Cheese really isn’t my thing, but when it comes to Brie that’s a whole different story. I’m not one of those people who can eat a blocks or pieces of cheese – it grosses me out! Brie is nice because it’s a bit more mild and a little bit goes a long way. That being said, I made a Spicy Brie Cheese Dip this past weekend on bread from the local farmer’s market and it was delicious!
While you don’t need a baguette from the farmer’s market (I bought two because we love bread), I recommend supporting local businesses! If you don’t have access to a farmer’s market then your local grocery store will work just fine!
When it comes to the bread, don’t be shy with that olive oil mixture! If you really want to indulge, use butter instead. Feel free to use crackers as well!
Spicy Brie Cheese Dip with garlic, jalapenos, honey, strawberry jam, and pistachios.
- 1 block Trader Joe's Brie of your choice
- 1 tsp Garlic minced
- 1 tsp Jalapeno finely chopped
- 1 Tbsp Honey on top of Brie or set aside
- 1 Tbsp Strawberry Jam or jam of your choice
- Sprinkle of Pistachios optional
- 1 Baguette sliced
- 1/3 cup Olive Oil
- 1 1/2 tsp Garlic minced
- Garlic Salt & Pepper to taste
Cut off the rinds of the brie.
Allow the Brie to sit out for awhile until it reaches room temperature and becomes soft.
Pour the soft Brie into a bowl, add the garlic, jalapenos, and mix on low-medium speed until combined.
Form the brie into a ball and place in a small serving bowl.
Top with honey, jam & nut of your choice. *
Set the oven to low broil.
Slice the baguette into ovals (not too thin or thick) and place on a baking sheet.
Mix the olive oil, garlic, and salt & pepper in a measuring cup.
Brush the slices with the mixture until evenly coated. If you have any left over feel free to coat the other side or outer edges of the slices.
Place in the oven for about 5 minutes or until SLIGHTLY golden.
Remove from oven and let cool a bit.
Top with the brie jam and enjoy!
*Option to leave the honey, jam, and nuts in separate bowls for your guests to add as they wish.