Baked Brie with Fresh Blueberry Sauce

Blueberries are abundant on the Northeast coast of the US. We can find them in our markets pretty easily here in San Diego, but nothing beats the blueberries that you come across in New England. They’re BIG and j.u.i.c.y. little buggers, and they’re cheap as can be. The market where I shopped this summer had them priced at 3 pints/$5.00. The local Farmer’s Market had them priced a little higher, but deservedly-so since they were freshly picked and perfect-looking. I utilized blueberries in numerous recipes this summer and will be sharing them now and then until they’ve run their seasonal course.

One of my favorites of the summer: Baked Brie with Blueberry Sauce
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I worked in catering for many years while going to college, and my favorite appetizer that we served up was a gigantic round melted brie in a chafing dish with add-ins like almonds and cranberries. I prep this brie the same as I did with the giant ones… making a cut along the top edge of the brie before baking. Once the brie is warm and melty, the top is very easy to cut under and slip off.
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Fresh blueberries are simmered with brown sugar, shallots, cider vinegar, ginger, a touch of cinnamon & cornstarch to thicken. The blueberry mixture is then spooned on top of the warmed brie.
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Served up with crackers or baguette slices, this blueberry brie makes a terrific, summery appetizer. Every bit of this amazing dish was gobbled up… brie scraped down to the rind and plate practically licked clean of any trace of blueberry. Dee-lish :)

This recipe can be found HERE.

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Other delicious-sounding baked brie recipes on the blogs:
Big Red Kitchen: Mini Baked Brie Cups
Half-Baked: Baked Brie w/ Pomegranate & Apple
Simply Recipes: Baked Brie with Jam
White on Rice Couple: Baked Brie Dip w/ Sundried Tomatoes & Thyme
YumSugar: Baked Brie w/ Mushrooms

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28 Responses to “Baked Brie with Fresh Blueberry Sauce”

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    Tracy — August 3, 2009 @ 5:30 AM

    I love this appetizer and have even had it served as a dessert with a nice wine.

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    Josie — August 3, 2009 @ 7:36 AM

    I cannot have brie in the house – I seriously can sit down and eat the whole thing on my own. It is a sickness :) Our blueberries this year have been few and far between… the weather just hasn’t cooperated. It is very sad!

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    veron — August 3, 2009 @ 6:58 AM

    I am seeing such terrific appetizers across the web and this is one of the best!

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    megan — August 3, 2009 @ 7:01 AM

    Anything with melted Brie is fantastic but this looks excellent. Love the blueberries!

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    Lynn — August 3, 2009 @ 7:18 AM

    My blueberry bush is loaded with berries and I love brie, so this is just screaming to me to make it. Thanks for posting!

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    lisaiscooking — August 3, 2009 @ 7:48 AM

    I love blueberries with brie! This sounds fantastic.

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    Elle — August 3, 2009 @ 9:34 AM

    Oooooh…this is perfection! I just want to eat the whole t hing. Oink!

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    cookiepie — August 3, 2009 @ 10:27 AM

    Oooooh – that is just GORGEOUS! I would like that for dessert! With a nice glass of proseco :)

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    southern hostess — August 3, 2009 @ 10:44 AM

    I just adore brie! This looks terrific.

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    Janet — August 3, 2009 @ 4:08 PM

    You are speakin’ my language, girlfriend! Totally salivating here! ;-)

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    Reeni — August 3, 2009 @ 5:30 PM

    This looks incredible! I love the sweet and savoriness of it – my mouth is watering!

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    The Food Hunter — August 3, 2009 @ 7:00 PM

    What a great combination of flavors.

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    Louise — August 3, 2009 @ 7:13 PM

    I just bought beautiful blueberries today. I think those blueberry pancakes will have to stay on the back burner for a while. Brie and Blueberries, Brilliant!

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    Manggy — August 3, 2009 @ 8:07 PM

    I love the play of sweet and savory in this one– satisfies any craving I might have! :)

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    nina — August 3, 2009 @ 9:53 PM

    I serve baked Brie often, but have never thought of doing it with blue berries. Awesome!!!

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    Adam — August 4, 2009 @ 5:23 AM

    Oh my goodness, that last picture is great. I can taste the sweetness already :)

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    Kristen — August 4, 2009 @ 9:01 AM

    That is one classy appetizer! The colors are stunning, love the contrast between the berries and the cheese & crackers. I have to try this one!

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    Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer — August 5, 2009 @ 8:22 AM

    OM Goodness – That looks decedent!! WOW impressive and what a wonderful combination!!

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    RobinSue — August 5, 2009 @ 4:39 PM

    Hi Lori,
    I will add this to my baked brie collection. Brie is one of my favorites to serve and I love to find new recipes. Yours looks divine! Thanks for putting my brie on the list of others to be tried. Love the list and will have to try some of them out. I have another baked brie recipe that I have been dying to post about and just need some time. I made it once for my book club and they ate it in 2 minutes-a bit embarrassing to run out so quickly but it is that good. Now I must go get some blueberries as I have company Friday night and I KNOW what I’ll be making- thanks for sharing!

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    Kerstin — August 5, 2009 @ 7:20 PM

    I love that last picture! Brie is just so good and I know this would be a huge hit at a party!

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    noble pig — August 6, 2009 @ 7:26 AM

    Do you find that using a cheaper brand brie or the more expensive works best? Sometimes I feel like the expensive brands melt everywhere but the President’s brand stays in tact? What do you use.

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    RecipeGirl — August 6, 2009 @ 8:01 AM

    Cathy- I do like the expensive brands, but usually end up with something cheaper… Whatever Costco sells is what I used here.

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    Chef Chuck — August 7, 2009 @ 7:17 AM

    O.K grab a bottle of wine! This makes me feel like its time for a picnic!! Nice Photos :)

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    CakeSpy — August 7, 2009 @ 10:30 AM

    I want to romance this cheese. I want to make it a valentine card that says “Brie Mine”, talk sweetly to it…and then eat it all up! Does this make me a dairy black widow?

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    alice — August 8, 2009 @ 8:28 PM

    Oh my.. this looks amazing! I think I will bring this to a potluck I’m going to next week.

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    Kevin — August 15, 2009 @ 7:41 AM

    With melted gooey brie is a great way to enjoy the blueberries!

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    Erika — September 21, 2010 @ 2:16 PM

    I made this as part of a spread for a bridal shower, it was “something blue.” It was a big hit! That savory blueberry sauce had perfectly balanced flavors.

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    Janet Pallavicini — August 24, 2012 @ 4:29 PM

    I am going for bigger size – we are serving this at the Blue Moon party 8/30-it will be a big hit.
    Janet in AZ