There are certain dishes that just have to be on the holiday menu. In my family, it's all about that ooey gooey decadent baked brie. This Baked Brie with Roasted Grapes is sure to become a holiday favorite among your friends and family.
Let's be honest, is there anything more satisfying as a good cheese pull? There's something about cutting into luxuriously molten cheese and watching the stream of creaminess trail towards your awaiting baguette or cracker. This dish gives you all of that satisfaction and then some while also being incredibly easy.
All the Cheese, Please!
When it comes to entertaining, I don't want to spend my entire time in the kitchen. I love spoiling my friends and family with amazing food while also spending quality time with them and making memories. This Baked Brie with Roasted Grapes allows me to do both.
Brie is just one of those magic ingredients. Straight from the refrigerator it instantly elevates your charcuterie board and livens up a sandwich. But allowed to warm and soften into a creamy molten delicacy it becomes something entirely new.
We're dressing this sumptuous baked brie in festive holiday color and flavor with the addition of roasted grapes and the crunch of toasted walnuts. These are not just any roasted grapes however; these grapes are roasted with the addition of red wine. As the grapes roast their flavor deepens and intensifies as the wine reduces and thickens.
How you serve this elegant dish is completely up to you. It's equally as delicious with an array of your favorite crackers and crudites as it is with slices of baguette. The only question is, who gets the honor of cutting into it and experiencing the volcano of melted cheese first?
Baked Brie with Roasted Grapes, Easy as 1-2-3
Open a bottle of red wine and let's break down this lavish dish. The most difficult part is waiting a couple minutes to cut into it.
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Combine your grapes, honey, red wine, and black pepper on a baking dish and roast for 30 minutes. This portion of the recipe can be prepared ahead of time.
- For the baked brie, you want a whole brie wheel for this recipe. Pick your favorite variety. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Bake for 10-15 minutes.
- While baking your brie you can toast your walnuts. Because of the high oil content in nuts they can burn quickly so they only take a few minutes.
- Allow the brie to cool for a couple of minutes before serving.
- Top with the roasted grapes and the toasted walnuts. Serve with your favorite dippers!
For more holiday appetizer ideas, make sure to check out my recipe for my Cranberry-Pistachio Crusted Cheese Log.
Baked Brie with Roasted Grapes
- baking sheet
- parchment paper
- 1 lbs seedless red grapes
- 2 tbsp honey
- 1 cup red wine
- black pepper to taste
- 1 brie wheel
- handful of walnuts
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Combine all of the ingredients on a baking pan. Roast for 30 minutes. This step can be done ahead of time.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the brie wheel on the baking sheet.
- Bake for 10-15 minutes. Allow to sit for a few minutes before serving.
- At the same time spread the walnuts on a baking sheet and toast in the oven for several minutes or until they become fragrant.
- To serve top brie with the roasted grapes and toasted walnuts. Serve with your favorite crackers or sliced baguette.