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Brie with Apricot Topping Recipe

Brie with Apricot Topping Recipe

Folks will think you fussed over this pretty appetizer, but it took our Test Kitchen only minutes to top a round of smooth and creamy brie with warm sweet apricots. This is one easy appetizer certain to make any occasion “special.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:8 servings


  • 1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • Dash salt
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary or 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1 round Brie cheese (8 ounces)
  • Assorted crackers


  • 1. In a small saucepan, combine the apricots, brown sugar, water, vinegar and salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium; cook and stir until slightly thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in rosemary.
  • 2. Preheat oven to 400°. Remove rind from top of cheese. Place in an ungreased ovenproof serving dish. Spread apricot mixture over cheese. Bake, uncovered, 10-12 minutes or until cheese is softened. Serve with crackers. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 129 calories, 8 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 28 mg cholesterol, 204 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 6 g protein.

Reviews for Brie with Apricot Topping

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Reviewed Jul. 17, 2014

"OMG! I made this with a fresh peach diced and 1 tablespoon of water. Everything else was the same. It was amazing!"

Reviewed Jun. 28, 2014

"This was fabulous and so easy. Guests loved it! I did forget to add rosemary."

Reviewed Oct. 30, 2013

"Looks & tastes so delicious! The cheese melting and creamy with the sweetness & tartness of the apricots & balsamic...And it couldn't be easier to make."

Reviewed May. 25, 2013

"Delicious! A very tasty and easy to make appetizer which I served w/ Ritz and Club crackers. Don't think it would serve 6-8 people b/c it's so good that four of us gobbled it up in no time!. A keeper!"

Reviewed Mar. 31, 2013

"I left out the rosemary. Delicious!"

Reviewed Jan. 10, 2013

"Best brie appetizer I have ever made and I have tried lots! Made it twice already and both times HUGE hit."

Reviewed Dec. 9, 2012

"I'm making this recipe again today, for a Christmas party, because it was such a hit last time I made it. A pretty and delicious appetizer. Thank you!"

Reviewed Apr. 28, 2012

"This is so very easy and looks like someone professional prepared it once ready. A big hit in this house and neighborhood for sure. Fantastic, tasty and uncomplicated. This should be in everyone recipe book."

Reviewed Dec. 5, 2010

"I have made this recipe several times and my husband loves it. It is very easy to put together and makes a lovely presentation. Everyone should definitely try it!"

Reviewed Dec. 27, 2009

"Delicious. I have already made it twice (Thanksgiving and Christmas appetizer)."

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Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer