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Baked Brie with Roasted Garlic Recipe

Baked Brie with Roasted Garlic Recipe

“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. YIELD: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


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. 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.
  • 4. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve with toasted baguette, grapes and reserved bread cubes. Yield: 8 servings.

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daisirene User ID: 7243057 97046
Reviewed 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!"

Rach.Ander User ID: 6745207 169175
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2012

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

sutley User ID: 3914232 155600
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2011

"SO yummy!"

Lara P User ID: 1438073 79334
Reviewed 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 User ID: 945743 171507
Reviewed 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 User ID: 1302208 171504
Reviewed 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 !"

taytay09 User ID: 3081512 130662
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2009

"Fantastic! One of my favorite TOH recipes ever!"

telio29 User ID: 3591037 169141
Reviewed Aug. 14, 2009

"do you remove brie rind?"

zmaus User ID: 212210 169140
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2008

"The recipe calls for both a round loaf to serve dip in and a baguette to toast that you serve along with dip"

Aquarelle User ID: 985301 155488
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2008

"The recipe calls for a baguette, but the picture shows a round loaf. Please clarify."

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