3 Savory-Sweet Baked Cheese Recipes to Try for Your Next Get-Together

Baked cheeses are having a moment—and it's about time! Simply host Brandi Milloy shares three of her go-to recipes using Camembert, Brie, and goat cheese.

There's nothing I love more than gooey, warm cheese and bread—it's practically a food group in my house. I'm sharing three of my go-to baked cheese recipes using Camembert, Brie, and goat cheese. Add fruit, nuts, and some crusty bread for the perfect savory-sweet combination.

Baked Camembert and Balsamic Strawberries

Look no further than the latest food trend of the season: baked Camembert cheese with balsamic strawberries. This is one of those show-stopping appetizers that is perfect for entertaining, and tastes just as good as it looks.

Baked Cheeses 3 Ways
Mariah Harkey

Camembert, like brie, is a soft cheese with a sometimes wrinkly rind, and has a smooth, earthy, buttery flavor. It pairs wonderfully with fruit, pecans, and hazelnuts. This appetizer combo is warm, comforting, savory, sweet, and the balsamic strawberries are bursting with zingy bright flavor. Serve with crusty bread or crackers, and make sure to take a pic for Instagram before serving!

Baked Camembert with Balsamic Strawberries
Mariah Harkey


  • 1 Camembert cheese wheel
  • 1/2 pint of strawberries, halved or quartered (about 1 cup)
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 sprig thyme
  • 1 sprig rosemary
  • 1/4 teaspoon flaky sea salt


Preheat oven to 325 F. Toss strawberries with balsamic vinegar, syrup, sugar, salt, and red pepper flakes. Let sit for at least 15 minutes allowing the flavors to come together. Meanwhile, remove top rind of cheese wheel and place cheese on parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake at 325 F for 7 to 8 minutes. Take cheese out of oven and top with strawberry mixture. Bake for another 7 minutes or until warm and bubbly. Garnish with thyme, rosemary, flaky sea salt, and serve with warm crusty bread. Enjoy!

Baked Brie with Cranberry Compote and Pecans
Mariah Harkey

Baked Brie With Cranberry Compote and Pecans

For this dish, baked brie is topped with a tart-sweet cranberry compote and pecans.


  • 1 (9½ ounce) Brie round
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon salted butter
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves, plus sprigs for garnish
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ cup chopped toasted pecans
  • Crackers or crostini (optional)


Preheat oven to 350 F. Place Brie on a parchment paper-lined rimmed baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven until softened, 12 to 15 minutes. Cool 5 minutes.

Combine cranberries, honey, butter, lemon juice, thyme leaves, salt, and pepper in a saucepan over medium; bring to a simmer. Cook, stirring occasionally, until cranberries soften and mixture is syrupy, about 4 minutes. Cool slightly. Serve Brie warm topped with cranberry compote and pecans. Garnish with thyme sprigs, and serve with assorted crackers or crostini, if desired.

Baked Goat Cheese with Sun-Dried Tomatoes
Mariah Harkey

Baked Goat Cheese With Sun-Dried Tomatoes

If Mediterranean flavors are your jam, you'll love this delightful goat cheese and sun-dried tomato recipe.


  • 1 (8 ounce) package of Goat Cheese
  • ¼ cup sun-dried tomatoes (packed in oil), drained and sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Bread or crackers, for serving


Heat oven to 375 F. Remove the goat cheese from its wrapping, place it in a small baking dish, and place the dish on a baking sheet.

Top with the sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, and thyme. Drizzle with the oil and bake until soft, 10 to 12 minutes. Serve immediately with bread or crackers.

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