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Easy & Delicious skillet brie

Ahh autumn evenings out under the stars...

Twinkling lights, a warm cozy fire to warm up by - and a cup of hot cider to sip on while relaxing.
And what about those nibbles..
A board full of bites of cheese, crackers and crusty breads to spread fig jam on- or maybe a bit of skillet brie.

Skillet brie is one of those simple and
 easy to make appetizers that could easily turn into a meal with a loaf of crusty bread and toppings.

I can remember going backpacking with friends when I was probably about 17 or 18 years old. One of them was older and more of a backpacker so to speak- and he had pots and pans and utensils and bits for cooking... where I just had a couple of granola bars and bottle of water.  But one of the nights after setting up and settling in by a cozy campfire- we made dinner. Pot lasagne. I was like how is that going to work?
But you know what- we boiled the noodles, then added the cheese and a bit of sauce and cooked it longer- and it was incredible. Like a second serving incredible. Of course, it might also be because all I had up until that point was ... granola bars. and so I was starving. haha. But it was that trip that I learned that you could make a lot of good food in one little pot over a roaring fire. 
And when I saw a recipe for making brie in a skillet- I was all over it.
We made this version of skillet brie from Delish over the summer for our family reunion- and it was the first thing that was gone off the table. It is a huge hit- and SO easy to make.

Here is what you need:

1 wheel of brie cheese
1 skillet or pot- cast iron, copper, aluminum- you choose
Toppings- that could be tomatoes, nuts, brown sugar, pumpkin, cranberries, fig- etc. think of what you enjoy with warm brie- the possibilities are endless. For this version- I used small golden tomatoes from a neighborhood farmers market stand, minced fresh garlic and a tiny bit of fresh basil.
Olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
Baguette bread or crackers

First up-  place your brie on the counter and let it warm up to rom temperature.
You want to find a skillet that is similar in size to your brie wheel- otherwise- that ooey gooey brie is just going to eek out all over the skillet and brown- you want it to warm up in place.

Simply place your brie inside the skillet and place on the campfire or on the range if you are making indoors. Keep the heat low so you don't burn the cheese and allow it to melt slowly. You can use a lid to create more of an oven as well- which definitely helps

Once your brie starts to melt nicely - you can ready your toppings. In this version- slice those golden tomatoes and  a bit of garlic- and toss with olive oil to coat. Then top your brie with your mixture - and let it warm up just a bit longer.

When your brie is nicely melted throughout- simply serve it in the pan as is with crusty bread or crackers.

You can literally make this brie with any of your favorite toppings- and in huge brie wheel sizes or personal brie wheel sizes. We are planning on a few other versions for holiday entertaining and will share the favorites here. Instagram | Pinterest | Facebook | Facebook | Twitter Delicious Warm Cheddar Cheese Dip by Ella Claire & Co. | Baked Brie & Walnut Puffs by On Sutton Place | Baked Delicata Rings by Inspired by Charm | Baked Brie with Figs and Honey Fall Charcuterie Platter by Craftberry Bush | Truffle, Almond, & Apple Flatbread by The Chronicles of Home | Lady Mary's Crab Canapes by Town and Country Living | Roasted Grapes on Baguette by Tidbits Zucchini Tart with Goat Cheese by My Sweet Savannah | Mini Pumpkin Pies by Shabby FuFu | Ground Beef Stuffed Peppers by Farmhouse on Boone | Fall Charcuterie by Happy Happy Nester Roasted Garlic Hummus by Home Made Lovely | Smoky Cheese Ball by Tidy Mom | Easy Skillet Brie by French Country Cottage | Gluten + Dairy Free Herbed Boursin with Cranberry Almond Crackers by Zevy Joy

1 comment

  1. what a great party idea (I mean the appetizer party). What size skillets do you own? That one looks smaller? I need to get my skillet skills on! laura