THE DAIRY KITCHEN Baked Brie with Quick Maple Bacon and Onion jam


Makes 1
Difficulty Easy
Preparation 10 MINS
Cooking 20 MINS
This tasy little number is so easy to prepare and perfect to enjoy with friends. Make the jam ahead of time if you like.


2 rashers streaky bacon, cut into strips
1 large brown onion, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons maple syrup
¼ cup balsamic vinegar
1 sprig fresh thyme
½ teaspoon yellow mustard seeds
200-250g round brie or camembert
Handy Tips
Shortcut While this recipe is super quick, make it even quicker by pan-frying the bacon until crispy and stirring through store bought caramelized onion jam/ relish. Pour over cheese and bake as per recipe. The trick with baking brie is to not be tempted to use a wedge of brie instead. It needs the crusty white mould exterior to hold in the melted creamy interior.


  1. Watch the video on how to make this recipe 
  2. Preheat oven to 180°C (160°C fan forced).
  3. Heat a frypan over medium-high heat and fry bacon until crispy. Add onions and fry for 5 minutes, stirring often until softened and slightly caramelized. Add maple syrup, vinegar, thyme and mustard seeds and stir until combined. Simmer for 5-10 minutes or until liquid has reduced and mixture is sticky.
  4. Place brie on a small piece of baking paper on a baking tray or on an ovenproof serving plate. Top evenly with jam. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until Brie is warmed through. Remove from oven and allow to sit for 5 minutes before serving with slices of toasted bread.

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