Baked Hazelnut Brie

5 from 1 vote

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This Baked Hazelnut Brie is what your 🎄 holiday hosting dreams are made of. This is the perfect holiday side dish and appetizer. Be sure to include it at your holiday table. This version, with hazelnuts and fig jam, is my favorite take on a classic – baked brie. Don’t forget to serve it with fresh bread or crostini, and live your best life!

Why You’ll Love Hazelnut Brie

This Baked Hazelnut Brie 🌰 is the perfect combination of flavors and has everything I like in a recipe. If you know me, you know I am a huge lover of sweet, salty, creamy, and crunchy and this dish hits all the right spots. This dish is so simple – you can’t mess it up. Your family and guests will be so impressed and satisfied.

How to Prepare Baked Hazelnut Brie

🔥 Preheat the oven to 400°F.

🧀Add the brie wheels to a small baking dish.

🌰 Mix chopped nuts, your favorite fig jam, and (if you’d like) a slice of fig in a bowl.

🔪 Now, score the top of the brie with a knife.

🧀 Lastly, spread the nut and jam mixture on top of the brie.

♨️ Then bake in the oven for 30 to 40 minutes until the cheese is melted.

🥖 Finally, enjoy the baked brie with a fresh baguette or crostini.

Nonna’s Tip

Serve this fresh out of the oven, because the cheese will harden as it cools.

Baked Hazelnut Brie

Variations and Substitutions

Baked brie is so flexible, so don’t hesitate to get creative! Use whatever ingredients you have on hand to create your own masterpiece and as always, don’t forget to tag me and let me know in the comments what you try!

  1. You could include chopped dried fruits like apricots, cranberries, or dates.
  2. Instead of hazelnuts, you could use almonds, walnuts, pecans, or a combination of any of them.
  3. Try adding fresh 🌿 herbs like rosemary or thyme to the nut and jam mixture.
  4. Experiment with different jams or preserves such as apricot, raspberry, or blackberry.

Other Holiday Recipes

Hosting for the holidays? I have some fantastic dishes to gather your guests around. And of course, don’t forget the cookies for Santa! 🎅 Be sure to check out my delicious Amaretti Cookies.

Common Questions

What type of brie should I use?

Yes, you can definitely use any brie you like.

Can I use a different type of jam or preserve?

Any jam or preserve works in this recipe and any nut as well, and of course feel free to improvise as well.

How long will it take to bake?

Please keep an eye on your cheese because yours could take less time depending on the oven and depending on the thickness of the cheese. My brie was thick so it took more than 30 minutes but, depending on thickness, yours may only take 15 to 20 minutes. 

what if I’m allergic to nuts?

Absolutely, if you are allergic to nuts, feel free to leave them out. 

Baked Hazelnut Brie

This Baked Hazelnut Brie is what your 🎄 holiday hosting dreams are made of. You have found the perfect holiday side dish or appetizer and it has to be included at your table.
5 from 1 vote
Servings: 3
Author: The Modern Nonna
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes


  • 3 wheels brie, I used 3 small round wheels of brie
  • cup hazelnuts, or any nuts you like
  • 3 tablespoons jam, fig jam
  • 3 slices figs (fresh), optional
  • thyme on top for garnish , optional


  • Preheat the oven to 400°F. Chop up any nuts of choice, add them to a bowl with your favorite fig jam, and mix them together.
  • Take the brie and score of the top with a knife so that all of those flavours can infuse. Add the mixture on top and optionally you can add a slice of fig.
  • You are more than welcome to present it like this on charcuterie or take the extra step and bake it for 30 to 40 minutes in the oven until completely melted.
  • Enjoy it with a fresh baguette or crostini and live your life. This is best served fresh out of the oven as the cheese will harden as it cools. Enjoy



Calories: 143kcal, Carbohydrates: 16g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 1mg, Sodium: 13mg, Potassium: 110mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 10g, Vitamin A: 10IU, Vitamin C: 3mg, Calcium: 21mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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