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Baked Camembert

If you are looking for a quick and easy last-minute Christmas appetizer to put together then this baked camembert with honey and thyme with a hint of chili is for you. Gooey, cheesy creamy soft cheese perfect dipper for crusty bread, crackers, or crudites.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 14 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, British
Servings 6
Calories 146 kcal


  • 250 g camembert cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • Pinch of red chili flakes
  • 4 springs fresh thyme
  • Salt to taste optional


  • Preheat the oven at 180C/365F
  • Unwrap the camembert cheese from its foil/plastic packaging and return the cheese to the wooden box
  • Wrap foil under the wooden box to prevent leakage during baking (optional).
  • Score the top of the cheese diagonally a few times (follow the line on the cheese)
  • Carefully push some fresh springs of thyme inside the incisions and season the top of the camembert with red pepper flakes. Finally, drizzle some honey onto the cheese
  • Bake the camembert cheese in the oven for 12-15 minutes or until it is melted and gooey on the inside
  • Carefully remove it from the oven and serve immediately with toasted bread or crackers.


  • Substitute the camembert with brie
  • Substitute honey with maple syrup or olive oil
  • You can also add chopped garlic into the incisions before baking or season with garlic salt instead
  • It is important that you don’t overbake the camembert, otherwise, it will become rubbery and hard which is not what you want.
  • If you're making more than one camembert, use different toppings to offer your guests a different variety of tastes.
  • You use the same method to bake brie if you prefer or if you can't find camembert
  • Serve this appetizer immediately as it tends to harden up the longer it sits
  • You do not have to bake the cheese in the wooden box it came in, you can bake it in an oven-proof dish or in an artisan bread if you prefer.
  • Cook in the microwave instead of the oven at high power for 2 minutes. if it needs more time, cook at 30 seconds intervals until melted to your desired consistency.


Calories: 146kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 8gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 351mgPotassium: 82mgFiber: 1gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 342IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 162mgIron: 1mg

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Keyword baked brie bites, baked camembert, cheese appetizer
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