We love this Honey Brûlée Brie and it’s definitely one of our most popular appetizers on our site, with good reason. We have done baked brie a lot of ways, but this is definitely my favorite. The sweet and savory, all in one is really the best way to go! Cracking the top of the caramelized sugared brie top is so satisfying and tastes so good with the soft and ultra creamy brie cheese. Serve with cute crackers and and some charcuterie if you want to really go wild. Get crackin’! (Ha ha get it?)
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Honey Brûlée Brie
- 1 (8 ounce) wheel triple cream brie, top rind cut off
- 1 tablespoon honey, plus more for drizzling
- 1 tablespoon turbinado sugar
- Crostini, crackers and/or crudité for serving
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Place brie onto a heatproof plate, cut-side up. Spread honey evenly over the top of the brie and top with an even layer of sugar.
- Bake brie for about 5 minutes.
- Preheat broiler. Place brie under broiler and broil for about 2 to 3 minute or until sugar melts and caramelizes. (or alternatively, remove brie from oven and brulee top of brie with a hand held torch).
- Remove from heat and allow sugar to cool and harden, 1 to 2 minutes.
- Serve with crostini, crackers or crudité.
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Do you think a wedge of brie can work? If the rind comes off probably will melt too much. Maybe keep the wedge top rind on and proceed as you instruct? any thoughts on this?
Hi! We’ve seen people do this (with the rind on, and it seems to have worked very well!
I’ve tried this a few times and the caramelization never happens fore… even though I broil it! I’ve tried for 1 min and over 5 min. am I doing something wrong? Thanks!
Hi Christine! The sugar topping needs to be really close to the flames of the broiler for it to caramelize..about 1 inch or so.
Can I use a kitchen torch instead of the boiler??? This looks wonderful.
Definitely! You may want to pop it into the oven for a couple minutes before torching the top, just so the cheese gets a little melty
This was very good! I loved cracking into the top of the sugar crust with the gooey cheese underneath
Could you use Brulee torch?
Yes!…Although it may not melt the actual Brie enough
I did. I put it in my microwave first at 50% power for 1 min (I have a 1200 watt unit) then put the honey and sugar on top and hit it with my torch. The recipe is excellent and everyone LOVED it!
can you make this in a regular oven?
My only concern is that you may not get a nice caramelized sugar top
Could you use normal white sugar?
Should the brie be at room temperature or is it okay to place it in the oven cold?
Should work fine either way!
I wonder if replacing the honey with jam and topping with the sugar would be good. Only one way to find out!
Oh wow, that sounds really good and i bet definitely work!!
Could you do this with a torch as well?
Can you coat the side of the rind with the honey and sugar mix as well or is it excessive?
You can, but I’m not sure how well it’ll stay on the rind (without burning it!), so i wouldn’t recommend it
Does the broiler for 1 minute heat the brie enough to make it soft?
Yep. The Brie gets soft without it turning into an oily mess :)