This is THE BEST brie we have made recently
It is beyond delicious. I have shared baked brie recipes and talked about making campfire brie before- which is basically brie melted in a pot over a campfire or on the stove.
But this combination… well, it is incredible. It actually came about after picking up some specialty preserves while shopping for a few treats for a styling in my new book. We were thinking croissants, toast etc…but while we were on a location shoot for the book- we made dinner and thought why not make a cheesy pot of brie to serve our hosts as well- and we used those preserves on hand and this happened.
And it has happened several times since.
BEYOND good folks- and so easy to make and serve. Side note- I didn’t take photos while doing a video for this recipe (my bad) and we ate it so quickly that I am using just some snaps from the video. I will update with proper photos next time we make this. Which will now probably be soon since I am already starting to crave it again while talking about it.
Apricot and Fig Campfire Brie
1 sourdough baguette
1 brie wheel- small or large is up to you (go big!)
Several tablespoons of Fig preserves
Several tablespoons Apricot or Orange preserves
Place your brie in a ‘snug’ saucepan. You can add a pat of butter to keep it from sticking – but also- be mindful to rotate it using a fork and keep it moving in the pan.
Heat over low heat to avoid burning and as it starts to melt- encourage it by stirring it.
Once it is bubbly and melted- dot the top of the brie with fig and apricot preserves- we generally do 2 -3 tsp of each for a regular sized brie- but if you like something a bit more sweet – go for your preferred taste.
Stir to mix in and let it melt a bit more.
While it is melting- slice your baguette into small pieces for dipping. (sorry Keto diet folks! If you prefer- use cauliflower ‘bread’) and then serve right in the saucepan with the bread.
Dip or spoon a chunky amount on your bread and enjoy.
We have made this with tomatoes and basil (included in my new book as well!) And also with blackberry preserves. All delicious. This would be perfect for enjoying out on the patio this summer for an impromptu nibbles under the stars.
Disclaimer- I am not held responsible for the need for you to bring out your stretchy pants after enjoying.
Happy campfire brie making all.