When faced with a bounty of cured meat, fresh produce and crispy crackers on a charcuterie board, you'll still 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 plate. Here are 40 of the most epic Brie recipes to whip up for a special occasion (or, you know, any old Tuesday).

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1. Baked Brie Recipe with Figs, Pistachios and Orange

  • Time Commitment: 30 minutes
  • Why We Love it: <10 ingredients, crowd-pleaser, special occasion-worthy
So much better than a fruitcake. And with all those wintry fixins' on top, we're thinking it's destined for your Christmas Eve menu.

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2. Maple Pecan Baked Brie

  • Time Commitment: 25 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <10 ingredients, beginner-friendly, crowd-pleaser
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

  • Time Commitment: 10 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <30 minutes, 10 ingredients, vegetarian
Can’t. Stop. Drooling. Might we suggest substituting fresh pasta for bread?

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4. Pear, Brie and Honey Quesadilla

  • Time Commitment: 15 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <10 ingredients, <30 minutes, kid-friendly
Just when we thought quesadillas couldn’t get any better, we met this sweet-and-salty version that calls for in-season Bosc pears and fresh rosemary.

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5. Super Easy Cranberry Baked Brie Bites

  • Time Commitment: 25 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <30 minutes, <10 ingredients, crowd-pleaser
They’re bite-sized, so we can have like, ten, right? Mini phyllo shells make this app all too easy to throw together.

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6. Baked Brie with Cranberries and Pomegranate

  • Time Commitment: 40 minutes
  • Why We Love It: crowd-pleaser, special occasion-worthy
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

  • Time Commitment: 40 minutes
  • Why We Love It: crowd-pleaser, special occasion-worthy
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

  • Time Commitment: 10 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <10 ingredients, <30 minutes, special occasion-worthy
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

  • Time Commitment: 55 minutes
  • Why We Love It: crowd-pleaser, vegetarian, gluten free
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, boast the best of both worlds.

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10. Brie Spinach Dip

  • Time Commitment: 30 minutes
  • Why We Love It: crowd-pleaser, kid-friendly, one pan
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

  • Time Commitment: 2 hours and 30 minutes
  • Why We Love It: special occasion-worthy, kid-friendly, crowd-pleaser
Warning: Delicious mess ahead. We have a feeling once you taste one, you won't mind. (They're perfect for game day, BTW.)

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12. Turkey Brie Grilled Cheese with Cranberry Mustard

  • Time Commitment: 30 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <10 ingredients, high protein, kid-friendly
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

  • Time Commitment: 40 minutes
  • Why We Love It: crowd-pleaser, kid-friendly, special occasion-worthy, gluten free
Consider this a complete dessert (or breakfast) game-changer. 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

  • Time Commitment: 40 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <10 ingredients, beginner-friendly, kid-friendly
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

  • Time Commitment: 45 minutes
  • Why We Love It: special occasion-worthy, vegetarian
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

  • Time Commitment: 4 hours and 30 minutes
  • Why We Love It: special occasion-worthy, crowd-pleaser, vegetarian
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

  • Time Commitment: 40 minutes
  • Why We Love It: high fiber, vegetarian, crowd-pleaser
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 Sandwich with Brie

  • Time Commitment: 10 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <10 ingredients, kid-friendly, <30 minutes, vegetarian
This kidslunch staple is all grown up. It tastes better than you (or they) might think, trust.

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19. Cranberry-Brie Pie Crust Bites

  • Time Commitment: 15 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <10 ingredients, crowd-pleaser, beginner-friendly, <30 minutes
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

  • Time Commitment: 40 minutes
  • Why We Love It: vegetarian, beginner-friendly
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

  • Time Commitment: 30 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <10 ingredients, special occasion-worthy
There are few things better than apple pie, but 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

  • Time Commitment: 30 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <10 ingredients, kid-friendly
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 Mac and Cheese

  • Time Commitment: 1 hour
  • Why We Love It: one pan, crowd-pleaser
Complete with garlicky sourdough breadcrumbs. Not only is the mac teeming with Brie, but also sharp white cheddar and Havarti cheeses.

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24. Grilled Peach, Brie & Basil Sandwich

  • Time Commitment: 15 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <10 ingredients, vegetarian, kid-friendly, one pan
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

  • Time Commitment: 30 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <10 ingredients, vegetarian, one pan
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

  • Time Commitment: 55 minutes
  • Why We Love It: high protein, crowd-pleaser, kid-friendly
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

  • Time Commitment: 15 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <10 ingredients, crowd-pleaser, vegetarian, <30 minutes
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

  • Time Commitment: 1 hour and 20 minutes
  • Why We Love it: kid-friendly, beginner-friendly, crowd-pleaser
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

  • Time Commitment: 40 minutes
  • Why We Love It: crowd-pleaser, special occasion-worthy, kid-friendly
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

  • Time Commitment: 2 hours and 10 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <10 ingredients, beginner-friendly, crowd-pleaser
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.

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31. Pan-Fried Brie with Peppered Honey and Olives

  • Time Commitment: 30 minutes
  • Why We Love It: crowd-pleaser, special occasion-worthy, one pan
Capers, olives, crushed red pepper flakes and fresh herbs offer savory, acidic flavor to decadent honey-topped Brie.

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32. Rosemary Garlic Baked Brie for Two

  • Time Commitment: 25 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <10 ingredients, <30 minutes, vegetarian, beginner-friendly
Date night just got a whole lot fancier. Serve it ahead of an impressive steak dinner with bread, pretzels, crackers and fruit.

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33. Brie-Stuffed Mushrooms

  • Time Commitment: 30 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <10 ingredients, beginner-friendly, crowd-pleaser
These baby bellas are bursting with not one, not two, but *three* types of cheese: Brie, pecorino and Parmesan. Your Thanksgiving guests will devour them in two minutes flat.

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34. Pumpkin Pecan Baked Brie

  • Time Commitment: 30 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <10 ingredients, vegetarian, one pan, special occasion-worthy
It doesn't get more autumnal than this, folks. The Brie is finished with dried cranberries and pecans, but we're betting crumbled bacon would make it even tastier.

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35. Brie-Filled Baklava

  • Time Commitment: 1 hour and 20 minutes
  • Why We Love It: crowd-pleaser, special occasion-worthy, <10 ingredients
Cheese is always invited to dessert at our house. Especially when it's wrapped in layers of buttery, paper-thin phyllo dough and drizzled in honey.

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36. Four-Cheese Pizza

  • Time Commitment: 30 minutes (plus resting time for dough)
  • Why We Love It: kid-friendly, beginner-friendly
Mozzarella, Parmesan, Brie and ricotta—the gang's all here. Zhuzh up the pie with fresh basil, wilted spinach, crumbled sausage or honey.

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37. Pear, Cranberry and Brie Mini Tartlets

  • Time Commitment: 40 minutes
  • Why We Love It: vegetarian, special occasion-worthy
Once these sweet, tart, creamy bites hit the appetizer table, they're as good as gone.

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38. Baked Brie With Wine-Soaked Blueberries

  • Time Commitment: 15 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <10 ingredients, <30 minutes, vegetarian
What’s cheese without wine? Use any dry red that you have on hand, like merlot or Chianti.

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39. Brie and Apricot Puffs

  • Time Commitment: 35 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <10 ingredients, beginner-friendly, one pan, special occasion-worthy
Store-bought puff pastry does it again. If you don't finish 'em with crushed red pepper flakes and honey, you're doing it wrong.

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40. Dark Chocolate, Raspberry and Brie Grilled Cheese

  • Time Commitment: 15 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <30 minutes, <10 ingredients, kid-friendly
Brie is always invited to dessert at our place, and this buttery, sweet-tart sammy oozing with quality dark chocolate is why.

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