Caramelized Brie is so easy to make and is very delicious. Follow these simple steps to make this sugar-crusted brie that your whole family will love. Perfect for the holidays or easy entertaining.
Why You'll Love This Caramelized Brie
I recently tried something like this on a charcuterie board at a local winery here in Texas. I absolutely loved the simplicity of just adding a little sugar to the top of the brie for an amazing appetizer.
It is delicious!
This caramelized brie is a decadent and irresistible appetizer that combines the rich, creamy goodness of brie cheese with a sweet and crunchy caramelized sugar top. You can serve it as an appetizer, dessert, or even as part of a main course, this delicious brie appetizer adds elegance to any occasion.
The best part is it is made with just two ingredients and takes only minutes to make. Basically, this is the perfect appetizer for easy entertaining.
How to make caramelized brie (step-by-step photos)
This one is straightforward! Just 2 ingredients and a creme brulee torch is all you need!
Here are the steps (full recipe below)
- Assemble ingredients: This is the sugar and the wheel of brie. You leave the rind on the brie. I like demerara sugar but any sugar you have on hand will work.
- Sprinkle the sugar on the top of the brie: Here you want to make a single layer of sugar that just covers the top of the brie. More is not better here. You want to make sure all the sugar melts evenly when you torch it.
- Caramelize the top of the brie: The final step is caramelizing the brie. This is similar to making my pumpkin creme brulee. Just go over the top of the brie with the torch about a few inches away and make even back-and-forth movements over the brie until the sugar melts and begins to brown and bubble.
Tips for Perfectly Caramelizing Brie:
Making this brie appetizer is so simple and there is no cooking required. There are of course a few simple things that will ensure your brie comes out perfect every time.
- Easy on the sugar: Adding too much sugar to the top of the brie may seem like a good idea but it will cause the sugar to melt unevenly with the top crust caramelizing and the underneath layer of sugar not. Use just enough sugar to coat the top of the brie.
- Warm it: This step is optional but for the best caramelized brie in my opinion, it is best to place the brie on a plate in the microwave for about 30 seconds. This softens the inside of the brie. The caramelized crust only creates a crust, and it does not soften the brie.
- Make it before serving: The caramelized crust on the brie takes only minutes to make and making it right before serving is ideal.
- What to do if the top gets too dark: If you accidentally brown (burn) the sugar top, this is easily fixed. Just wait a minute for the sugar top to harden and gently scrape it away with a knife. Redo the sugar top but try to do with for less time.
Delicious Ways To Use This Sugar-Crusted Brie
- As is: You do not need to do anything special for this easy brie appetizer. Just caramelize the sugar on the brie and enjoy! I love serving it with a side of crackers.
- Add it to salads: Sugar-crusted brie is a great pairing with a simple spinach salad, roasted radicchio salad, or kale salad.
- Make an appetizer board: This is perfect for when you are entertaining. Pair it with caramelized apples, balsamic strawberries, nectarine jam, and assorted nuts for a delicious spread everyone will enjoy.
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Caramelized Brie (Easy and Delicious)
- creme brulee torch or broiler
- 1 wheel of brie any size
- 2 tablespoon sugar Enough to coat the top of the brie in a single layer
- Place brie on a plate and place it in the micrpwave for 30 seconds to soften it. If you prefer a firm brie, you can skip this step.1 wheel of brie
- Sprinkle sugar on top of the brie.2 tablespoon sugar
- With a creme brulee torch, torch the sugar top by holding the torch about an inch from the sugar and moving back and forth to melt the sugar and you see the top start to melt and just bubble. This takes only seconds.
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