This baked brie in a sourdough bread bowl is so easy to make, and if you serve it at a party, be prepared to break up the huddle around the table. This is an addictive appetizer that usually disappears fast, so I recommend making at least two of them. Start with a sourdough boule, hollowing it out to fit your favorite wheel of brie. Top with some brown sugar, white wine, and thyme before popping it in the oven, and in just under 30 minutes, you’ll have a melty, gooey masterpiece with a perfectly caramelized top.
The sourdough bread base is naturally super rich in fiber, plus the fermentation process breaks down some of the gluten, making it easier to digest. Plus, it provides tons of healthy bacteria. So even though this recipe is super indulgent, you can still feel good about it! Besides using the bread to dip in the brie, I also like to serve it with some carrots and cucumber or apple slices for the kids. So, the next time you need a quick and crowd-pleasing appetizer that's perfect for busy families, give this Baked Brie in a Sourdough Bread Bowl a try.
How do I store baked brie in sourdough?
It's not recommended to store baked brie in the sourdough bowl for long periods. The cheese and bread will dry out and lose their texture. However, you can store leftover brie (without the bread) in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Can I freeze baked brie in sourdough?
No, it's not recommended to freeze baked brie in the sourdough bowl. The freezing and thawing process can affect the texture and flavor of both the cheese and the bread. You can freeze unbaked brie for up to 3 months, but thaw it overnight in the refrigerator before baking.
What can I serve with baked brie in sourdough?
There are endless possibilities! Here are some ideas: Sliced apple, pear, grapes, cherry tomatoes, roasted vegetables, cucumber slices, water crackers, seed crackers, baguette slices, sliced almonds, pecans, walnuts, roasted butternut squash soup, tomato soup, French onion soup, arugula salad, roasted beet salad
Do you need to take off all the rind from the brie before cooking?
No, you don't need to remove the rind completely. The rind softens during baking and becomes edible.
Should regular brie be eaten warm or cold?
Baking it in the sourdough bowl enhances this experience by creating a warm, gooey center while keeping the rind soft. It’s not recommended to eat brie cold, as the warmth releases more of the flavors. You can enjoy it at room temperature, though.
Can I serve my baked brie with jelly?
Absolutely! Pepper jelly is a popular option, but you can experiment with other sweet fruit jellies as well.
Can I use another cheese?
Yes! Camembert is a close relative of brie with a similar creamy texture and can be used as a substitute