Baked honey brie with caramelized onions

Baked honey brie with caramelized onions

Baked brie is one of the best party tricks in the book, and there’s a reason. It’s easy, it’s cheesy, and it always looks like you tried even though it’s effortless. I’m sure I don’t need to sell this recipe to you, but just in case here’s a few reasons why I love it.

First, caramelized onions! It takes some time to do this, but it’s always well worth it. They’re surprisingly buttery and melt together with cheese easily.

Next, baked brie. It’s like a controlled lava flow. The rind of the cheese keeps everything in place as it melts, but once you break that skin it’s game over.

Finally, this recipe is only four ingredients! Along with the onions and cheese there’s honey for sweetness and thyme to balance out the sweet and rich flavors.

Give this one a go next time you have a friend or two coming over, or if you’re like me, it’s the weekend and it’s time to celebrate.

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Baked honey brie with caramelized onions
  • 1 medium-sized onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme, stems removed
  • 7 oz. wheel of brie
Heat a pan on medium-low heat with 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Add the onions and sauté them until they’re completely soft and golden. Add the honey and keep stirring the onions until they’re slightly jammy. Stir in the fresh thyme at the very end and take the caramelized onions off of the heat.Pre-heat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.Place the brie (rind and all is fine!) on a lined sheet pan. Drizzle on some olive oil, and feel free to add more fresh thyme stems if you have them.Bake the brie in the oven for 7-9 minutes until oozy soft in the center. Remove the brie from the oven and top it with the caramelized onions and another drizzle of honey for good measure.Serve with apples slices (trust me) or crackers.