Admit it: You can be faced with all the cured meat, fresh produce and crispy crackers on a charcuterie board, but you'll always make a beeline for the Brie. This French cheese is beloved for its creamy, rich texture and earthy flavor that makes everything taste better. Plus, it can do so much more than look pretty on a cheese board. Here are 30 of the most epic Brie recipes to whip up for the holidays (or, you know, any old Tuesday).

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1. Baked Brie Recipe with Figs, Pistachios and Orange

So much better than a fruitcake. And with all those winter fixins' on top, we're thinking it's destined for your Christmas Eve table.

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2. Maple Pecan Baked Brie

Serve this five-ingredient party appetizer with bread, crackers or slices of Granny Smith apple.

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3. Garlic, Mushroom and Brie Toast

Can’t. Stop. Drooling. Might we suggest substituting fresh pasta for bread?

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4. Pear, Brie and Honey Quesadilla

Just when we thought quesadillas couldn’t get any better, we met this sweet-and-salty version that called for in-season Bosc pears and fresh rosemary.

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5. Super Easy Cranberry Baked Brie Bites

They’re bite-sized, so we can have like, ten, right? Good looking out, mini phyllo shells.

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6. Baked Brie with Cranberries and Pomegranate

Your average baked Brie gets a seasonal makeover that Santa Claus himself would approve of.

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7. Cranberry, Brussels Sprouts and Brie Skillet Nachos

All your favorite seasonal ingredients (sweet potatoes! Brussels sprouts! cranberry sauce!) layered in ooey-gooey harmony. Leftover shredded turkey would take it way over the top, just sayin'.

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8. Honey Brûlée Brie

There really isn’t much more we need in this life than bubbly, golden-brown cheese served alongside bread, crackers and cured meat.

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9. Brie-Stuffed Crispy Baby Potatoes

We love creamy potatoes au gratin too, but they tend to be lacking in the crispness department. These garlic-thyme potatoes, on the other hand, are the best of both worlds.

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10. Brie Spinach Dip

The original made with cream cheese is good and all, but this alternative made with Brie, mozzarella, pepper jack and Parmesan will blow your mind.

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11. Brie-Stuffed Pretzel Bites

Warning: May ooze everywhere. But we have a feeling once you taste one, you won't mind the mess. (They're perfect for game day, BTW.)

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12. Turkey Brie Grilled Cheese with Cranberry Mustard

Lots of leftovers? No problem. Catch us making these on every Black Friday for the rest of our lives.

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13. Hazelnut-Chestnut Crepes with Brie and Burnt Honey

Consider this a complete dessert (or breakfast) game-changer. And since they're made with chestnut flour and sweet rice flour, they're gluten-free to boot.

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14. Cranberry-Brie Puff-Pastry Pops

Appetizers just taste better on a stick. Thanks to frozen store-bought puff pastry, these beauties come together in just 40 minutes.

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15. Brie-Stuffed Artichokes

Take it from your kids: Veggies are a million times more appetizing when they're stuffed with cheese.

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16. Blackberry and Brie Mini Pizzas

You can tackle the dough yourself, or substitute mini pitas to save time. Either way, the combo of dark berries, peppery arugula, tangy balsamic vinegar and decadent Brie will taste divine.

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17. Coconut-Crusted Brie-Stuffed Quinoa Bites

A little savory, a little sweet. The quinoa bites get their binding and flavor from mashed cannellini beans and crumbled blue cheese.

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18. Grilled Peanut Butter and Jelly with Brie

This kidslunch staple gets a sophisticated makeover. It tastes better than you (or your kids) might think, trust.

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19. Cranberry-Brie Pie Crust Bites

Ready in just 15 minutes, all thanks to prepared cranberry sauce and store-bought pie dough.

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20. Roasted Strawberry and Brie Grilled Cheese

Meet your new favorite summer handheld. The strawberries are baked in honey and balsamic vinegar before being added to the sandwich to concentrate their sweetness.

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21. Blackberry Scones with Walnuts & Brie

There are few things better than apple pie, and this Insta-worthy brunch recipe is one of them. Feel free to use frozen blackberries in the off season.

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22. Brie, Bacon and Basil Pasta

Why didn’t we start putting Brie in our pasta sooner? Its rich, earthy flavor and texture are just the match for acidic tomato sauce and salty bacon.

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23. Baked Brie With Wine-Soaked Blueberries

What’s cheese without wine? Use any dry red wine that you have on hand, like Merlot or Chianti.

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24. Grilled Peach, Brie & Basil Sandwich

Our new favorite lunch, courtesy of Coterie member Maria Lichty. If peach season is over, feel free to substitute apples or pears.

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25. Roasted Grape Crostini with Brie and Fresh Thyme

Grapes turn super jammy, sweet and juicy after a quick trip in the oven.

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26. Sausage Pasta Bake with Chorizo and Brie

Baked ziti is fine and all, but you may never look at the O.G. the same way again after trying this creative riff.

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27. Pear, Brie and Rosemary Flatbreads

When it comes to entertaining, we’re all about effortless recipes that look really impressive but are secretly so, so easy. That’s why we’re swooning over these 15-minute flatbreads.

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28. Cranberry-Apple Pot Pies

The only thing better than a slice of pie? Having a personal pie all to yourself, of course. The bright, tart flavor of apples and cranberries are tamed by decadent Brie in these rustic single-serve delights.

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29. Pastry-Wrapped Baked Brie with Maple Butter Roasted Apples

BRB, roasting every fall veggie we have in maple syrup-spiked butter. The galette-like app will be so gorgeous once it's finished that no one will guess you used store-bought puff pastry.

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30. Holiday Baked Brie

Now that's a wreath worth hanging on your front door. Then again, we'd rather devour it one pizza dough ball and olive at a time instead.

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