplicity and complexity at the same time. Each bite has a different level of berry and brie, and both ingredients compliment each other beautifully. I purposely made this brie on the tart side, but if you prefer more sweetness with your baked brie, then go ahead and add a honey drizzle!

Another reason I love the brie pairing with the berries is because it’s summer, and of course 4th of July is right around the corner. Typically, baked brie is so rich and intense that it gives us much more fall-y or wintery vibes. With the berries, it’s not only *gorgeous* (and festive for the 4th) but it also has more of a summery taste to it that is absolutely irresistible. Pair the brie with crackers or bread of any kind. I used toasted multigrain. Also, it’s wonderful that cheese is gluten-free. So all my g-free people, please enjoy with a gluten-free bread or cracker of your choice!!

5 from 15 Reviews


Adjust Servings
8 oz.wheel brie
2tbsp frozen blueberries
2tbsp frozen raspberries
2tbsp frozen blackberries
1tbsp balsamic vinegar
Crackers or crostini of your choice