Holiday Entertaining with Stuffed Brie -- 4 Recipes

I love brie!
Do you love brie?

Many years ago, when I was a student in Berkeley, I got hooked on an amazing stuffed brie from The Cheese Board -- a wedge of brie stuffed with house-made pesto and topped with sundried tomatoes and toasted pine nuts.  When I moved back to the Monterey Peninsula, I went through withdrawls, so I started to make my own.

I love bringing stuffed brie to potluck parties.  It's very simple to make and can be prepared weeks in advance.  During the holidays, I always like to keep a few in the refrigerator for last-minute entertaining, or to bring as a hostess gift with a nice olive wood cheese board.


Over the years I've shared a few of my stuffed brie recipes here at Rook No. 17.  With the holidays upon us, I figured it was a good time to share them in a single collection.  

Which one will you try?

Pesto Brie & Almond Apricot Brie
recipes HERE 

Bacon & Caramelized Onion Stuffed Brie
recipe HERE

You can use any type of jam or fruit compote you wish for this recipe.  In this photo, I used a fig jam and drizzled the baked brie with balsamic vinegar.  In the recipe, I used an easy homemade cranberry compote.
A wheel of brie topped with a fruit compote and wrapped in puff pastry.


  1. That apricot almond brie looks amazing! I'd love to try it. Visiting from

  2. Me too! I freakin' love brie. ANd there will be some this week. For anything special brie usually makes an appearance. This week with Thanks Giving and all...brie and my sisters coming to visit to celebrate her 40th...more brie. My girlfriend makes the one that is stuffed and baked in the oven with puff pastry, its' heavenly and the go to around here! Thanks for all the great recipes. I'll have to venture away from the usual.


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