Baked Brie Bread Bowl
Updated: May 25, 2020
Brie cheese is a soft cheese known as the "Queen of Cheeses" and is one of the most renowned French cheeses in the world. Brie is well known for their intense and delicious flavors that combine perfectly with bread, vegetables, and many types of fruit and chips. One of the most incredible ways to enjoy Brie cheese is baked in the oven. This recipe shows you how to bake inside of a bread bowl that you can tear apart and dip in the cheese, along with any fruits or veggies that you desire. Perfect for the Keto diet, but can also be customized for Vegans and gluten free diets as well- check the Ingredients for alternatives.
1 round loaf of sourdough bread (9" diameter) (For Keto and Gluten Free diets, use a preferred Keto or Gluten Free round loaf of bread)
2 TBSN Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 TBSN garlic powder
1 TBSN oregano
One 12-oz. wheel brie, top rind removed (or Vegan brie cheese alternative)
1 cup shredded mozzarella (or Vegan mozzarella cheese alternative)
1 TBSN chopped fresh parsley
Small mixing bowl, whisk, sharp bread knife, sharp paring knife, marinating brush, measuring spoons, deep cooking pan.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes in oven Ready: 30 minutes
Before you handle any food, wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water. Clean your kitchen work area and pull back your hair or wear a cap. You want to avoid contaminating your meal with harmful bacteria that could cause food illness.
To make Baked Brie Bread Bowl:
1. Preheat oven to 350°.
2. In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, garlic powder, and oregano.
3. Place bread bowl into a deep baking pan. Slice off the top quarter of the bread.
4. Make sure the top layer of Brie is sliced off.
5. Place the wheel of brie on top of the bread and use a paring knife to trace around it.
6. Use a spoon to scoop out the inner circle of bread.
7. Brush the olive oil mixture on the inside of the bread.
8. Carefully, cut down around the edges of the bread to create the slices to tear after baking. Sprinkle with half of the shredded mozzarella.
9. Place the Brie inside the bread hole. Sprinkle remaining mozzarella on top of Brie wheel.
10. Place the bread top back on top of the cheese. Bake in oven for 45 minutes.
11. Serve warm while in deep pan or place in a large bowl as the melted cheese will pour from the bowl once slices are removed.
12. Sprinkle with chopped fresh parsley.
1 serving: 155 calories, 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 16 mg cholesterol, 250 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate (3 g sugars, 2 g fiber), 6 g protein.
This cheese is quite high in fat; Over half the fat in Brie cheese comes from saturated fat. Too much saturated fat in your diet may increase your risk of coronary heart disease. There are few carbohydrates in an ounce of Brie cheese and does serve as a source of protein.
Brie cheese serves as a good source of vitamins B-12 and B2. One ounce of Brie provides you with 8.7 percent of the vitamin B-12 you require daily, a nutrient vital to the health of your nerves and red blood cells. Without enough vitamin B-12 in your diet, you may suffer from a variety of neurological and psychological problems including muscle weakness, incontinence, dementia and mood swings. Vitamin B2, also known as riboflavin, is also found in Brie cheese. There is 7.8 percent of the daily recommended value per 1-oz. serving. This vitamin provides protection against free radical damage.
One ounce of Brie cheese provides you with approximately 5 percent of the selenium and phosphorus your body needs every day. Selenium in your diet serves an antioxidant, warding off damage from environmental and free radical attacks. The phosphorus contained in Brie cheese is important for your bones and teeth; it also helps remove waste from your kidneys.
Brie cheese contains high levels of sodium -- 178.6 mg per ounce. This accounts for 8 percent of the recommended daily sodium amount of 2,300 mg. Consuming too much sodium regularly contributes to your chance of developing high blood pressure and Americans often ingest over double the suggested amount, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Fruity red wines or spiced white wines. Red wines that work well are Sangiovese di Romagna, Dolcetto di Monferrato, or a Pinot Noir. Among white wines you can choose Reisling, Marsanne or Viognier. If you prefer to eat this cheese with a beer, you should choose fruitier beers like a Kriek or highly carbonated beers like a Pilsner.
Side Dish pairing: Mixed raw vegetables, tortilla chips, fruits and berries.
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Cranberry Brie Bowl
On top of the brie wheel, replace mozzarella with 1/2 cup of whole berry cranberry sauce. Replace parsley for garnish with fresh Thyme leaves. Perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas.
Autumn Brie Bowl
On top of Brie wheel, replace mozzarella with 2 TBSN dark brown sugar, half cup of walnut halves, and half cup of bacon crumbles. Replace parsley with fresh Rosemary. Perfect for autumn.
Almond & Pear Brie Bowl
On top of Brie wheel, add half cup of slivered almonds and two medium pears peeled and chopped. Replace parsley with fresh Thyme.