This pull-apart bread is stuffed with warm creamy baked brie and jam!
This memorable bread is a totally addicting appetizer that your family and friends will love!
Brie is one of those cheeses only makes an appearance a couple of times a year. I consider it a “fancy”, special occasion cheese. Do you feel like that too?
Last Christmas I shared a baked brie appetizer that was made with fig jam and walnuts. It went over so well, I thought that this year I would try my hand at another baked brie recipe; this baked brie pull-apart bread!
What Is Pull-Apart Bread?
A pull-apart bread recipe takes a crusty bread round, slices the top on the diagonal (both ways) without cutting all the way through.
The pockets created from the slices are stuffed with cheese and anything else you can think of (check out this Hoagie Pull Apart Bread) then baked until the bread is crusty and the cheese is melted!
What Do I Need For Baked Brie And Jam Pull-Apart Bread
Bread Round – A Boule or a loaf of sourdough bread works well for the recipe
Brie– Remove the rind if you like
Cherry Jam or Preserves – The tart cherry flavor tastes AMAZING with the creamy brie. However, this recipe works with almost any flavor of jam.
Butter – Melted
How To Make Pull-Apart Bread
You are going to love how easy this baked brie bread recipe is!
You want a good, round crusty loaf of bread. With a serrated knife, make diagonal cuts into the loaf, taking care to avoid cutting all the way through. Repeat the process going the other direction.
Carefully pull apart the bread pieces and tuck the pieces of brie into the bread pockets.
I removed the rind from the brie, but you don’t have to do that, the rind is edible.
Add spoonfuls of cherry jam or cherry preserves in the same place as the brie.
Brush the bread with melted butter and cover the loaf completely with melted butter.
Bake the bread for about 20 minutes, uncover and carefully place on a cutting board or a serving plate.
This baked brie and jam pull-apart bread is best when consumed right away.
Can You Freeze Pull-Apart Bread?
Unfortunately, this appetizer does not lend itself well to freezing. The brie is too soft for the freezer.
What Else Can I Add To This Baked Brie And Jam Pull-Apart Bread?
- As mentioned above, you can swap out the cherry jam for a blueberry, apricot, fig, raspberry, cranberry or even bacon jam.
- Add chopped nuts like pecans or walnuts
- Add chocolate for a dessert version.
- Add caramelized onions
- Add bacon
- Add goat cheese
- Add garlic to the brie cheese
Can You Make Brie Pull-Apart Bread Ahead of Time?
Yes! Prepare the recipe up until adding the butter. Cover the bread and refrigerate it.
When needed, brush the bread with the butter just before baking; bake as directed.
You can prepare the bread for up to 1 day in advance.
For Left Over Baked Brie Pull-Apart Bread, cover the remaining bread and refrigerate. To reheat, place the leftover bread, covered in the oven and reheat for 15 minutes in a 350-degree oven or until the cheese has once again melted.
This baked brie pull-apart bread uses only a handful of ingredients, but it is show-stopping and tastes so good! It is one of those appetizers that will have you going in for more, over, and over again!
More Brie Appetizers:
- 1 crusty round bread loaf (such as a boule or sourdough)
- 8 oz brie
- 1/2 cup cherry jam
- 2 tablespoons melted butter
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Make diagonal slices into the top of the bread round using a serrated knife, taking care to avoid cutting straight through. Repeat going in the opposite diagonal direction.
- Dot the brie in between the bread cuts, followed by the cherry jam.
- Brush the top of the bread with melted butter.
- Wrap the bread in foil and place on a baking sheet.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
- Serve immediately.