It's a 100% guarantee you'll brie extremely happy and satisfied with this baked Brie fondue with roasted figs and honey. Truly, this is one of the top ten most delicious foods I've made/consumed. (You know it's a good one when you have a hard time photographing it without eating everything.)
Baked brie fondue with roasted figs and honey is the perfect appetizer
It only takes 15 minutes to prepare, but it screams, "I'm fawncy and sophisticated!"
(Warning: if you eat this, you may or may not end up speaking in a pretentious British accent the remainder of the day.)
Okay, I am making this sound like a snooty and unapproachable food. But it's actually the EASIEST! And the cheesiest and ooey goooey-est. Which is why I'm teaching you how to make it!
Health benefits of figs
It saddens me that fig season falls within a short window, so I take advantage of eating as much of this healthy fruit as I can! Here are the top four health benefits of figs:
- They are full of antioxidants! Meaning they help keep your body systems healthy and can help ward off disease that can damage cells.
- Figs can help support major body systems to fight off common illnesses. The fig and its parts have been used for centuries for this purpose. Studies have shown figs to support health issues with anemia, diabetes, liver problems, skin diseases, gastrointestinal tract and urinary tract infections, and many more!
- They are immune boosters, with antimicrobial and antifungal properties There are studies that have shown the effectiveness in the ability of figs to increase immune system response.
- Figs are full of nutrients and minerals. Specifically fiber and magnesium. Fiber is essential for keeping a healthy digestive system. And what happens when our gut is healthy? The rest of our body benefits, especially mental health and even thyroid function. All disease, and healing, begins in the gut! Magnesium is an essential mineral, which the body needs for proper thyroid hormone production.
The best place to buy brie for the best price
Costco! It is the one and only place you should buy your brie. (But isn't Costco the solution to most of life's problems?) It comes in a charming wooden wheel, and it's only $4.99! Cannot beat the quality and quantity for that price, my friends.
I would also like to note that the roasted figs are entirely optional, especially when they aren't in season. Ain't nobody got the resources to pay $5 per fig during the off season. And if you do, please send me a crate. 😉
This baked brie is wonderful with simply rosemary, oil, honey, and salt. (Now I'm salivating just thinking about the heavenly taste.)
Other herbal benefits from this baked brie with roasted figs and honey
- Rosemary is a great herb for boosting memory, and increasing your immune and circulatory system
- Olive oil is a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties
Look at that! Ooey-gooey perfection. See why it's in my top ten? I bet it will end up in yours, too!
Love easy and tasty appetizers? Check out my exceptionally popular goat cheese dip with basil and honey!
Alrighty, go grab the recipe for baked brie fondue with roasted figs and honey below, and ENJOY!
Baked Brie Fondue with Roasted Figs
- 4 figs halved
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 wheel Brie cheese
- 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- Salt to taste
- Gluten-free crackers
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Cover a baking sheet with foil. Cut figs in half and line on the baking sheet. Drizzle with honey and roast on 350°F for 25 minutes.
- While figs are roasting, prepare the Brie. Remove it from its wrapper and place back in the round container. Using a sharp knife, make 4-5 slices in the rind. Cut the rosemary sprigs into one-inch pieces, and stuff in the slices. Place the Brie on a baking sheet lined with foil. Drizzle with the olive oil, honey, salt and pepper.
- Once the figs are finished, preheat the oven to 425°F. When ready, place the Brie in the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes until the cheese is melted and slightly bubbling.
- Remove the Brie from the oven. Take a sharp knife and slice around the edge of the rind to allow the cheese to come through. Place 3-4 figs on top to let the juices infuse into the cheese. Add another drizzle of honey if desired. Dip into the cheese with crackers. Slice up the remaining figs and eat with crackers (or bread) and melted Brie. Enjoy!