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Baked Brie with Roasted Garlic

“The garlic is mellow and sweet in this recipe,” says Lara Pennell of Mauldin, South Carolina. “I never fail to get compliments when I serve this as a first course—even brie-haters are converted!”
  • Total Time
    Prep: 35 min. + cooling Bake: 45 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 1 whole garlic bulb
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons plus 1 tablespoon olive oil, divided
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary or 1 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1 round loaf (1 pound) sourdough bread
  • 1 round (8 ounces) Brie cheese
  • 1 loaf (10-1/2 ounces) French bread baguette, sliced and toasted
  • Red and green grapes


  • Remove papery outer skin from garlic (do not peel or separate cloves). Cut top off bulb. Brush with 1-1/2 teaspoons oil; sprinkle with rosemary. Wrap in heavy-duty foil. Bake at 425° for 30-35 minutes or until softened.
  • Meanwhile, cut the top fourth off the loaf of bread; carefully hollow out enough of the bottom of the bread so cheese will fit. Cube removed bread; set aside. Place cheese in bread.
  • Cool garlic for 10-15 minutes. Reduce heat to 375°. Squeeze softened garlic into a bowl and mash with a fork; spread over cheese. Replace bread top; brush outside of bread with remaining oil. Wrap in heavy-duty foil.
  • Bake for 45-50 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve with toasted baguette, grapes and reserved bread cubes.

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  • CarrieBerry4Chad
    Sep 5, 2019

    For my mom and I, brie with a fruit topping is pretty hard to beat. But this garlic version was so yummy and my mom absolutely raved when I brought this to their New Year's Eve party!

  • daisirene
    May 9, 2013

    I've made this recipe probably 20 times - it's always a hit. It's simple and a crowd pleaser. My only suggestion is to make two because it goes fast!

  • Marjade
    Feb 24, 2013

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  • Rach.Ander
    Dec 23, 2012

    Great, simple recipe. The garlic truly does mellow out and is not overpowering. I served it with tasted baguette slices.

  • sutley
    Dec 17, 2011

    SO yummy!

  • Lara P
    Oct 12, 2010

    For Clarification, The picture shows the round loaf with sliced bread chunks. That's how I do it. But you can hollow out any loaf and make this recipe. I have even made it in crusty rolls and had each person have their own "bowl" to eat. I do not remove the rind because a lot of cheese would be wasted. If you have a particularly moldy brie, it is probably older and will have a stronger flavor. If you do not care for that strong brie flavor, I recommend a different brand of brie rather than trying to cut off the rind and have any cheese left. When this dish is served hot from the oven it has a fondue consistency that is wonderful. The rind tends to melt to the bread and is eaten when the bread bowl is consumed. I hope all that helps. Thanks for the fine reviews. Lara

  • Emproper
    Mar 9, 2010

    This is a standby for holiday gatherings. It never fails to please. I serve it with sliced pears in addition to the bread.

  • TNeifert
    Jan 17, 2010

    I love Brie and when you put it with garlic and the bread bowl and bake it - it comes out delicious. Served it Christmas eve and it was the favorite appetizer !

  • mlaupmanis
    Nov 13, 2009

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  • taytay09
    Sep 6, 2009

    Fantastic! One of my favorite TOH recipes ever!