Must-Have Thanksgiving Dish: Baked Brie from Fresh 365

Now that it's November, we're in the mood to talk Thanksgiving on Simply Stated. Between now and Turkey day, we've asked some of our favorite food bloggers to share their must-have Thanksgiving dishes (aside from turkey of course). So check every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday to see what will be on their holiday tables this year and for years to come.


Baked Brie by Erin from Fresh 365


Baked Brie from Erin Wolczik of Fresh 365


To me, this baked brie is more than a recipe. It holds the memory from five Thanksgiving's ago, when family and friends gathered to celebrate my husband’s proposal (and my acceptance!) from the previous day. I remember the warmth from my parent’s wood-burning stove, the champagne toasts, the pure happiness radiating from our families who were looking forward to a wedding, and the baked brie my mother served.


Simply prepared, and warm from the oven, Thanksgiving is no longer complete without baked brie! The recipe below is my favorite version, but feel free to change up the herbs or add chopped nuts, to your liking.


Baked Brie
serves 4-6

8 ounces brie cheese round
1 tablespoon maple syrup (or honey)
1/4 cup fresh cranberries, chopped
2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
1/2 teaspoon orange zest

1. Preheat oven to 400F. Place brie on a baking sheet.
2. Pour maple syrup over top, and add cranberries. Sprinkle with thyme and orange zest.
3. Place in oven, and bake 25-30 minutes, until brie is soft when cut.
4. Remove from oven, and carefully transfer to a serving plate.
5. Serve immediately with crackers.


Kicking off our Thanksgiving recipe series is Erin Wolczik, the blogger behind Fresh 365 where she focuses on vegetarian recipes and beautiful food photography. During the day, she is a designer based out of Boston.

(recipe and images courtesy of Fresh 365)


What is your must-have Thanksgiving dish?