¼cupto ⅓ cup shelled pistachiosroughly chopped
¼cupto ⅓ cup walnut heartsroughly chopped
13-ozround French brie
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
Place the fig jam in a microwave-safe dish. Microwave for 30 seconds to soften.
In a small bowl, combine the sliced dried figs with the nuts. Add half of the fig jam and mix well to coat the nut mixture.
Place the round of brie in a small cast iron skillet or oven-safe dish. Using a small knife, coat the brie with the remainder of the jam or honey.
Top the brie with the fig and nut mixture.
Place the dish or skillet on top of a baking sheet (this will make it easier to handle and will also catch any melted cheese). Bake on the middle rack of your heated oven for 10 to 15 minutes or until the brie softens.
Remove from the oven and let the brie sit for 3 to 5 minutes or so. Serve warm with your favorite crackers!
Pro-Tip: It's best to keep the brie rind (skin) on for this recipe, brie rind is perfectly edible and it holds everything well together. And you do not need an expensive brie wheel from your local grocery store. This recipe works just as well as what you'd buy at an expensive cheese store
Change up the toppings to your liking. If fig jam is not available to you, you can use honey, apricot jam, or orange marmalade. I like walnut hearts and pistachios here, but you can also change those up using pecans, almonds, or other nuts you like. Same with the dried figs, other dry fruit like apricots, cranberries or raisins will work.
Pro-Tip for Safe Handling: Always place the dish holding the brie on top of a sheet pan or baking sheet. This will help you easily remove the baked brie from the warm oven, and it will also catch any falling toppings/nuts or oozing cheese.
Important: let baked brie sit for 5 minutes or so, do not serve scorching hot brie.
To serve: you can add this baked brie as the centerpiece of a larger cheese board like this one. to settle before slicing or pocking at it.